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STC Multi-Chapter Techcomm Showcase, February 2nd
2 Feb 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
This multi-chapter STC educational event is offered virtually as well as in person.(Remote attendees will receive access information during the week before the presentation.) We encourage you to host a viewing party to provide opportunities for networking. Note that all times are Eastern Standard.
Join us on Feb. 2nd for our Multi-Chapter Techcomm Showcase, brought to you by the Rochester, New England, and Southeastern Michigan Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.
Each chapter is providing a speaker for the event who will provide a brief presentation and a question and answer period.
Audience-specific Content using FrameMaker by Bernard Aschwanden
Bernard Aschwanden, STC President, works with clients to improve content creation, management and distribution workflows to improve quality and increase productivity. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and President of the STC, Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions. Bernard is focused on publishing better, publishing faster and publishing smarter.
Know Your Users: Improving Learning Content by Connecting with User by Patty Gale
As a learning content developer for a technical writing team at Autodesk, Patty Gale is involved in many aspects of the design, development, and production of learning content for 3D modeling software. A technical communicator for over 25 years, Patty has worked at businesses all sizes, from small start-ups to large corporations. Whether the sole writer or part of a larger team, Patty enjoys learning new technologies and determining the most effective way to share important information with users. She has received multiple awards from her employers and STC competitions, including an International Award of Distinguished Technical Communication. Patty holds Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Business Management.
Best Practices in Using Social Media for Your Business by Angel Bedford
Angel Belford is a communications professional with over 10 years of experience in writing, editing and content management.
Currently, Angel is the Web Content Administrator at Lourdes University managing all online content and the company Intranet.
Prior to her current position she worked at FOX Toledo, a local news media organization, overseeing the Internet department, social media and the internal content management system. Angel was a technical writer at La-Z-Boy, holding this position for several years while creating documentation including user and administrator manuals, quick reference cards, and online manuals.
She has developed/maintained several types of digital and print documentation including: quick reference cards, websites, forms, user guides, training manuals, diagrams and newsletters.
- 6-7 PM Networking
- 7-8:30 PM Presentations
- 8:30 PM Wrap-up
Light refreshments will be provided.
- Virtual Attendance Option
- If you're not able to attend in person, you are welcome to attend virtually through Adobe Connect.
Barnes & Noble at RIT (upstairs in the community room)
100 Park Point
Rochester NY 14623
- Walk-ins are welcome.
This is a private, after-hours event.