Welcome to the STC Southern Nevada chapter blog!
Technical writers in the desert? Why, yes, of course!
DevLearn 2014! Last month, during our local STC Southern Nevada Chapter meeting, I heard about the DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo for the first time. But the best part? The Expo would be free! The following week, I learned that the event revolves around eLearning technologies and techniques, and the free Expo would take place on October 29 and 30 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. So I registered! What did I discover at DevLearn? Let’s take a peek.
As technical communicators, we are awash in words every single work day. Words. We write them, we edit them, we analyze them, we spell check them, we rearrange them, and then we rearrange them again. At times, it feels as though we are drowning in them.
Josh is a 29-year-old Army veteran. While serving in Afghanistan, he had the misfortune to be in a convoy that was hit by a crude roadside bomb. He and his fellow servicemen survived the attack, but Josh was blinded in both eyes by flying shrapnel.
As early as last month, August 2014, I knew next to nothing about content strategy, content marketing, and custom content. But on August 27, something happened — I attended a MadCap-hosted webinar by content strategist Mark Baker. Although Mark’s presentation focused on EPPO topic-based authoring, it opened the gateway to the world of content strategy. What is it? Let’s find out.
Earlier this week, John and I agreed to redirect the URL of our previous blog (http://stcnevada.com) to our new URL (http://stcnevada.wordpress.com). He was concerned about tying this loose end “so no potential visitor is left behind”. I agreed. So now, this domain redirection will remain in place “for a month or two” or whenever John decides to close the previous blog account. Cool, that’s done! But on a more amusing note…
Social media! First, let me start by giving my thanks again to Raf for organizing the Brooklyn Bowl bowling bash. I had a great time. But before the bowling festivities began, as we waited for bowlers to arrive, I also had a chance to speak to him about our new blog direction.
Brooklyn bowling! Just as planned — okay, maybe not quite as planned — the STC Southern Nevada chapter took a break from its monthly sedentary meetings to enjoy a refreshing round of bowling over the weekend. The date: 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The site: Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ Las Vegas!