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June 10 – Strategic planning meeting

About this meeting Every June the chapter holds a special strategic planning meeting to set priorities and plan events, speakers, and initiatives for the coming year. This is your chance to contribute, and to meet the 2017-2018 board, including Serena Beck, the new chapter president. We’ll meet on line via JoinMe on Saturday, June 10…

Robert Desprez goes mobile for our June presentation

Robert Desprez goes mobile for our June presentation

Our final event for the 2016-2017 speaker series take places Saturday, June 3, with a presentation on preparing content for mobile delivery by Vancouver freelance technical writer Robert Desprez. Robert’s presentation will look at current trends in mobile use and how technical writers are responding to the changing ways that users read content; different mobile…

Tech Comm Café: May 10 recap; next meeting June 14

Tech Comm Café: May 10 recap; next meeting June 14

The Tech Comm Café met on May 10 for a wide-ranging discussion of technical writing topics — after a brief rehash of the previous evening’s cliff-hanger provincial election, still awaiting final ballot counts and recounts in several ridings. One person brought a new perspective to the frequent debate over classroom vs. online courses. He’s pursuing…

Tech Comm Café: April 12 recap; next meeting May 10, 2017

Tech Comm Café: April 12 recap; next meeting May 10, 2017

A break in Vancouver’s wet weather on a cool spring evening brought an eclectic mix of technical writers to the Allegro Café, near downtown Vancouver, for April’s Tech Comm Café meeting. After a quick round of introductions where members practiced their elevator speeches, the group set the agenda and a friendly tone for the 90-minute…

April 22 – AGM and All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

About the AGM STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 22, 2017, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these positions for the coming year. The current Vice-President, Serena Back, will move into the President’s role on June 1. The current…

Tech Comm Café: March 8 recap; next meeting April 12, 2017

Tech Comm Café: March 8 recap; next meeting April 12, 2017

The dark rainy evening of March 8 saw a number of people take shelter at Allegro Café to meet for the Tech Comm Café. After some enthusiastically received announcements regarding upcoming workshops and volunteer meetings, the group introduced themselves. With a mix of seasoned technical writers and people new to the field, the theme of…

Call for nominations

Call for nominations

STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 22, 2017, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these roles for the coming year. In particular, we’re actively seeking members in good standing to put their names forward for the position of Vice-President,…

March 18 – all hands collaboration meeting

March 18 – all hands collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you want to out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Serena Beck is our new chapter VP

Serena Beck is our new chapter VP

STC Canada West Coast Chapter welcomes Serena Beck as the new Vice President. Prior to her new role, she was the chapter’s Membership Coordinator for two years. “I decided I was up for a challenge and volunteered for VP,” she says. “It’s great that we have a team of valuable volunteers and an amazing current…

Our Writing API Documentation course runs April 8

Our Writing API Documentation course runs April 8

Our second hands-on training course of the year, Writing API Documentation, will run at BCIT’s downtown campus at 555 Seymour Street on Saturday, April 8. This course is designed for technical writers who have never done API documentation before. The ability to write API documentation is a very useful skill to add to your repertoire…

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