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Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social: recap

Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social: recap

STC Canada West Coast’s first ever Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social was another engaging evening with plenty of rambling discussion and catching up. Sült Pierogi Bar was a perfect venue with some great pierogis. Planning has already begun for the second annual Pierogifest! The Tech Comm Café provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: November 7 recap

Victoria Tech Comm Café: November 7 recap

Fire, Write the Docs, and Robots From across the room, the glinting, glossy, rock gas fireplace drew me in. I joined several fellow technical writers for a lovely chat about Write the Docs  and robots. Write the Docs is a free online community with excellent information for writers, users, developers, and “everyone.” Their all encompassing…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: Nov. 13 recap; next meeting Jan. 16, 2019

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café:  Nov. 13 recap; next meeting Jan. 16, 2019

The November 13 Tech Comm Café met at the Cactus Club Café on Kingsway in Burnaby. The change from our usual downtown coffee shop brought in new people from across the Lower Mainland so we had lots to talk about over dinner. As usual, we started with job-hunting and networking tips. Many people use LinkedIn…

Nov 27, 2018 — 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. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

Online Tech Comm Café recap: Oct. 17, 2018

Online Tech Comm Café recap: Oct. 17, 2018

On Wednesday 17 October, a group of technical writers dialed in to share industry perspectives at a virtual Tech Comm Café. The join.me software worked well, with the invitation link and agenda arriving efficiently an hour before the event. A simple click brought us together, with the option of adding webcams or photos to add…

Event report: Structured content webinar

On September 20, 2018 Nenad Furtula presented an overview of the principles and value of structured content. Nenad, a partner and VP Sales and Marketing at Bluestream Database Software, has been working with Extensible Markup Language (XML) for over 15 years. Structured vs. unstructured content Unstructured content is written as a single, complete unit (for…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: September 19 recap; next meeting November 7

Victoria Tech Comm Café: September 19 recap; next meeting November 7

There were, once again, many new faces at the September Victoria Tech Comm Café on a lovely rooftop patio in downtown Victoria. Organizing through a Meetup group has gotten the word out about STC Canada West Coast and made life easier for our organizers. With passion and enthusiasm discussion flowed as smoothly as the pints….

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 12 recap; next meeting online October 17

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 12 recap; next meeting online October 17

New and longtime technical writers met for the September Tech Comm Café at the Wicklow Pub. Attendees enjoyed the quiet and privacy of the new venue, as well as its food and drinks menu. The relaxed and convivial conversation touched upon the beauty of the sunset, the smell of rain after a drought, learning new…

September 20 – Webinar event: Structured content

A current job posting for a technical writer calls for experience “using a recognized document content management system (CMS), writing/editing in XML, DITA.” Our next webinar will explore the theory and practice behind that job requirement. On Thursday, September 20, Nenad Furtula will present a webinar titled “Why ‛Intelligent Content’?” Nenad will discuss how the…

September 12 — Begin the season at the Tech Comm Café at The Wicklow Pub — new location!

September 12 — Begin the season at the Tech Comm Café at The Wicklow Pub — new location!

Come join us for the Tech Comm Café on September 12 at  The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver. The Tech Comm Cafés provide networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated! Anyone who’s interested in technical communication is welcome — contractor, in-house, student, long-time…

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