Celeste Horgan is a writer, speaker and leader. She solves documentation problems at scale, and advocates for inclusivity across the industry.

Affiliations

Stripe

Staff Technical Writer

February 2022 -

I just started! Give it some time to bake.
Linux Foundation

Staff Technical Writer

June 2021 - January 2022

Senior Technical Writer

January 2020 - June 2021

I worked at the Linux Foundation as a Staff Technical Writer on Cloud Native Computing Foundation projects.

I wrote documentation, designed/developed project websites, mentored projects on documentation best practices, and ran Techdocs Office Hours.

Inclusive Naming Initiative

Co-founder

June 2020 -

I co-founded the Inclusive Naming Initiative with the goal of removing harmful, racist and sexist language from codebases, and reaching quorum on the replacement terms.

I run two workstreams: Language and Open Source.

Kubernetes

Contributor

March 2020 -

SIG Docs approver

June 2020 -

Code of Conduct Committee

August 2020 -

Working Group Naming Chair & Co-Founder

June 2020 - November 2021

I am heavily involved in the Kubernetes community as a result of my work with the Linux Foundation. I have been an approver for SIG Docs since June 2020, founded the naming working group, and currently serve as a member of the Code of Conduct Committee as an individual contributor.

Latest blog post

Hello. On February 14, 2022, I moved to America to work for Stripe . I’m super pleased to be working with Stripe’s excellent technical documentation team at a critical time for the company. Why America? in 2022? I struggled with my own answer to this for a long time. America is a country with a complex history and impact on the world. After September 11, 2001, it is increasingly a country in profound moral and spiritual crisis....

Recorded talks

The Foundations of Community

Confidential Computing Developer Summit 2021 · Slides

What's in a Name? A WG Naming Deep Dive

KubeCon/CloudNativeCon North America 2020 · Slides

Intro to Kubernetes Docs

KubeCon/CloudNativeCon North America 2020 · Slides