Weekly Round-up: Free Atlassian Training, Content Reuse, Agile Game Changer, HTML9, and More

Here's K15t Software's weekly social web round-up for technical writers, information architects, and content strategists.
 

This week's top story is from the Atlassian blogs: "Atlassian University is free!"

Atlassian University is free!

All step-by-step walk-throughs on JIRA, JIRA Agile and Confluence are now freely available by going to university.atlassian.com: "We’re very excited to offer all users the ability to learn the basics of our products in an interactive format." Read more (Sorry, this Atlassian blog post is no longer available)

Reuse Is a Good Tactic but a Poor Strategy

Mark Baker's thoughts about content reuse: "Reusing text where you would have been writing the same text anyway is the right thing to do. But combining all the various ways in which you might express an important idea into one expression is a bad idea." Read more

Game Changer: How Agile Product Development Is Putting Technical Content Creators Through Their Paces

Kumar Vora considers the trends of accelerating release cycles, online hosting and instant content localization, and their implications for technical content: "Your technical product content deserves the same level of discipline as you devote to your code." Read more

How to Tell Stories Like a Pro

At the TCUK 2014 conference, presentation coach Andrew Lightheart gives advice to rocket up your impact by telling stories from your life: "There are three levels of story zoom, each with a different difficulty, impact and risk." Read more

HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS

Wait, what?! This is not only a hilarious parody of web frameworks, it also makes fun of its FAQs and developer technobabble: "Just attackclone the grit repo pushmerge, then rubygem the lymphnode js shawarma module – and presto!" Read more



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