UX, Marketing, and Agile…oh, my!
President’s Message: Spring Announcements
January 4: What User Experience Is and Why Tech Writers Should Care [recap]
February 1: Marketing and Tech-writing: The Twain Shall Meet [recap]
Planting a SEED to STEM Careers
March 1: The Tech–writer’s Role in an Agile Environment [recap]
Summary: As a 35-year tech comm vet, Nicki Davis knows a thing or two about how to help engineers improve their designs to enhance user experience. Her presentation on January 4 revealed how technical writers can contribute, and inspired more than a few nodding heads, war stories and chuckles. Read more…
Are tech-writing and marketing doomed to forever mix about as fluidly as, well, oil and water? If you were at the East Bay STC’s Feb. 1 dinner get-together, you heard a technical-marketing guru provide a more harmonious perspective.
Our presenter, Floyd Earl Smith, works at NGINX (pronounced “engine-x”) and bears the title Director of Content Marketing, which he comes to after gigs as a senior tech-writer at Apple, Google, Visa and AltaVista.
SEED, a program designed to help promising disadvantaged youth launch science careers, is seeking mentoring help from technical communicators. The California Section of the American Chemical Society’s Summer Experience for the Economically Disadvantaged (SEED) program is: