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Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social: recap

Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social: recap

STC Canada West Coast’s first ever Victoria Pierogifest Holiday Social was another engaging evening with plenty of rambling discussion and catching up. Sült Pierogi Bar was a perfect venue with some great pierogis. Planning has already begun for the second annual Pierogifest! The Tech Comm Café provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and a burst…

Victoria Tech Comm Café: next meeting February 6th

Victoria Tech Comm Café: next meeting February 6th

The next Tech Comm Café in Victoria is on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We’re going to talk about video. Share your experience with video. What works? What doesn’t? What are limitations? What’s a great example? Come prepared to share what you know or what you’ve done. Everyone is welcome, but only…

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…

Nov 27, 2018 — Chapter Meeting

About This Meeting This is an all-hands meeting to discuss upcoming events, welcome all volunteers, and review the work that needs to be done to keep our chapter moving forward in serving our community of writers. If you want to find out what’s happening, have some ideas you’d like to share, or would like to…

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…

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…

Event report: Structured content webinar

On September 20, 2018 Nenad Furtula presented an overview of the principles and value of structured content. Nenad, a partner and VP Sales and Marketing at Bluestream Database Software, has been working with Extensible Markup Language (XML) for over 15 years. Structured vs. unstructured content Unstructured content is written as a single, complete unit (for…

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