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October Meetup - Taxonomy

What's a taxonomy? What is metadata? What are they good for? What's all the fuss? How can information architects and content strategists use these techniques on the job?

Many of us are encountering metadata and taxonomies in our work and we need to have better skills to create or work with these techniques. The first part of this informal talk will be directed at "newbies" with little knowledge of taxonomies and metadata. Theresa Putkey will review what metadata and taxonomy are, what they're used for, and why they're useful.

The second half of this informal talk is aimed at those with more experience. Theresa will go over her techniques for collaborating with stakeholders on creating a taxonomy. Come share your ideas for how to make sure stakeholders benefit through out the build, review, and maintenance phases of a taxonomy project.

The evening will consist of a few different sections: starting at 6, we'll have 30 minutes of arrival and chit-chat, then a 20 minute informal talk, a break out into group discussions for 30 minutes, then a regroup and debrief for 20 minutes.

Those with knowledge in taxonomy and metadata are encouraged to come to share their knowledge with others, to answer questions, and to pick up new ideas to improve their work.

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