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Online Tech Comm Café: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

The next Vancouver and Vancouver Island Tech Comm Cafés will be combined into one meeting that will take place online on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Brew yourself a beverage and dial in from the comfort of your favourite chair. Please RSVP to: admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca by October 16, 2018. The…

Event report: Structured content webinar

On September 20, 2018 Nenad Furtula presented an overview of the principles and value of structured content. Nenad, a partner and VP Sales and Marketing at Bluestream Database Software, has been working with Extensible Markup Language (XML) for over 15 years. Structured vs. unstructured content Unstructured content is written as a single, complete unit (for…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: September 19 recap; next meeting November 7

Victoria Tech Comm Café: September 19 recap; next meeting November 7

There were, once again, many new faces at the September Victoria Tech Comm Café on a lovely rooftop patio in downtown Victoria. Organizing through a Meetup group has gotten the word out about STC Canada West Coast and made life easier for our organizers. With passion and enthusiasm discussion flowed as smoothly as the pints….

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: Next meeting November 7

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: Next meeting November 7

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, November 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Write about Write the Docs There’s homework for this meeting. Come prepared to share and discuss one thing you find valuable about Write the Docs. Write 30 words describing what that thing is and why you like it….

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 8 recap; next meeting online October 17

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 8 recap; next meeting online October 17

New and longtime technical writers met for the September Tech Comm Café at the Wicklow Pub. Attendees enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the new venue, as well as its food and drinks menu. The relaxed and convivial conversation touched upon the beauty of the sunset, the smell of rain after a drought, learning new…

September 20 – Webinar event: Structured content

A current job posting for a technical writer calls for experience “using a recognized document content management system (CMS), writing/editing in XML, DITA.” Our next webinar will explore the theory and practice behind that job requirement. On Thursday, September 20, Nenad Furtula will present a webinar titled “Why ‛Intelligent Content’?” Nenad will discuss how the…

September 12 — Begin the season at the Tech Comm Café at The Wicklow Pub — new location!

September 12 — Begin the season at the Tech Comm Café at The Wicklow Pub — new location!

Come join us for the Tech Comm Café on September 12 at  The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver. The Tech Comm Cafés provide networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated! Anyone who’s interested in technical communication is welcome — contractor, in-house, student, long-time…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: August 8 recap; next meeting September 12

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: August 8 recap; next meeting September 12

Our August meeting included longtime and new technical writers and people exploring the field as part of their career transition. The group enjoyed a lively and wide-ranging discussion. Call for volunteer writers: The meeting opened with a call for volunteers to contribute articles to the chapter website. A reminder to new technical writers: contributions to…

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: next meeting September 19

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Jenny Nelson will join us to share her recent experiences with managing a small team of remote employees, acting as team lead for a larger group of writers, and juggling a full slate of writing projects. Does she find…

STC Canada West Coast chapter offers 10 student memberships

In 2018, the STC Canada West Coast chapter awarded 5 students an STC membership. For 2019, the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Canada West Coast chapter is pleased to cover the $65 (US) annual STC student membership fee for up to 10 post-secondary students in British Columbia. To be eligible, students must provide proof of…

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