Wanted to run a possible presentation idea past everyone, and see what people think.
"Tech Writing for Techies: A Primer"
Technologists, in general, have a reputation for not being very good writers. However, documentation is one of the most overlooked -- yet most critical -- business functions. This presentation provides an overview of what technical writing is all about, how technologists can contribute to better documentation, and how it can improve your business.
The idea for this pretty much spun off from a presentation I've been doing for SQL Saturday about how to talk to non-technical people (I include a section on documentation, and was thinking about expanding on it; hence, my presentation idea).
What do people think? Would this make for a viable topic? Anything that I should/shouldn't include?