Tech Comm Café

Victoria Tech Comm Café: March 27, 2019 recap; next meeting TBD

There I am tonight (not on time, but miraculously 20 minutes early reserving our table), when in walks our first meeting attendee. Heads turn in the upscale open dining concept of the Sherwood Cafe and Bar. Loomo is rolling behind our first attendee like an obedient dog. Loomo is a mobile AI sidekick and mini personal…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 13 recap; next meeting April 17

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 13 recap; next meeting April 17

We met on the day that countries started grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. Pilots voiced their concerns, stating: “the flight manual was inadequate, and we are flying without sufficient training, amongst other issues.” This unfortunate tragedy was the basis of our first discussion. We questioned, as technical writers do: Who wrote the flight…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 13 recap; next meeting April 17

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: March 13 recap; next meeting April 17

<< Add text and photo>>       The Tech Comm Café provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated. We discuss technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios, and anything else related to working as a technical communicator. We welcome anyone who’s…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Jan. 16 recap; next meeting March 13

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: Jan. 16 recap; next meeting March 13

We managed to find a quieter corner in a restaurant that’s known for its large echoing rooms and loud atmosphere as well as for its good food. We didn’t quite have to shout to be heard, but the group was large enough that each half of the table had its own separate conversations going on….

Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social: recap

Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social: recap

STC Canada West Coast’s first ever Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social was an engaging evening with plenty of rambling, wide-ranging discussion and catching up. The beer was cold. The pierogis were hot. The company was engaging. The Sült Pierogi Bar was a cosy venue with an exceptional selection of pierogis and beer. Some of us are already looking forward to…

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…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: Next meeting December 19

Victoria Tech Comm Café: Next meeting December 19

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, December 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social Sure. It’s a busy season. But there are some things that you just have to make time for. Things like dumplings. And beer. And fellow tech writers. Join us for STC Canada West Coast’s…

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…

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…

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