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Designing Your Future Career in UX

20 Nov 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

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PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

Join us for a discussion around hiring trends in the UX (User Experience) field. As demands for User Experience professionals continue to increase, there will be more and more career opportunities for Technical Communicators to adapt their existing user advocacy skills to UX functions. We will look at the business drivers and market conditions influencing these trends, and will explore the exciting convergence and cross section between the fields of User Experience and Technical Communication. We will talk about what this means to professionals in both fields in terms of career growth and progression. This interactive presentation will lead by Anna Colton, a UX staffing expert and recruiting manager who has also worked in the field of technical communication.

This is a joint event of STC WDCB and the Washington, DC Chapter of the User Experience Professionals Association.

SPEAKER

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Anna is a Senior Partner and leader in the IT Recruitment Practice PROVEN, a regional branch of a national recruiting firm that provides high quality talent for employers in the VA/DC/MD metro area. Anna specializes in Creative and IT Search for local technology companies, and has completed numerous UX searches for web, mobile, media, and software companies. Anna has placed Information Architects, Content Developers, Usability Specialists, Visual Designers, Interaction Developers and UX Designers. She has twelve years of experience in staffing within the technology industry, and spent her early career in technical communication prior to moving to recruiting.

You can find out more about Anna at her LinkedIn profile.

OTHER DETAILS

As usual, we will serve a light and delicious meal. We will also have great door prizes.

Food and networking will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be time throughout for questions and interaction, as well as time at the end for more networking.

Parking is free at the Proven parking lot. When you enter the building, you will be escorted by our hosts to the conference room.

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I'm a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC - Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.

Details

Date:
20 Nov 2013
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Proven, Inc.
13241 Woodland Park Rd
Herndon, VA 20171 United States
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Organizer

STC WDCB and UXPA DC
Phone:
301-275-4592
Email:
events@stcwdc.org

I'm a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC - Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.

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