This is the slide deck from my presentation at Linux Conference Australia 2015, held in amongst the endless hills of the beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand. The presentation explored the lessons that I've learned in the process of launching an open source startup.
It's based on my experience working on PressGang CCMS, a project that I cofounded while working as part of a content team at Red Hat, and which as of 2014 was responsible for two thirds of the company's global software documentation output.
Solving internal problems was one thing, but scaling this solution for technical writers worldwide is another. As a result, I founded an incredible open source startup called Corilla.
Corilla is a beautiful publishing tool for technical writers that solves the problem of collaboratively authoring & managing documentation in the cloud. It's an incredible product with an incredible team, but in the process our the journey so far we've learned some equally incredible lessons.
While the slides alone don't give the full story, I hope you enjoy the context at least. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. My details are on the final slides and I would be happy to talk open source, technical communication, or software documentation.