How do technical writing and social media intersect?

Written by Jay Manaloto

Let’s be honest. Technical writer isn’t the sexiest job title. We don’t get the fanciest gadgets or the largest piece of the budget. It’s not a job that a grade-school or high-school student looks up to the first thing in the morning, assuming he or she knows what it is. In fact, even grown-ups don’t necessarily aspire to be technical writers or consider the job to be their first career choice. More often than not, it’s the other way around. Folks don’t seek to be tech writers; it’s the tech writing job that seeks them. As an information developer — which sounds only slightly sexier than technical writer — with a Civil Engineering degree, I can definitely identify with that point of view.

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Descending into the DevLearn Expo

Written by Jay Manaloto

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.


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Bowling at the Brooklyn Bowl

Written by Jay Manaloto

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!

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Get Outside Yourself

Written by Sally White

volunteerAs STC member Lonna White commented, “…sometimes you just need to get outside yourself.” And that’s exactly what members of the STC Southern Nevada Chapter did on Saturday morning, August 17, 2013. For its annual community service event, the group met at a local food bank and picked up bags of fruits, vegetables, and non-perishables to be delivered to those in need throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Two STC teams set off armed with groceries, cell phones, a list of names, and maps. From there on out, it was anyone’s guess as to what could be expected at each stop. The teams traveled to areas they didn’t know existed, into environs completely remote from their own comfortable neighborhoods. Casts of colorful characters were encountered every mile of the way.
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