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Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: June 14 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: June 14 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Everyone at the June meeting had several years of technical writing experience and was working full-time, so instead of discussing topics of interest to newcomers, such as writing classes and job-hunting, we focused on work questions (and vented a little, in a polite and constructive way). Tools: Our small group included users and fans (or…

August 16, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: May 1 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: May 1 recap; next meeting online Sept. 13

The May 1 Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café was held at Frankie’s Modern Diner, where writers enjoyed everything from milk shakes to mimosas and burgers to pasta. We also had the pleasure of chatting with two guest speakers: Michele Macklin, Senior Interaction Designer at Number 41 Media, and Andrew Macklin, Senior Software Developer at Reliable…

July 19, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an online chapter meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to continue to add value for our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to know…

How to Maximize your Summit Experience

Schedule Review all the sessions before the summit and choose a first and a second choice for each time slot. Review if you want to attend any additional meetings or presentations at lunch or in the evening. For example, I attended a few networking events, the leadership program, the annual business meeting, and the honours…

Event report: Preparing Content for Mobile

Event report: Preparing Content for Mobile

Robert Desprez’s presentation on preparing content for mobile on June 3, 2017, proved to be informative for technical communication professionals of all background and skill sets. Particularly interesting to the largely tech writing audience was Robert’s view on current trends in mobile use, and how tech writers are responding to this changing platform. How are…

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…

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