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Daniele Procida

Daniele Procida

6 posts

Director of Engineering

I'm a Director of Engineering at Canonical, responsible for documentation - and making sure that ours becomes the best documentation possible. I'm the author of the Diátaxis documentation framework, and a Django core developer.


Daniele Procida
17 October 2023

Canonical at DjangoCon Africa

Community Events

DjangoCon Africa (Zanzibar, 6-11 November 2023) takes place for the very first time this year: a pan-African DjangoCon to join the family of DjangoCons that take place in Europe, the USA and Australia each year. Canonical will be sponsoring the conference, and we’ll be there with talks and workshops. Open-source software in Africa Our sup ...


Daniele Procida
9 August 2023

Not just an annoying list of questions

People and culture Article

Imagine if – as a job applicant – you could put yourself right in front of the hiring lead, and tell them, in your own words, in your own time, without interruption or distraction or pressure, why you think you’d be an excellent person for the role. What kind of applicant would benefit the most? ...


Daniele Procida
5 October 2022

Engineering transformation through documentation

People and culture Article

To help bring our ambitious documentation plans to fruition, we’re going to be hiring people to work in documentation – over the next couple of years, we’ll be increasing the number of Technical Authors at Canonical four-fold. This isn’t about documentation alone. If documentation is part of a product, and documentation work is part of ...


Daniele Procida
25 January 2022

The idea of a tutorial

Community Article

Sooner or later, almost everyone who looks at some software that they or their team have created imagines a user getting to grips with it, and a pang of empathy for that unknown person prompts them to think: what we need here is a tutorial. And they are always absolutely right. In the Diátaxis documentation ...


Daniele Procida
15 December 2021

Diátaxis, a new foundation for Canonical documentation

Community Article

Our on-going documentation transformation project aims to make our documentation the best it can possibly be – an exemplar of excellence for the industry. We’re working on four distinct pillars of documentation to achieve this. The first of these pillars is direction. It defines what is quality in documentation, and answers the question: ...


Daniele Procida
17 November 2021

The future of documentation at Canonical

Community Article

Our software documentation is part of how we talk to each other – our users, our colleagues, our community. It’s a way we demonstrate how we value each other – including how we value you.  We’ve understood the importance of this for some time, but actually finding a way to express those values in our ...