Tech Comm Café

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…

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8, 2014

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8, 2014

STC Canada West Coast hosts another meeting of its popular Tech Comm Café on October 8, 2014. The TCC provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and the camaraderie that gives a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated. We discuss technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios, and anything else…

Tech Comm Café: Networking Tips and Problem-Solving

Tech Comm Café: Networking Tips and Problem-Solving

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café group met on September 10, 2014. We were pleased to see that attendance had again increased over the previous month’s. Whatever we’re doing, it’s working! This time, the group included recent graduates of technical communication programs, current students, people changing careers, and long-time technical writers wanting…

Tech Comm Café: We’re Growing!

Tech Comm Café: We’re Growing!

The STC Canada West Coast chapter held the second meeting of its revived and renamed Tech Comm Café (formerly the Consultants and Independent Contractors group) on August 13, 2014. Attendance was more than double the previous month’s, and it was great to see both new and familiar faces. The group included both recent graduates of…

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Sept. 10, 2014

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Sept. 10, 2014

STC Canada West Coast is pleased to continue its popular coffee-and-chat meetings, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday, September 10. The Tech Comm Café provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and the camaraderie that gives a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated. We discuss technical writing tools and techniques,…

STC Canada West Coast Revives Monthly Coffee Meetings

STC Canada West Coast Revives Monthly Coffee Meetings

A small but enthusiastic group of technical writers attended the recent reboot of a popular monthly gathering, the Tech Comm Café, formerly the Consultants and Independent Contractors group (CIC). On July 9 we met to snack, socialize, and, most importantly, discuss the technical communication scene in our area. One of the first orders of business…

STC Tech Comm Café

STC Tech Comm Café

STC Tech Comm Café STC Canada West Coast is pleased to bring back the informal coffee meetings after a year-long hiatus! Description We welcome anyone who’s interested in technical communication — contractor, in-house, student, career-changer, or recruiter. We’ll discuss job leads, technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios, and anything else related to working as…

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