Events

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…

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…

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…

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