Member meetings and more
Find out about the various events throughout the year that will keep you engaged and up to date with various topics in our profession.
For now, our Member Meetings and social events are held online, but we hope to plan some face-to-face events later in 2021.
Connect with your profession.
Learn from your peers.
Upcoming Member Meetings
A Technical Writer by another name?
Wednesday 28 April 2021. Join in any time from 7.00 to 8.00 pm AEST
Are you a technical writer? Are you a content creator? Are you UX Writer?
This will be a more informal gathering run by Sonja McShane where we can compare our titles and what we do. What's common? What's unique? Are we missing out on job ads because we don't know the latest titles to search for? We can learn a lot from each other about the different aspects and relationships of our roles, and who knows, maybe what we learn will help shape our future careers? Plus we can get to know each other a bit better :-)
Other things we can talk about are what tools you use, your go-to reference sites and even your favourite recruiter.
Join in any time between 7.00 and 8.00 pm - whenever suits. Don't be shy! Enter your name here if you plan to come along.
April 26 - 28, 2021
ConVEx is an immersive virtual conference for content developers to help with defining and executing a comprehensive content strategy. Register early since prerecorded sessions will be available a month before the event. This means you can watch before you join the presenter for a discussion about their talk.
ConVEx covers: content strategy, localisation, management issues, media, metrics, publishing, searchability, technology, user experience, writing standards, DITA and more! Sessions happen during standard working hours in North America, Europe and Asia. If you are a night owl or early bird, you are welcome to join any and all sessions regardless of your time zone. All sessions will be recorded for future viewing.
Insights and Inspirations: Extended live presentations and interviews with industry leaders
Candid Conversations: Open discussions with speakers who have pre-recorded presentations
Tips & Trends Panels: Professionals discuss hot topics and answer your questions
Test Kitchens: Exhibitors showcase their information-development tools
Exhibit Hall: See the latest offerings from exhibitors and schedule a call with them
Slack Channels: message and share thoughts about the presentations with fellow attendees
There will also be social activities throughout the event, including a bit of magic!
Learn more at convex.infomanagementcenter.com
TechComm NZ affiliated events
Adobe Tech Comm monthly webinars
Don’t search, find: Enrich your content with machine learning and artificial intelligence
Tuesday, April 13 | 9 A.M. PDT
Explore how you can leverage Adobe Sensei to automatically tag and categorize DITA content, enriching the end-user experience, and ultimately ensuring that customers can find the content they need.
Chad Dybdahl, Solutions Consultant at Adobe
Thursday, April 15 | 9 A.M. PDT
Learn how Microcontent was developed within an Adobe RoboHelp project of over 250 topics. Discover the process of developing, testing, and understanding the benefits of Microcontent in a globally reputed financial institution.
Beth Gerber, Owner and President of Lightext, Inc.
Season of Docs, by Google
Season of Docs supports documentation in open source by:
Providing funds to open source organizations to use for documentation projects
Providing guides and support for open-source organisations to help them understand their documentation needs
Collecting data from open source organizations to better understand documentation impact
Publishing case studies from open source organizations to share best practices
Season of Docs seeks to empower open source organizations to understand their documentation needs, to create documentation to fill those needs, to measure the effect and impact of their documentation, and, in the spirit of open source, share what they've learned to help guide other projects. Season of Docs seeks to bring more technical writers into open source through funding their work with open source projects and organizations.
For details, go to the Season of Docs website.
Past Member Meetings
An overview of ClickHelp - is it the tool for you?
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Alexander Muravyov, CEO of ClickHelp, introduced us to ClickHelp and where it sits in a Technical Writer's toolkit.
His presentation covered - what's special about ClickHelp, who uses it, what problems it solves for their clients, what are the interesting single-sourcing features of ClickHelp that can save time, how ClickHelp is helping manage documentation projects with reports, and what user behaviour reports it offers.
How do Agile practices work for technical documentation?
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Kylie Weaver, who is passionate about Agile development, led the discussion and gave an outline of how Agile-developed projects work and how technical communicators fit in.
Members were then welcome to ask questions and share their own experiences in working in Agile development.