Tech Comm Café

Vancouver area Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10 recap; next meeting March 9

Vancouver area Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10 recap; next meeting March 9

The Tech Comm Café meeting on Feb. 10, at a café in Burnaby, was a congenial and lively gathering of new and familiar faces. Announcements – The next chapter collaboration meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27. Chapter members, volunteers, and non-members are welcome to attend. Bring your volunteer skills, learn new ones, and…

Next Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10, 2016

Next Tech Comm Café: Feb. 10, 2016

The next Tech Comm Café will be held on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin@stcwestcoast.ca. The TCC 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,…

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café Recap Nov 30, 2015

Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café Recap Nov 30, 2015

The first Vancouver Island Tech Comm Café was held in a restaurant in downtown Victoria on November 30. The attendees enjoyed perogies with custom fillings such as chicken and kale while introducing themselves and their work histories. After introductions, we discussed how we could help one of the attendees decide whether she wants to enter…

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 14 recap

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 14 recap

We held the October 14 meeting of the Tech Comm Café at Allegro Café, Cambie Whole Foods, Vancouver. Announcements: — STC Canada West Coast chapter event: “How to Create and Deliver Effective Presentations,” October 24. http://stcwestcoast.ca/chapter/october-24-how-to-create-and-deliver-effective-presentations — Communication Convergence, October 18: to celebrate International Plain Language Day. After introducing ourselves, we discussed the recurring topic…

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 9 recap; next meeting Oct. 14

Tech Comm Café: Sept. 9 recap; next meeting Oct. 14

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on September 9 at the Allegro Café, on the mezzanine level of the Whole Foods Market at 8th and Cambie in Vancouver. The turnout was smaller than usual, which made for more lively and in-depth discussions than in a larger group. Announcements: The upcoming Chapter Collaboration Meeting will be…

Tech Comm Café: August 12 recap; next meeting September 9

Tech Comm Café: August 12 recap; next meeting September 9

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on August 12 at BG Urban Café in Metrotown, Burnaby. Surprisingly on such a hot, humid night, we had an excellent turnout. One member brought her “traveling air conditioner” (a spray bottle attached to a battery-operated fan), which was very much appreciated by this writer! As someone put it,…

Tech Comm Café: July 8 recap; next meeting Aug. 12

Tech Comm Café: July 8 recap; next meeting Aug. 12

The monthly Tech Comm Café (TCC) met on July 8 at BG Urban Café in Metrotown, Burnaby. The group was small, with the pleasant result that the five of us there became much better acquainted. Announcement. On July 25 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, our chapter will host an All Hands Chapter Collaboration Meeting to…

Tech Comm Café: June 10 recap; next meeting July 8

Tech Comm Café: June 10 recap; next meeting July 8

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on June 10 at a café in Metrotown, Burnaby. Three job leads were shared. An open question-and-answer session followed, with discussions on finding new work, learning new tools, dealing with sensitive interview questions, turning down work, and tax collection. It can be hard to search for a new job…

Tech Comm Café: May 13 recap; next meeting June 10

Tech Comm Café: May 13 recap; next meeting June 10

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on May 13 at a restaurant in Metrotown, Burnaby. Announcements: The STC Canada West Coast chapter council will hold a strategic planning meeting on June 27 to discuss ideas for events and seminars for the upcoming season. All members, volunteers, and non-members are welcome. Details: http://stcwestcoast.ca/chapter/june-27-strategic-planning-meeting-for-201516. During the Q&A…

Tech Comm Café: April 8 recap; next meeting May 13

Tech Comm Café: April 8 recap; next meeting May 13

The monthly Tech Comm Café was held on April 9 at the Whole Foods café at the corner of Broadway and Cambie in Vancouver. A mix of new and familiar faces attended. Chapter announcements: –The chapter Annual General Meeting is on April 25 at the VSO School of Music. –The Chapter Council meeting is held…

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