- The Tech Writer’s Role in Agile Development
As more and more software companies adopt Agile development, the tech writer’s role in producing and delivering documentation is also changing. Cognizant's Alan Vickers is hosting a two-hour real-world workshop on Agile (scrum) team documentation development. The lecture portion is based on Alan’s experience in Cognizant's current work environment. It covers the following topics: • What is Agile? • How is Cognizant using Agile? • What is the writer’s role in an Agile world? • What are the pros and cons of Agile for tech writers? Following the lecture portion, attendees will form into scrum teams, assume scrum team roles and zoom through a quick sprint cycle. Join us for a lot of fun and a little knowledge. Northern Arizona University–East Valley Campus 145 North Centennial Way · Mesa - Room 401 Entrance Fees: Students - Free AZ STC Chapter Members - $10 Non-Members - $15 This meeting will also be presented online as a Zoom webinar. Register here: https://www.stc-phoenix.com/stc-az-chapter-workshop-registration-form
- STC AZ Chapter Meeting
Join us for an evening of networking, food, and a little knowledge. Location: Dave & Buster's (Tempe Marketplace) Price: $25 in-person (includes food and beverage, program, and meeting) | $10 program and meeting only (webinar) Please register here: https://www.stc-phoenix.com/may-2019-chapter-meeting Agenda: 5:30–6:00: Networking and registration 6:00–7:00: Program (webinar) - Snagit 2019 Tips and Tricks for Technical Communicators, presented by Daniel Foster, Snagit Strategy Lead at TechSmith Corporation Program Description: Using images and video in documentation increases comprehension and retention of important information, but how can we create and use visuals effectively? Attendees will discover best practices and learn to use the new Snagit 2019 to create and update visuals for your technical content. We’ll cover tips for accelerating common workflows, updating screenshots more easily, focusing users’ attention and getting value from new features like animated GIF creation and screenshot translation. Bring your laptop with the Snagit 2019 free trial installed, if you want to follow along. More about Daniel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielfoster/ 7:00–8:00: STC Meeting presented by Alan Vickers and Angela Harleaux
- STC AZ Chapter Workshop: YAML and SwaggerUI Overview
Join us for an introduction to YAML (YAML Ain't Markup Language) and SwaggerUI, which are popular tools for developing API documentation. More about YAML: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML More about SwaggerUI: https://swagger.io/tools/swagger-ui/ When: April 13, 10-12 AM Where: Mesa NAU East Valley Campus (145 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Room 401). Price: STC members: $10 Nonmembers: $15 Students: Free You can either pay at the door or register online here: https://www.stc-phoenix.com/stc-az-chapter-workshop-registration-form (Zoom webinar attendees must register online).