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Monday, May 16

1:00pm PDT

Big Data for Beginners: Tools and Methods
This workshop will introduce you to big data analysis basics. The presentation portion includes an overview of the definition and uses of big textual data in technical communication, tips for finding big data repositories, concepts for big data project design, basic text mining methodologies, and the ethical and legal issues that emerge from conducting text mining and big data research. Attendees will examine and discuss case studies to reflect on key concepts in the presentation. The hands-on component includes a brief introduction to simple procedures, such as creating word clouds and frequency tables R using R-Studio, and concludes with a tour of text mining using RapidMiner.


Monday May 16, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Platinum 4

3:45pm PDT

The Future of M-Learning and Mobile Help
Join this workshop and learn how early efforts to create and promote literacy are tied to how technology helped the evolution of that process. Danielle will explain the basic concepts behind m-learning and provide evidence of how it is conducted on smart devices through current thought. A group discussion follows about writing for mobile, both in m-learning and other instances of help documentation. The audience for this workshop includes instructional designers, anyone writing help documentation, or those wanting to write for mobile.

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Danielle M. Villegas

Principal Technical Communications Consultant, Dair Communications/TechCommGeekMom
Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has most recently worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, client services, project management, e-learning, social media, and web content... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 3:45pm - 4:30pm PDT
Platinum 4