Calendar of Events

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First Friday Lunch (Urban Plates in Columbia, MD)

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Chapter Year Kickoff Celebration

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STC Summit Proposals Due Date — Extended

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Write the Docs DC Happy Hour

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Join us for the inaugural event of Write the Docs DC! We’d love to get to know you all and chat about what your ideas and expectations for this group are.

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City Works is about a 5 minute walk from the McClean metro station. Construction in the area affects walking routes, so be careful.

Free validated parking for up to 3 hours in the public lot next to the Capital One building. Validate at host stand.

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It’s Called Technical Communication for a Reason (Webinar)

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

You are at the point where creating structured content is second nature. You can design a crisp clean UI and conduct textbook usability sessions without breaking a sweat. You can even design a chatbot so users never know they are not typing with a human. Are those skills and that knowledge enough to get you to the next level in your career? Is how to create technical communication more important than why? Is our pursuit of perfectly authored content hurting our audience?

We are technical communicators for a reason, and it is time for us to regain our focus on the technology we support.

In this session, we will discuss the importance of technical knowledge, find out how to gain technical knowledge and skills without going back to school, and learn tip.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Rhyne Armstrong has been a producer, strategist, and manager in the content world for the last 25 years, and hopes to some day figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He is a Documentation Manager at Cisco Systems, Inc. in the Security Business Unit, and is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.

Rhyne lives in Atlanta, and works hard to juggle his day job with his other roles: haunted house designer, stage manager, and soccer/ballet dad.

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WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION

This webinar will be offered through JoinMe and will be recorded. You can attend either through the free JoinMe app on your mobile device or in a browser (all browsers supported but Chrome works best). You will receive connection information through email two days before the webinar. If you do not receive it, contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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Using Design Thinking to Shape Your TechComm Career (Webinar)

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

As the field of technical communication evolves, so do our roles. As writers, editors, designers, strategists, technologists, etc., you may find it challenging to evolve when our field is so widely defined. In this participatory session, we will use Design Thinking strategies to explore our roles as technical communicators. We will consider our options as the landscape changes, and articulate ways we can grow and develop in our careers. Phylise will be providing custom design canvases that can be adapted and remixed for individual and group use.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Phylise Banner is a learning experience designer with over 25 years of vision, action, and leadership experience in transformational teaching and learning approaches within academia and industry. A pioneer in online learning, she regularly seeks out and embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging pedagogies and technologies in order to best serve learners, and to create vibrant and engaged communities of practice. She is an Certified Learning Environment Architect, Adobe Education Leader, STC Fellow, performance storyteller, avid angler, aviation enthusiast, and currently training to be a private pilot. She is also the proud owner of a 1967 Amphicar.

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WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION

This webinar will be offered through JoinMe and will be recorded. You can attend either through the free JoinMe app on your mobile device or in a browser (all browsers supported but Chrome works best). You will receive connection information through email two days before the webinar. If you do not receive it, contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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