adamhollett.com is the personal website of Adam Hollett, a developer and technical writer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
My LinkedIn profile has more details on my work history and experience.
I'm a Ruby/Rails developer at Shopify, where I work on documentation and support tools to help our merchants. I built a custom Rails engine to transition the Shopify Help Center from a static website to a dynamic app.
I also wrote Ruby code for the upkeep of our documentation platform and improved automated tests for content. With my colleague Jeremy Hanson-Finger, I created rorybot, an automated tool for catching style errors in written documentation.
I returned to Algonquin College for a couple of years to teach the Usability and User Experience course in my former Technical Writing program.
The course covers introductory concepts of UX with a particular focus on usability, and the effects that usability and UX have on the documentation process.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Technical Writing from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. My main technical writing interests include automation, usability, and accessibility.
I hold a BA in English Language and Literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland. My main literary interests are unreliable narration and magical realism. Some of my favourite books include Pale Fire, Fifth Business, and Watership Down.
I sometimes create crossword puzzles for employees at Shopify.