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DocTrain Day 3 – Content choreographers unite

May 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

DocTrain chugged along today and picked up some speed with a heavy emphasis on social media. As with yesterday’s post, I’ll give you the skinny and the slides on each presentation as well my pick for ‘what’s hot’. Great people, good food, and leading-edge content. Kudos to the organizers and to the Marriott Pinnacle for […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · documentation · productivity · technical writing

DocTrain Day 2 – XML jockeys flock to the podium

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

The conference proper kicked off today with some excellent speakers across the board. There were a lot of presentations, so I’m going to keep it short and give you the gist of each one along with my personal “what’s hot” recommendation on something juicy, cool or just plain geeky that I gleaned from the talk. […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · productivity · technical writing

DocTrain Day 1 – Simplified Technical English

May 7th, 2008 · Comments Off

Today I attended a pre-conference workshop on Simplified Technical English (STE) at DocTrain West. Berry Braster, director of Tedopres, presented the benefits of writing documentation using standardized, unambiguous English, especially when materials are being translated into other languages. The implementation of STE involves developing a company-specific dictionary and using documentation software to aid in the […]

Tags: conference · DocTrain West 2008 · documentation · productivity · technical writing

Heading to DocTrain West

April 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

I won a ticket to this year’s DocTrain West conference through the Westcoast STC! I’d like to thank the organizer Scott Abel and the good people at the STC for giving me this terrific opportunity. As I mentioned before, if you can afford the $899, or have a generous employer, then be there or don’t-be-square.

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