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Due to my heavy workload I don’t get to attend parties and similar gatherings too frequently but last night was a happy exception. The TECH THE HALLS 2013 event was a very successful event, bringing together 200 hi-tech professionals from all kinds of different sectors for a night of sharing, having a good time and networking.
I’m happy and proud to say my own Pace Setter Award winning STC Chapter was one of the organizers and sponsors of the event.
Tech The Halls! is a celebration that brought together 8 local tech groups as we kicked off the holiday season and celebrate all of the reasons DC is a tech mecca.
DCWW, UXPA-DC, STC WDC, IxDA-DC, Web Mavens, Content Strategy Meetup, Reaching Latinos Online, and NAMDE have joined together for the second time to celebrate all of the ways we are one, united tech community in the DC area. At this event, technologists from all over the DC-Metro area met, shared ideas and networked.
Held at the chic CO CO SALA in downtown Washington, DC, attendees and guests connected with old friends and new while enjoying drinks and delicious food.
PHOTOS coming soon……………………………….
Technical Books Stir-up Legal Battles : The Canadian National Newspaper.
Technical Writing Ethics
The terms ethics in technical writing is about displaying accurate and useful information for the audience. This includes having to tell the audience about all aspects of a subject manner regardless of the influence that information may have including the negative influences. Many businesses fail at this intentionally to try to make the brand image more appealing to the audience.
How to Manage Unstructured Data | Information Governance.
Unlike structured data unstructured data is not usually created, updated, used, distributed, or stored inside a tightly constructed set of rules in the form of a database with its application layer. Many of the repositories created for these purposes are little better than public commons where copies of unstructured data are placed for consumption, updating, using, distributing, or storing by others. Share drives and the repositories of document and content management systems are less navigable than the wild West,
Vector Splatter Collection.
This resource features 24 vector splatters. Each splatter is handmade and unique. These splatters are completely scalable to any size needed. Add these elements to your artwork to create a grungy organic feel.
Just the business when things get technical | Irish Examiner.
Cork start-up company Technically Write IT is actively pursuing these opportunities with a team of 30 technical writers and project managers producing user manuals, technical guides, training, and e-learning material for companies in the IT space. Now providing services for 10 customers, including two multinationals, the company aims to increase the staff size to 50 by the end of next year.
The eLearning Guild : Learning Technologies 2013: Where We Are Now : Research Library.
In this new Guild Research Report, Learning Technologies 2013: Where We Are Now, Patti Shank shares the results of a 2013 survey focusing on the technologies used by 519 respondents in the eLearning and learning fields. The report examines which individual technologies—such as audio, blogs, discussion boards, simulations, and text messages—respondents use. The report analyzes the differences between corporate and higher education use and usage by different industries, then explores usage by modality: in classroom instruction, asynchronous eLearning, synchronous eLearning, mobile learning, performance support, on-the-job instruction, and informal and social learning.
This report is part of the Survey series of reports from Guild Research, which analyze questions about the practices, actions, and choices of fellow learning professionals.
Letter from the UK: Using Comics as a Medium for Technical Communication is No Laughing Matter.
Q: How hard is it for a technical communicator to create a graphic novel or comic?
“This is the point where I’m tempted to say it’s really difficult unless you’re very skilled and very clever, but actually we found it remarkably easy to create the two we’ve published.
Graphic novels and comics are simply a medium in which images are used to convey a sequential narrative. As long as you can write a story—the sequential narrative—you should find it fairly easy. That’s because there are a number of easy-to-use applications that can convert photographs into comic-like images and then publish the end result as PDF and EPUB files.”