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Wednesday, May 18
 

9:45am PDT

A Loopy Yarn: Knitting and Technical Communication
Although knitting and technical communication seem like two disparate disciplines, they share several things in common--from knowing one’s audience to paying attention to finishing details. This presentation will highlight these commonalities, from project conception to the finished deliverable, and help you think about how your own favorite hobbies relate to technical communication.

Speakers
avatar for Jamye Sagan

Jamye Sagan

Pharmacy Communication Advisor, H-E-B Grocery Company
Jamye manages communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies. She also helps design training programs and reference materials for various pharmacy projects. When not “making sense out of the senseless” in the tech comm. world, Jamye enjoys transforming yarn... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Platinum 2/3

9:45am PDT

Be Your Own Best Self ... Editor
We all want to have an editor on call, but the reality is that most of us aren't that lucky. And all of us will run into situations where time or resources don't allow us the luxury of a good edit. This talk will highlight strategies for making the most of a self-edit and avoiding pitfalls.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

Publisher, XML Press
Richard Hamilton is Founder and CEO of XML Press. He began his career at Bell Laboratories developing computer software and has worked at AT&T, Unix System Laboratories, Novell, and Hewlett-Packard in jobs ranging from software development to product management to documentation management. In... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Platinum 2/3

9:45am PDT

Everything I Needed to Know about Leadership, I Learned from Star Trek
A light-hearted look at what makes a good leader. From Kirk to Janeway, the Star Trek captains explored new worlds, developed their teams, and survived life-threatening situations, sometimes with sheer luck, sometimes with wit and charm, and sometimes with a clear head. Even their flaws teach us.

Speakers
avatar for Kit Brown-Hoekstra

Kit Brown-Hoekstra

Principal, Comgenesis, LLC
Katherine (Kit) Brown-Hoekstra is an STC Fellow and former STC Society President, certified trainer for the STC Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) program, and a member of the Colorado State University Media Hall of Fame for the Dept. of Journalism. She is an experienced... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Platinum 2/3

9:45am PDT

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Video Technical Documentation
Using video and interactive in technical documentation is all about keeping the audience's attention while delivering important content. Just like a Lightning Talk!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

Founder, Tech Comm Tools
I help folks deliver content to their audience, ranging from PDF to mobile, and from text/graphics to interactive/video. I love to talk about courseware, video, and mobile delivery. If you love that stuff as well, introduce yourself & let's chat! Talk to me about anything... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Platinum 2/3

9:45am PDT

Where’s the Comma People?
Commas are important. Did you hear the one about the $750,000,000 missing comma? Or that Rachel Ray “finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog?” When we forget a comma, hilarity (and confusion) ensues. Let’s reinforce this important message by laughing at other people’s mistakes! We’ll focus on the comma plus expand to other punctuation errors, and even look at a misspelled word or two.

Speakers
avatar for Li-At Rathbun

Li-At Rathbun

Technical Editor, Yardi Systems
Li-At has over 20 years of technical communication experience (yes, since kindergarten). Although her main role at Yardi Systems is as technical editor, she also creates training videos. Li-At has continuously served in various STC leadership positions since her very first meeting... Read More →


Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Platinum 2/3

9:45am PDT

You Stink at Email: Why Write? Nobody Reads
Your emails are getting ignored for a reason: you stink at it. Most of us get hundreds of messages a day. Why would anybody ever want to read that wall of text under your boring subject line?

Speakers
avatar for Viqui Dill

Viqui Dill

TechComm Leader, American Woodmark
An engineering graduate from Virginia Tech, Viqui is happiest as a small group worship leader or surrounded by singing kids at Vacation Bible School. She works as a Technical Writer for American Woodmark in Winchester. Viqui loves being in the STC #TechComm community and volunteers... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am PDT
Platinum 2/3