David Dylan Thomas lead STC-PMC members through his agile living process in his presentation “Agile Living: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Never Be Done.” Attendees gathered in Strafford, PA on January 26th to explore how technology has evolved to better leverage unpredictability and how that relates to agile being a better way to think about life and ourselves.
Congratulations to our STC-PMC raffle winners! Anyone who renewed or joined before December 31 was automatically entered to win.
Kindle Fire tablet: Hamiyd Washington
$50 Amazon giftcard: Dr. Nathan Relles
Enjoy your prize, and thanks for being STC-PMC members!
Are you a student who’s interested in technical communication? Do you know a student who is? STC-PMC is offering a student scholarship program that consists of two parts:
- Multiple STC-PMC student memberships ($75 value), awarded based on an application form and essay response
- One scholarship ($500 value), awarded based on demonstrated participation in and contributions to the STC-PMC communityThis is your chance to take advantage of all that STC-PMC has to offer and have someone else pay for it!Student members are encouraged to join in chapter activities, contribute to the News & Views Blog, and volunteer at the annual conference. One lucky (and active!) student member will be rewarded with money toward their continuing education.For more information, go to http://www.stcpmc.org/education/scholarship/. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, January 31, 2016.For information about the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and its many resources, go to http://www.stc.org/.
The deadline for submitting proposals for Conduit – Connecting Minds, the Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference has been extended! Submit your proposal by January 10th!
The conference is hosted by the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter and will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at the Giant Conference Center in Willow Grove, PA.
Are you presenting at Summit this year? Give your presentation a dry-run at our conference with local professionals. We’ve got a day packed full of exciting seminars, networking, and giveaways!
Presenters will be notified by February 1st.
Agile Living – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Never Be “Done”
The agile approach values iteration and learning over fixed outcomes and mental rigidity. Given the power of these ideas, what if we were to apply agile methodologies to our own lives? In this talk, content strategist and filmmaker David Dylan Thomas describes how he’s attempted to do just that and the impact it’s had on his life. He’ll also explore how technology has evolved to better leverage unpredictability and how that relates to agile being a better way to think about life and ourselves.
What You’ll Learn
- The basics of agile methodology and how it differs from “waterfall” methodology
- How technology has evolved to behave more like the natural world
- Why agile is a good fit for the way the natural world works
- Why agile is a good fit for the way we work
- Step-by-step instructions to create an agile workflow for your daily life and long-term goals
- How this did and did not work for me, personally
Food, beverage, and dessert are included in the ticket price!
Time and Place
Tuesday, January 26th, 6:30-8:30
Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Road
Strafford, PA 19087-2052
About the Speaker
As a content strategist for EPAM, David Dylan Thomas has developed strategies for major clients in entertainment, publishing, and retail. He is the founder of Content Camp, co-organizer of Barcamp Philly, head of Content Strategy Philly, and the creator, director, and co-producer of Developing Philly, a web series about the rise of the Philadelphia tech community. He has given lectures on such topics as the future of content in a post-ownership economy and the hidden power of online links. To find out more about Dave you can find him here: @movie_pundit