The Layer5 Writing Program is a way to demonstrate your expertise, give back to the community, and help us produce great content. We collaborate with authors and technologists from around the world to produce high quality articles, blog posts, tutorials and other cloud native resources on Meshery, Kubernetes, service meshes, Docker and related technologies.
Improve your writing and Publishing is a feedback-driven process that can help you understand your audience better, explain complex topics clearly, and iterate to improve results. Become a better technical writer by collaborating with an accomplished team of technical writers and editors.
Build your technical profileShare your knowledge with a worldwide developer community. Build your GitHub profile with assigned issues and merged pull requests. Articles, posts, project documetation written by you will be drafted, put into a pull request, reviewed and merged like any other code-centric contribution. Documenting the problems you solved or a new feature you implemented will serve as a perpetual guide to others in the community.
Establish your voice and personal brandSharing your knowledge not only demonstrates your technical expertise, it highlights your ability to teach others, and establishes you as an authority on the topic. Your technical write-ups are empirical evidence of your ability to learn and teach.
EducateWhether you're writing about a complex system or a a set of actions you took to address an error, the odds are high that someone else will someday struggle with the same things as you. By writing about the things that you learn or find interesting, you aren't just teaching yourself, you're also helping share your knowledge with every person who reads your post.
We welcome the contribution of any type that shares knowledge about our projects or related technologies.
Do you want to document your recent effort in implementing a new feature? Do you want to share a solution for a problem you were struggling with? Do you want to share information about a recent technology you find intriguing? Want to host an event with Layer5? Want to deliver a talk, a workshop, or a tutorial? Just let us know.
If you’re interested in the Layer5 Writing Program, please submit your information (and proposed topic, if you have one) to get started. Don't have a topic? Don't worry, we have plenty of suggestions for you.
Upon being accepted, you'll work with a coordinator on the content team to decide on a topic, develop a project plan, and discuss submission details.