Tech Comm Café

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…

Tech Comm Café: March 11 recap; next meeting April 8

Tech Comm Café: March 11 recap; next meeting April 8

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on March 11 in a café near Broadway and Cambie in Vancouver. Announcements: –Chapter workshops are scheduled for March 28 (How to Design Instructional Video) and April 25 (topics to be announced later). Check the STC Canada West Coast website for details. –The chapter AGM will take place half…

Tech Comm Café: Feb. 11 recap; next meeting March 11

Tech Comm Café: Feb. 11 recap; next meeting March 11

The monthly Tech Comm Café met on Wednesday, February 11, at 6:30 pm in the Whole Foods Market café near Broadway and Cambie in Vancouver. A few members went to the store’s upstairs coffee bar before realizing the meeting was in the cafeteria downstairs, but eventually a good-sized group assembled, with several new members present….

Tech Comm Café: Jan. 14 recap; next meeting Feb. 11

Tech Comm Café: Jan. 14 recap; next meeting Feb. 11

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café held its first meeting of 2015 on January 14. We started with announcements: — The chapter will present a day-long set of eight presentations, four for students and new technical communicators and four for more seasoned writers, on January 31. More info at http://stcwestcoast.ca/career/january-31-making-tracks. — The…

Tech Comm Café: Nov. 12 recap; next meeting Jan. 14

Tech Comm Café: Nov. 12 recap; next meeting Jan. 14

  The monthly Tech Comm Café met on November 12, with a small group that grew as the evening progressed. The technical writing experience present ranged from current students to 20+-year veterans, and attendees’ backgrounds ranged from geosciences to business to academe. The meeting had an informal feel, although it followed a definite topic structure:…

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8 recap; next meeting Nov. 12

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8 recap; next meeting Nov. 12

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café held its monthly meeting on Oct. 8, 2014, with the usual congenial mix of experienced and new people — either new to technical writing, new to B.C., or new to the Café. During the brainstorming session, we had a useful discussion in response to “Do I…

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