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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…

Tech Comm Café: Feb. 8 recap; next meeting March 8, 2017

Tech Comm Café: Feb. 8 recap; next meeting March 8, 2017

On February 8 the Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café attracted a small but enthusiastic group, despite seven cancellations because of the snow. We made some great connections over lively conversation. To get things started, each of us shared a bit about our backgrounds and experiences. It’s always interesting to hear the diverse paths that led people…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: January 19 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café:  January 19 recap

The first Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café of 2017 was held January 19. The small group of technical writers, aspiring technical writers, and our invited guest met at The Next Sushi in Victoria’s Cook St. Village. Our guest for the evening was Olga Romanova, the Human Resources manager at Reliable Controls. Olga had kindly agreed…

STC Canada West Coast chapter conducts first salary survey

STC Canada West Coast chapter conducts first salary survey

The STC Canada West Coast chapter has conducted its first online salary survey. Over half of the chapter membership participated in the survey, which was a joint venture between the Canada West Coast and the Toronto chapters. Detailed results were sent to all Canada West Coast and Toronto chapter members in early December. This survey…

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