Wiki-fy Your Doc Set: A Writers Role in Web 2.0 presented by Anne Gentle, Advanc

  • April 23, 2009 · 5:30 PM

Register at: http://www.stcnymetro...

One of the hottest topics in technical communication today is the concept of collaborative document authoring, and wikis are emerging as the primary means of accomplishing this. Anne Gentle, speaker at the April program, will teach you about wikis and writing, tell you of best practices from others who are implementing wikis, and show links to example wikis. Anne will be discussing community building methods and experiences as a participant on wiki platforms, plus practical advice for motivating contributions. In addition, where there may be reasons to not implement a wiki based on studying the potential community and time you'd spend in arbitration with community members, Anne will expose you to wiki benefits that you can borrow while still meeting your business goals. This presentation offers opportunities to:
Learn from other examples of wikis used for end-user documentation.
Evaluate the advantages and known limitations of using a wiki.
Determine if simply adopting wiki-like technology would be sufficient for your environment.
Get some judo moves for defending your stance for or against a wiki. Note: We will also be making this available virtually through LiveMeeting for people who cannot attend the meeting in person. Connection details will go out to everyone who RSVPs no later than 6:00 p.m. the day before the program. It is very important that you reserve by 10am of the day of the meeting. This is a new meeting location with security and if you do not reserve ahead of time, you may not be let up. About Our Speaker
Our April speaker, Anne Gentle, is one of the pre-eminent experts in this field, with experience in a number of collaborative international-level projects, including the "One Laptop Per Child" initiative. You can read more about Anne through her blog: justwriteclick Also, as chair of the STC Intercom Advisory Panel, Anne is instrumental in defining the direction of that STC publication for 2008/2009. Place: Thomson Reuters
Three Times Square
Time: Registration and Networking - 5:30pm to 7pm
Program - 7:00pm to 8:30pm Register at: http://www.stcnymetro...

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