WDC Chapter’s Technical Communication Competitions are Now Open!

The WDC Chapter’s 2008-2009 Technical Communication Competitions are now open! See https://competition.stcwdc.org/ for details and entry forms. Put your best work on the map!

Landsat image of Washington, DC. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Washington, DC Landsat image. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Entry deadline: 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday,
20 October 2008

Please consider participating this year in one or all three competitions: online communication, technical art, and technical publications. By participating in the competitions, you can

  • Enter your best work to receive valuable feedback and potential awards
  • Volunteer to judge and evaluate entries with your peers

Judge Applications are now being accepted.

See the Competition website for

  • Call for Judges
  • Judge Application form
  • Schedule for Judges
  • Competition Categories

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Download the Competitions Call for Entries trifold (.pdf) and the
Competitions Announcement flyer (.pdf) to post at work or hand out to friends and co-workers.

Technical Support Ended for Netscape Browser

As of 1 February 2008, technical support ended for the Netscape browsers. For more information, read the 28 Dec 2007 announcement posted on the Netscape blog at https://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?24329-End-of-Support-for-Netscape-web-browsers.

AOL’s focus on transitioning to an ad-supported web business leaves little room for the size of investment needed to get the Netscape browser to a point many of its fans expect it to be. Given AOL’s current business focus and the success the Mozilla Foundation has had in developing critically-acclaimed products, we feel it’s the right time to end development of Netscape branded browsers, hand the reins fully to Mozilla and encourage Netscape users to adopt Firefox.

Please bear in mind that no active product support will be available.