Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
Erin McKean

Erin McKean
Developer Relations Program Manager, Open Source Strategy | Wordnik.com Founder, Google | Wordnik

Website | @emckean

Erin McKean is the founder of the newly not-for-profit Wordnik.com, the world’s biggest online dictionary, and developer relations program manager at Google. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Before JavaScript, she dabbled in HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark. (If you’ve ever written anything in Omnimark, she’ll buy you a drink.) Erin’s the author of the Weird and Wonderful Words books, the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and, most recently, The Hundred Dresses, a field guide to dresses. She blogs at Dressaday.com. When you meet her, please tell her your favorite word.


9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: D135/136
Andrew Chen (Google), Erin McKean (Google | Wordnik), Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy (Adecco@Google)
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Incomplete, inaccurate, or outdated docs are a recognized barrier to developer productivity. Join Andrew Chen, Erin McKean, and Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy for an overview of research-backed documentation best practices and discover how to create the skeleton of a ready-to-deploy documentation website for your own open source project. Read more.