Events

Tech Comm Café: July 13 recap; next meeting Aug. 10

Tech Comm Café: July 13 recap; next meeting Aug. 10

The Tech Comm Café met on July 13, 2016, for an informative discussion of work-related dilemmas. It was great to see experienced, working technical writers brainstorming to generate fresh ideas. Skill levels: How do employers and writers define junior, intermediate, and senior writers? Generally, junior writers have less than two years of experience, intermediates have…

August 20 – All-hands chapter collaboration meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events and seminars, 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 are interested in finding out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share,…

Tech Comm Café: June 8 recap; next meeting July 13

Tech Comm Café: June 8 recap; next meeting July 13

The Tech Comm Café met on June 8 at BG Urban Café in Burnaby for an engaging talk about technical writing and communication. The group was large enough to have a lively discussion, yet small enough that we could hear everyone clearly amidst the café’s background noise. The group was diverse professionally and in experience….

July 16 – All-hands chapter 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…

June 11 – Strategic Planning Meeting

June 11 – Strategic Planning 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 2016-2017 board, including Stephen Gauer, the new chapter president, and Beverlee Bishundayal, the new chapter treasurer. We’ll meet in the ground-floor boardroom…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: April 13, 2016 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: April 13, 2016 recap

At the third Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café, six attendees enjoyed Thai food at the Tropical Island restaurant. Highly recommended: their Singapore noodles with shrimp or a curry! After introductions, Serena Beck, who organized the get-together, announced the new volunteer position of Vancouver Island Coordinator. She also let everyone know about the Contractor’s Directory on…

April 23 – AGM and All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

Strategic Planning 2015

About the AGM STC Canada West Coast chapter officers hold office from June 1 to May 31 each year. At the April 23, 2016, annual general meeting, we’ll be holding elections to fill these positions for the coming year. The current Vice-President, Stephen Gauer, will move into the President’s role on June 1. The current…

March 19 – How the foundation for technical communication can lead to business analysis

March 19 – How the foundation for technical communication can lead to business analysis

Event Description ***Seating limited to 20; please register soon*** It can happen to the best of us. From our earnest beginnings as technical writers, over time we progress to power users in our organizations. Various departments recognize us as the “go-to” person – we wrote the manuals, so that makes us experts, right? And so…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: Feb. 18 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: Feb. 18 recap

At the second Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café, attendees enjoyed an evening of sizzling Indian food and great conversation. We discussed which tools we use for writing. More than half of us at the meeting use Madcap Flare; the rest use FrameMaker or Microsoft Word. Flare has a 30-day trial and you can receive technical…

February 27 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

February 27 – All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting

About This Collaboration Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events and seminars, 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 are interested in finding out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

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