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.
Benjamin Franklin, the famous founding father from Philadelphia, was a scientist, a writer, and a diplomat, mostly famous for his discovery of electricity. It could be argued, therefore, that with these qualities, he was one of the first American technical communicators with these skills. Franklin was known for explaining his scientific and philosophical findings through the written word, and being someone who liked to network with others to bring about community.
It is in that spirit that we bring you CONDUIT – Connecting Minds, the STC-PMC Mid-Atlantic Conference. Our objective is to help technical communicators from all backgrounds connect to share new ideas and concepts with each other in this digital age.
CONDUIT will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 between 8:15 AM and 4:30 PM at the Giant Conference Center in Willow Grove, PA, just outside of Philadelphia.
Join us for our annual full-day conference featuring multiple sessions in three tracks following a keynote presentation by Harold Hambrose, CEO and founder of Electronic Ink, as well as several local and international experts presenting.
The conference will feature a variety of topics including content strategy, user experience, technical writing, and much more. There will be plenty of opportunities to connect and network with your peers.
A continental breakfast, lunch, and fabulous door prizes will be provided!
For more details or to register for CONDUIT, visit the STC-PMC Conference webpage.
SEE YOU THERE!
Did you miss David Dylan Thomas’ talk about “Links as Language”? It was great! Here’s a slideshow of David in action!
And here is his Slideshare slideshow, so you can see what he shared with us! Good stuff!
Come one, come all! You are cordially invited to attend the
STC-PMC October 2014 Chapter Meeting
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Links as Language: A Contextual Approach to Content Creation
They’re the most basic technology on the web, but we underestimate just how much links are changing the way we read and write. Links give content creators a way to play with user expectations and give users a way to turn the act of reading into a form of gameplay. We’ll discuss how links actually create meaning, how to use them as an artful writing tool, and how all of this is changing the very nature of knowledge in the 21st century.
- How can links make your content more engaging?
- How are links turning the web into a gamespace?
- What are the best/worst practices for using hyperlinks?
- What are the benefits of a context-first approach to content?
- How are links enabling a fundamental shift in how we define knowledge?
Food, beverage, and dessert are included in the ticket price!
About the Presenter
David Dylan Thomas, content strategist at EPAM, has developed strategies for such companies as MTV, Thomson Reuters, Men’s Health, Oxygen, Sport Chek, Lenox, and the Army and Air Force Service Exchange. 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. He co-hosts the Talking Pictures, Pick 3, and Proof of Concept podcasts, each available on iTunes.
Tredyffrin Public Library – Large Meeting Room
582 Upper Gulph Road
Strafford, PA 19087
STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter
To learn more about the Society for Technical Communication Philadelphia Metro Chapter, visit us at www.stcpmc.org.