Tech writing for software engineers - Interview with Barry Rosenberg

Episode 15

API The Docs Podcast


Our guest is Barry Rosenberg, technical writer at Google and co-author of courses Technical Writing One and Technical Writing Two. At the beginning of his professional journey, Barry was starting out as a teacher for a smaller group of undergraduate students at MIT. How did he become a teacher of a highly scalable class for thousands of engineers at Google? How has writing fiction helped him to write better technical courses? Join us to learn more about his inspiring career and the courses he created:

  • How and why have these courses been developed?
  • Why is it valuable to teach tech writing to engineers?
  • What are the prerequisites and skills required to become an efficient technical writer?
  • What new tech writing courses are currently being created at Google?
  • The hosts are Laura Vass (Editor of Developer Portals Newsletter, Co-Founder of Pronovix) and Anett Pozsár (Senior Technical Writer, Pronovix).


Barry Rosenbeeg - Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists
Overview of technical writing courses at Google 


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