Tech Comm Café

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…

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….

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: Next meeting November 7

Victoria Tech Comm Cafe: Next meeting November 7

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, November 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Write about Write the Docs There’s homework for this meeting. Come prepared to share and discuss one thing you find valuable about Write the Docs. Write 30 words describing what that thing is and why you like it….

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 8 recap; next meeting online October 17

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: September 8 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…

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…

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: July 11 recap; next meeting August 8, 2018

Vancouver-area Tech Comm Café: July 11 recap; next meeting August 8, 2018

This month we welcomed a smaller group for coffee and chat. Absentees were, presumably, either lounging on local beaches or holidaying in distant lands. However, the suggestion to skip the August meeting because of anticipated low attendance was met with horrified cries of “Of course not!” So, check below for details of that meeting. Two…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: June 5 recap; next meeting July 25

Victoria Tech Comm Café: June 5 recap; next meeting July 25

Once again, some new faces turned out for the June 5 Tech Comm Café in Victoria. And, once again, the discussion was lively, varied, and long-lasting. We all cleaned our plates, drank our beer, and covered five topics at the busy Northern Quarter bar and music venue in downtown Victoria. Beyond Writing: We talked about…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: May 9 recap; next meeting July 11

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: May 9 recap; next meeting July 11

This month’s Tech Comm Café was a mix of new and old faces and covered a wide range of topics. Job lead. The meeting started with an interesting job lead put forward by one of our experienced freelancers. According to an article in The Editors’ Weekly, the Canadian government tenders $15 billion to $20 billion…

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: April 11 recap; next meeting May 9

Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café: April 11 recap; next meeting May 9

The theme of the April 11 Tech Comm Café was ethics. The conversation was lively, and participants shared many stories and ideas about ethical dilemmas in technical writing. Working for companies with questionable ethical practices. Financial considerations may force us to compromise our ethics, but some people had quit or refused jobs due to ethical…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café: March 28 recap

Victoria-area technical communicators came out thirsty for beer and conversation to Smiths Pub for the first quarterly Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café of 2018. It was a lively and free-flowing meeting where we got to know new people, settled on some topics for future meetings, and enjoyed some beer and socializing. Introductions: Much of the…

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