Dan Allen

Dan Allen
Open Source Community Catalyst, OpenDevise

Website | @mojavelinux

Dan is an open source advocate, community catalyst, author and speaker. He proudly pursues these passions as a Red Hat employee and community member. In his role as Principal Software Engineer, he serves as the Arquillian community manager and draws on that experience to help make a variety of open source projects wildly successful, including Arquillian, Awestruct, Asciidoctor, JBoss Forge and CDI.

Dan is the author of Seam in Action (Manning, 2008), has written articles for IBM developerWorks, NFJS magazine, Java Tech Journal and JAXenter and is an internationally recognized speaker. He has presented at major software conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, UberConf, RWX, JAX and Jazoon and has been recognized as a JavaOne Rock Star, JBossWorld Top Presenter and JAX Hall of Fame speaker.

After a long conference day, you’ll likely find Dan enjoying chatting about tech and community with fellow community members over a Trappist beer.


Tools and Techniques
Location: D139/140 Level: Intermediate
Dan Allen (OpenDevise), Sarah White (Asciidoctor, OpenDevise)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 15 ratings)
Writing e-mail is easy. We do it all the time. But it only reaches a limited audience. Writing documentation is hard. We don't do it as often. But online documentation can reach an unlimited audience. Attend this session to learn how lightweight markup makes documentation easier, static site generators make websites simpler and GitHub makes collaborating on content and publishing it online faster. Read more.
Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
Dan Allen (OpenDevise)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
Writing documentation is already hard enough. Why do we make it even more difficult by burying the content in XML or struggling with finicky WSYWIG editors? Drop the angled brackets and discover the zen of writing documentation in AsciiDoc. While the format is plain text, it can still output beautiful HTML 5, DocBook and PDF documents--or even a slide deck like the one used in this presentation! Read more.


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