15th November 2016, 6:00 pm
Message from the host 💬
Thanks for participating! I really enjoyed answering your questions 😄 (what a variety!)
Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or tweet at me @una with any followup questions/comments you might have! Hopefully I might get to meet some of you at an event some day too!
Hi Una, thanks for AMA.
How does someone start as speaker? Let's say you shine at something, knows topic excellently and you could talk about it. How do you get noticed to be invited on event, or do you ask yourself to talk on event? And when you find it :D what does you need to pay attention to when talking? What are some common mistakes people do? For someone who is not in world of Web and UI Development - at this time, what technologies, stacks you should learn to start with developing sites and especially UI? With all this designs, material designs, etc, what are things you need to pay attention when developing UI, is there some good reading about it (practical considerations, what to do or no...)? This could be a questions for a few AMAs, I hope it doesn't look scary. :D
Thanks once again for AMA. =)
Una, you represent so much more than your code and projects. I like to keep up with all the things you're doing because you care about the community, good code, technical evolution, and proper downtime. My question is: how do you juggle all of this while still having a full time job? Every time I've tried to accomplish more and diminish the hard line between "work-life balance", I've failed miserable by either burning out or having major FoMO about everything else that I was NOT doing instead.
What are your strategies that keep you going on what feels like the right direction, and how do you choose which of the 8584 things going on in the front-end world to pursue?
How technical writer's job looks like? Do you write project documentation and keep it up-to-date, do you write any analysis reports, tech specs, etc? In your vision how those documents are important for engineering team and business team, where they can find those documents?
How anyone can become a technical writer? How to write technical documents in a maximum short, simple structure and language? Do you write those documents using Markdown, LibreOffice, LaTeX, HTML, Microsoft Office or something else?
Hi, Una - so wonderful of you to do an AMA!
And another question: Any tips, tricks, advice, etc., for a career changer with terrific project management skills, improving-every-day coding skills (I practice everyday & take on small web des/dev clients for experience), and a desire to make this my new life's work? I'm moving from 18 years as a nonprofit writer (communications, marketing & grant writing) to front end development. Thanks again!