Dave Gash is a Southern California-based technical publications specialist who provides technology consulting and training for hypertext developers. A veteran software professional with over thirty years of development, documentation, and training experience, Dave holds degrees in Business and Computer Science, and is well known in the technical publications community as an interesting and engaging technical instructor. Dave is a frequent speaker at Technical Communication conferences in Australia and around the world; find him at www.davegash.com.
Dr Tony Self
With over 30 years of experience as a technical communicator, Tony has seen many documentation magic bullets come and go. For over 20 years, he has specialised in online help systems, computer-based training, and electronic documents.
In 1993, Tony founded HyperWrite, a company providing training and consultancy in structured authoring, Help systems, DITA, and technology strategy.
His presentations at conferences around the world have made him a familiar name. His company HyperWrite, ran its own AODC Conference ran for thirteen years.
Tony completed his PhD in semantic mark-up languages in 2011, and his book The DITA Style Guide was published in the same year. Tony is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and chair of the DITA Help Subcommittee.
Also in 2011, Tony’s contribution to technical communication was recognised when he was presented with the prestigious ISTC Horace Hockley Award.
Dr Marina Hurley
Dr Marina Hurley, Founder and Director of Writing Clear Science, was an ecological scientist for over 20 years and now specialises in the teaching of scientific and evidence-based writing. Marina has an exceptionally clear understanding of the link between thinking and writing and has developed her unique approach of teaching science and evidence-based writing into the Writing Clear Science Workshops. Since establishing the Writing Clear Science in 2005, Marina has run over 150 writing workshops. See her LinkedIn profile for more details
You may contact Marina via info@writingclearscience, www.writingclearscience.com.au, +614-097-979, or twitter: @writingclearsci.
Grant arrived in Australia from Canada in 1984 for a one-year working holiday, and never left.
He worked as a support representative with various computer companies, including MAI, Burroughs, and Unisys until 1995, when, in a “what the hell was I thinking” kind of moment, Grant quit his permanent job and took on a long-term contract with a team to develop the training material for a new banking system at Suncorp. Thus his career took off in a completely different direction of technical writing, training development, and training, working with organisations like Suncorp, Metway, Queensland Rail, Mallesons Stephens Jacques, ADC/Intec, and Tucana Technologies. Grant then joined RSA as a Senior Technical Writer in 2006 and, when we last saw him, was a Principal Technical Content Developer.
Grant is now in a new role, as a technical writer, at a company called ConsenSys, a Blockchain software company.
Currently he’s working in a Standards team, working in conjunction with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to document the Enterprise Ethereum Specification. Also, he’ll be involved in various W3C/Blockchain standards activities.