Human Factors in Engineering

T12 Learn, Share, and Grow: How to Become a Microsoft Learn Contributor


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Alvin Ashcraft

Senior Content Developer


Do you want to be part of one of the largest open-source projects in the world and help millions of learners achieve their goals? Do you want to learn how the Skilling teams at Microsoft are creating relevant and up-to-date content on Microsoft Learn? If so, then this session is for you!

In this session, you will learn how to use GitHub to contribute to the Microsoft Learn documentation. GitHub is a platform that allows you to collaborate with other developers and share your code and content with the world. You will learn how to:

  • Use the Documentation as Code approach to write, edit, and publish your content in GitHub
  • Explore the open-source repositories of Microsoft Learn and see how you can contribute to them
  • Follow the GitHub workflow to create, review, and merge your changes
  • Use GitHub issues and PRs to communicate with the Microsoft Learn team and get feedback on your contributions
  • Apply the Microsoft Learn tips and tricks to create engaging and effective content for your audience
  • Use the Markdown tooling for Learn to format your content and add interactive features

By the end of this session, you will have the skills and confidence to become a Microsoft Learn contributor and make a difference in the learning community. Whether you are new to GitHub or an experienced user, whether you want to contribute to existing content or create new content, there is an opportunity for you in Microsoft Learn. Join us and discover how you can learn, share, and grow with Microsoft Learn!

You will learn:

  • Understand the ways that anyone can contribute to documentation on Microsoft Learn
  • About the markdown tooling available to help MS Learn contributors create better content
  • Understand the GitHub workflow used by writers on the Microsoft content teams