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Community Update from the Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter

April 2022

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Good afternoon to all our subscribers.

Here's the latest news from the Chapter.

Educational Opportunities

Documentation Usability Studies Webinar

When: Tonight! Thursday, April 14 at 7PM ET
This presentation will discuss usability testing and how to apply it to documentation, using examples from work done at Appian. The webinar will touch on:

  • What usability testing is, including common methods.
  • How and why we can apply these methods to documentation.
  • An overview of this process at Appian and the results.
The webinar will be led by Kelley MacEwen, a Senior Information Developer at Appian. It will be delivered via Zoom.

Get your tickets on the Eventbrite order page.

How to Create Technical Illustrations in Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Friday, May 6 at 9AM–11:30AM ET

If you weren't able to attend last time, it's back!

Technical illustrations depict complex concepts to convey information to end-users. In this webinar, you will learn the fundamentals to create sophisticated technical illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. Adam will guide you through techniques that will teach you skills such as how to create isometric projections and orthographic drawings to support your technical communication.

Session Takeaways

  • Learn Adobe Illustrator's foundational tools and settings
  • Learn technical illustration fundamentals such as technical line weights and line types
  • Learn why isometric projections and orthographic views are used in technical illustrations
  • Obtain Adobe Illustrator action set files that can be used to create isometric projections from orthographic views

The workshop will be led by Adam Bradley and will be delivered via Zoom. See the full agenda on EventBrite.
Get your tickets on the Eventbrite order page.


Check out STC's Upcoming Webinars and Online Courses

STC Alliance TechComm Competition

The deadline for entries is September 12, 2022. The STC Alliance committee is in the planning stages for the competition. Work continues on the new website and updating and improving rules and assessment forms.

See the STC Alliance Competition website for more information.

If you are interested in being a competition judge, you can apply now. Use the Judge Information form to apply. (Please note that you must use the Google Chrome browser to complete and submit the judging form.)

If you are interested in helping with social media, marketing, awards, and updating the website, you can contact the organizers by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For updates on how to enter the competition and volunteer as a judge, see our Competition website and subscribe to the Call for Entries mailing list for details.

The current schedule for the competition is

  • September 12, 2022 – Deadline for Submission of Entries
  • September 26 – November 19 – Judging Phase
  • December 10 – Consensus Day

STC Alliance TechComm Roadshow

When: Thursday, May 12 at 5:00PM E2 80 937:00PM ET.

What is the STC TechComm Roadshow?

  • Recognition event for recent awardees and showcase of the top winning entries
  • Listen to featured presentations, ask your questions, be inspired, and walk away with something you can use today
  • Understand the benefits of participating in STC Competitions and how to join.

Presenters and teams will show their work, and discuss backstories, ch
allenges, and improvements. This event will be recorded.

Learn more about the roadshow.

The event is FREE but you must register to get the join link and access all available winning entries online. Register for the event .

Reminder: Mentoring Available!

Need a mentor? We've got you covered! If you are looking for advice on furthering your existing career or entering a new career in technical communication, we'd love to help! Contact Adam Bradley through his LinkedIn profile or by email at adam at mailyard dot net, if you're interested.

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    6. Join our LinkedIn group to network with others in the technical communication field

STC WDCB Leadership Opportunities

Would you like to team up with members of the STC WDCB Administrative Council?
Please consider volunteering for a committee, run for a chapter office, or volunteer for community service work. By volunteering, you can network, share your talents, lend your support, develop transferrable leadership talents, or carve a new path.

Thank you for all your support!

STC Summit

STC 2022 Summit Details

STC's TechComm Summit is the organization's annual conference. The Summit attracts over 650 attendees and 40 exhibitors during a three-day period and attracts like-minded individuals that come together to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field in workshops, panels, and other career enhancing opportunities.

The 2022 conference will be an in-person event this year. STC's 69th Annual Conference, Summit 2022, will be held 15-18 May 2022 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, in Rosemont, Illinois, five minutes from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Registration is now open!

Contact Us

Please reach out anytime to share your comments, or to request assistance: Contact Us

Best regards,

Maeve Wiegand
Secretary & Communications Manager
STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter
pr_communications at stcwdc dot org

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