Events

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 8 recap; next meeting online Jan. 10, 2018

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 8 recap; next meeting online Jan. 10, 2018

November’s meeting began with a surprise: our regular meeting place was closed for a special event. We found another coffee shop around the corner instead. For the benefit of some new people who weren’t familiar with local STC activities, we discussed recent face-to-face presentations on API documentation, Flare, personality differences in the workplace, and privacy…

November 16: Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café

Tech Comm Café provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas and a burst of professional entry to keep you motivated. The next Tech Comm Café in the Victoria area will meet on Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m. LOCATION: Churchill Pub, 1140 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. For this get-together, we’ll discuss what the…

November 14, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This 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. We’ll also discuss and decide on our budget for the next year. If you want to out what’s happening,…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Oct. 11 recap; next meeting Nov. 8

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Oct. 11 recap; next meeting Nov. 8

This month’s meeting started with a work-related dilemma: how do you convince busy team leaders to delegate work? Some say it’s easier to do everything themselves. They know the work will be done right and on time, and they don’t have to take time out of their busy day to train and monitor a new…

October 21, 2017 — Chapter Meeting

About This 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. We’ll also discuss and decide on our budget for the next year. If you want to out what’s happening,…

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 13 recap; next meeting Oct. 11

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 13 recap; next meeting Oct. 11

Our first online Tech Comm Café was a great success. The Vancouver-area and Vancouver Island groups, separated by 110 kilometres and the Strait of Georgia, met jointly online on Sept. 13. We had an excellent turnout and a lively discussion that extended half an hour beyond the scheduled time, ending only when the host had…

Webinar event: Lessons learned from the 2017 STC summit

Webinar event: Lessons learned from the 2017 STC summit

Have you always wondered what it would be like to attend an STC summit? Want to learn about the topics presented at the May 2016 Summit in Washington? Do you have questions about the STC summit? The STC Canada West Coast chapter is proud to present our first webinar “Lessons Learned from the 2017 STC…

Webinar event: the secrets of successful freelancing

Stephen Gauer at his desk

On November 22, Stephen Gauer, past president of the STC, will present a 40-minute webinar sharing everything he’s learned about freelancing since launching his own company, Gauer Consulting, in the early 1990s. He’ll explore the key steps to launching a successful freelance career as a tech writer, with particular emphasis on the most difficult part…

Event report: 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch

Event report: 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch

The 2017 BCIT Technical Writing Alumni Lunch, which was held on September 16th, started with a panel discussion on Communication for a Complex World. The panel featured three STC Canada West Coast chapter executive members: Serena Beck (chapter president), Stephen Gauer (chapter past president), and Beverlee Bishundayal (chapter secretary/treasurer). There were 35 attendees, including students,…

First time summit attendee summary

I attended STC’s 64th Annual STC Summit “Gain the Edge to Get Results” in Washington, DC from May 7th to 10th, 2017. As a first time summit attendee, I gained a wealth of knowledge that I’m happy to share with my fellow chapter members and coworkers. It was an amazing and well organized conference. I…

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