Welcome to the STC Southern Nevada chapter blog!
Technical writers in the desert? Why, yes, of course!
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!
For writers everywhere!
On January 29, a special message in our monthly email update caught my eye.
Yeah, I admit it, I’m a bit slow with the local technology news in Las Vegas. Maybe it’s the dry heat. :) But recently, when our STC chapter president, Kate, reminded me about her tour of Switch’s data center campus right here in town, I hurried to Switch’s website and was quickly hooked by their mind-boggling “cloud city” facilities, namely the Switch SuperNAPs.
Why did the technical writer cross the road? To visit the user conferences on the other side! Yes, I know, bad joke. But sometimes, to get a taste of the tech world that we document, or the “other side” that lies outside our comfortable cubes and desks, we as writers must take the opportunity to “cross the road”.