06. Ed Marshall: APIs and SDKs (January 19, 2014)

Ed Marshall presents

APIs and SDKs: Breaking Into and Succeeding in a Specialty Market

On Sunday, January 19, 2014, you and your colleagues will prepare to enter a specialty technical communication marketplace.

We issue you a Certificate of Completion.

APIs and SDKs Workshop

8:15 am - 9:00 am - Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Workshop

The goals of this workshop are to:

    • Learn what APIs and SDKs are, who uses them, and why.

    • Learn what typical documentation deliverables are for these products.

    • Learn two common methodologies for producing documentation for APIs/SDKs from the source code, a “single source of truth.”

    • Be able to describe why this approach is preferred by many developers.

    • Practice using two common tools for producing documentation from the source code, Doxygen and Javadoc.

    • Learn recommended sources of training to get the skills needed for this area.

    • Create an API/SDK sample that you can show to potential clients or employers.

IMPORTANT: Attendees need to bring their own laptops with Windows (or a Windows emulator installed) and have full admin privileges to install software on the laptop. All software used in the workshop is free and will be provided by the instructor.


You cannot walk in. You can only pass building security if you are on their list as a registrant.

To register, go to the Registration section below, sign up, and pay in advance of the registration deadline.

Medidata Solutions

350 Hudson St, Fl 9, (between King St & Prince St)

New York, NY 10013 USA



- 1 to Houston St

- C, E to Spring St

Room: Training Room

Day of event contact +1.8624529927

Register & Pay

Please REGISTER EARLY. Limited seats are available. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 17.

To register, select the appropriate payment level below and click Buy Now. Proceed to pay via Paypal.

NOTE: All registrations are transferable but non-refundable.

A link for virtual participants will be sent 1 day before each events.

About Ed Marshall

Ed Marshall is an independent consultant technical writer and the sole proprietor of Marshall Documentation Consulting. With over 25 years in technical writing, he specializes in technical documentation for developers including API (application programming interfaces), SDK (software developer’s kits), and Web Services products.

Over his career, Ed has developed expertise in using tools to “let the computer do the work,” such as advanced tools for editing files, comparing files, and searching / replacing text.

He has presented many talks at local STC chapters, the STC Conferences / Technical Summits, the WritersUA Conferences, the DocTrain Conferences, and other professional conferences, including the TEKOM trade show in Germany (October 2012, at their invitation).

Ed is a Certified MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) for MadCap Flare versions 9 (2013) 8 (2012) and 7 (2011).

He can be reached on e-mail, on LinkedIn, and on Twitter.