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.
Please join us at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, PA for our last meeting of the 2014-2015 program year before we break for the summer. It’s a great way to socialize and network as we recognize the contributions of our valued volunteers, network, and prepare for the Summit.
Dinner will consist of a buffet with several options and a cash bar in the banquet room. Alternatively, you can specify eggplant parmesan as a substitute entree when completing the registration form. If you’d like this option, please order your ticket for the event by May 13th.
Come out and get caught up on all of the great things that are happening with the Society and the Chapter! The fun starts at 6:30 PM.
To RSVP, go to our Eventbrite signup.
Location and Directions:
Great American Pub
123 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Our banquet room is upstairs.
For driving and parking directions, visit the Great American Pub website.
If you are commuting by train, the restaurant is a short walk from the SEPTA Conshohocken regional rail station.
Communities Recruitment Race: Each Chapter and SIG member is asked to recruit 2015 renewing or new members starting 18 March to 1 June. Members who join or renew will receive a free 2015 membership in the referring Chapter or SIG.
How it works: When recruiting a member, please ask them not to sign up or pay for the Chapter or SIG, but to include the name of the Chapter or SIG who referred them on the online application. The referral fields can be found under the Membership tab of the online application. STC will be responsible for signing the member up for that particular Chapter or SIG free of charge. The community must be listed online to receive credit.
The Chapter or SIG with the highest percentage of new or renewing members are entered to win prizes to be raffled to your members at the end of the campaign.
We strongly encourage communities to raffle off these prizes for their members. Be sure to remind new and renewing members to list your community in the referral field! You will not receive credit otherwise.
Good luck! Let’s see who crosses the finish line first! Don’t forget, this campaign runs until Monday, 1 June.
Remember…. Classic membership is currently discounted 10% to $202.50. Refer potential new members to this page on STC website: Join STC . By the way, if you know someone who lives in an area that doesn’t have a chapter, encourage them to become a remote member of your chapter!
And as an incentive for new and renewing members……FREE WEBINAR ONLY FOR MEMBERS OF A CHAPTER OR SIG:
Date/Time: Wednesday, 29 April @ 2-3 PM EDT
Title: Learning New Tricks: Transitioning from Unstructured to Structured Authoring Environments
Presenter: Rachel Houghton, Information Developer, Rockwell Automation
Description: If you’ve been in the industry for any length of time, you’ve seen the shift from unstructured authoring to structured authoring. With companies wanting to do more with less, using structured authoring provides a way to leverage content, especially in a multiple author environment.
During this webinar, you’ll learn about the common challenges a technical communicator runs into while switching to structured authoring:
- Modeling task support clusters
- Learning to work in structure
- Restructuring existing content
- Validation issues
Link to register: Learning New Tricks webinar
As part of Drexel University’s Week of Writing, Drexel Edits and the Philadelphia chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association are teaming up to try an entertaining experiment in editorial judgment. We’ll have four local freelance editors edit the same tricky passage, then review their edits in front of a live audience. The panel will discuss why and how they made the decisions they did. Audience members will also be able to suggest their own edits. Expect some debates, lively banter, and a new perspective on the editing process!
When: Wednesday, May 13, 1-2 PM
Where: Drexel Bookstore, corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA
With: Sarah Grey, Cathy Hannabach, Brian Baughan, Christine Neulieb
Thanks to Lawrence Souder of Drexel for sharing this!
Designing the User Experience with Linda Daniels
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Join us for the STC Philly Metro Chapter’s monthly chapter meeting. All are welcome. Whether you are creating a new project, product, developing an app, launching a website or designing a brick & mortar experience, join us to learn about the latest strategies in concept, design & development. During this session we will highlight specific techniques and workflows to help you kick-off any project the right way. Learn how to communicate a concept, improve communication between stakeholders, analyze the real needs of your users and present solutions BEFORE you start development.
What you’ll learn:
- How to start your research, collect feedback and prioritize next steps.
- How to sketch ideas, create user journeys and incorporate prototyping into your process.
- Techniques using paper, digital and web-based prototyping.
- Waterfall and Agile Workflows and how to apply them to your projects.
- Numerous resources and tools to get started.
Food, beverage, and dessert are included in the ticket price!
Linda Daniels is a Design Thinker, Artist and Educator with over 20 years experience leading digital and traditional teams for a list of well-known Fortune 500 companies such as Merck Pharmaceuticals and M&M Mars. She specializes in the strategic direction and design of projects and products for internal and external organizations; creating exceptional user experiences to maximize results for corporate, consumer and educational initiatives. She also serves as a thought leader, collaborating with multidisciplinary top thinkers and innovators who are always in search of excellence and the next big thing.
To find out more about Linda you can find her here:
Kanbar Performance Center
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
- STC-PMC Member: $15
- STC Member: $20
- Non-Member: $25
- Student: $10