Category Archives: Conferences

Making Sense of the User Experience Process

You wouldn’t think that an event on a Thursday night would be so fun and exciting, but when you bring together about 45 professionals who share a common interest and you give the evening a tone of being an event … Continue reading

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WritersUA in Historic Charleston

As far as professional conferences go these days, WritersUA does a great job of getting experienced professionals together in a comfortable setting. This past week’s conference in Charleston, SC, was a perfect example of how Joe Welinske can attract some … Continue reading

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WritersUA Conference Topic

I’ll be presenting at the upcoming WritersUA – The Conference for Software User Assistance. Here’s the cover slide of my presentation: Here’s the prose summary of my presentation: User assistance must be understood in a larger context in order to … Continue reading

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SpeedCon 2014

What can I say? Some of the best friendships start as chance meetings. Some of the best works or best ideas come about from the least effort. And so it was at this weekend’s SpeedCon 2014; I so thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

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Extreme Judging

For a day of intense technical communication, comes the event of the year – STC Carolina Chapter Competition Judging. Last year, the chapter did a great job of taking a long drawn-out process of providing feedback on competition entries – … Continue reading

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Profession Realignment

Today I’m comparing the list of program tracks at the STC Summit for 2011 and 2012. Notice the difference in names of tracks. Maybe that’s telling us something about the profession. Here are last year’s tracks (“Before”): Usability and Accessibility … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Avoid a Tech Comm Conference

Warning: There is some ranting in this post that may sound like STC bashing. I intend it solely as constructive criticism and fodder for brainstorming sessions for the benefit of the profession and of STC. Once again, Tom Johnson fulfills … Continue reading

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