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Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: next meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

The next meeting of the Tech Comm Café in the Vancouver area will take place on Tuesday, November 13. This time we’re moving to a new day, new time, and new location. If you’d like to join us for casual conversation and dinner, RSVP by end of day on November 12 so we can save a…

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…

Online Tech Comm Café: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

The next Vancouver and Vancouver Island Tech Comm Cafés will be combined into one meeting that will take place online on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Brew yourself a beverage and dial in from the comfort of your favourite chair. Please RSVP to: admin (at) stcwestcoast.ca by October 16, 2018. The…

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…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: August 8 recap; next meeting September 12

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: August 8 recap; next meeting September 12

Our August meeting included longtime and new technical writers and people exploring the field as part of their career transition. The group enjoyed a lively and wide-ranging discussion. Call for volunteer writers: The meeting opened with a call for volunteers to contribute articles to the chapter website. A reminder to new technical writers: contributions to…

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: next meeting September 19

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, September 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Jenny Nelson will join us to share her recent experiences with managing a small team of remote employees, acting as team lead for a larger group of writers, and juggling a full slate of writing projects. Does she find…

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