• Write the Docs ATX Lunch Meetup:June

    Whole Foods Market

    Come to a working lunch to talk shop, share doc challenges, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) Plan to eat during the meetup? Please purchase food and drinks at Whole Foods. Per the Whole Food’s community room guidelines, no outside food or drink is permitted. VENUE: Whole Foods community room 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758 (512)[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/YSJeJk9hiNq The community room is located upstairs. Take the stairs or elevator located near the first-floor prepared foods area and coffee bar to find us. For parking, use the surface-level lot or the garage lot located under Whole Foods. **RSVP Limit: 20** Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can’t make it. Thanks to Chad Sterling and Mary Snider for organizing!

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  • Write the Docs Breakfast Meetup: May

    la Madeleine French Bakery & Café Arboretum

    Come to a working breakfast to talk shop, share challenges, ask questions, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community; come when you can, and leave when you need to. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) NEW VENUE: La Madeleine Arboretum (Great Hills @ Research), close to the Domain and the express bus park-n-ride downtown. Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can't make it.

  • WTD ATX May Meetup: Collaborative doc contribution using GitHub-- Workshop

    In May, we're meeting at Docforce for a workshop to learn about and practice collaborative doc contribution using GitHub. 1. Work in teams to select and learn about an open source project that accepts documentation contributions 2. Review the contribution guidelines, issues, and pull requests in the selected repository to learn the context for contributing and see real world examples 3. Practice the mechanics of contributing using GitHub's Hello World tutorial (https://guides.github.com/activities/hello-world/) Preparation: If you don't have one, sign up for a free GitHub user account https://guides.github.com/activities/hello-world/ Resources: - Improving documentation of Open source software: https://www.futurice.com/blog/improving-documentation-of-open-source-software/ - Docs Thursday: http://docsthursday.com/ - Contributing to the Write the Docs Documentation Guide: http://www.writethedocs.org/guide/contributing/ - Interview with Emma Jane Westby author of Git for Teams (Humanizing software development): https://www.allthingsgit.com/episodes/git_for_teams_with_emma_jane_hogbin_westby.html Thanks to Docforce for hosting!

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  • Write the Docs Breakfast Meetup: April

    Einstein Bros. Bagels

    Come to a working breakfast to talk shop, share challenges, ask questions, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community; come when you can, and leave when you need to. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) VENUE: Einstein's (Research @ Braker), close to the Domain and walkable to the express bus park-n-ride downtown (https://goo.gl/maps/XEepuuEXeEs). Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can't make it.

  • WTD ATX lunch meetup: April

    Whole Foods Market

    Come to a working lunch to talk shop, share doc challenges, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) Plan to eat during the meetup? Please purchase food and drinks at Whole Foods. Per the Whole Food’s community room guidelines, no outside food or drink is permitted. VENUE: Whole Foods community room 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758 (512)[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/YSJeJk9hiNq The community room is located upstairs. Take the stairs or elevator located near the first-floor prepared foods area and coffee bar to find us. For parking, use the surface-level lot or the garage lot located under Whole Foods. **RSVP Limit: 20** Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can’t make it. Thanks to Chad Sterling and Mary Snider for organizing!

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  • Writing for Video Games - BGTCM & STC event at the ACCelerator lab

    We are cross-posting an exciting upcoming event by ACC's Business, Government, & Technical Communication (BGTCM) department and STC. Important: Please see the following page to RSVP (we are not managing RSVP via this page): http://sites.austincc.edu/bgtcm/videogames About the event In conjunction with the Society for Technical Communication, BGTCM is excited to announce its next community discussion: "Writing for Video Games" with Paul Benjamin. The event is on March 30th at 2:00 p.m. and is a free, interactive event exploring the creative side of technical writing. Paul Benjamin is a New York Times bestselling author based in Austin. He has written and produced comics and video games for a number of franchises, including Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek, World of Warcraft, and others. He is also a seasoned project manager. Read more about Paul here. If you want to know how to carry your technical skills into a creative industry, or want to learn how to make your creative endeavors more practical, this talk is for you! Join us for a great discussion that will show you how to meld art, technology, and commerce. This is a great chance to ask questions, get career advice, and meet like-minded students and professionals. More information & RSVP: - http://sites.austincc.edu/bgtcm/videogames - http://www.stc-houston.org/programs/

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  • Write the Docs Breakfast Meetup: March

    Einstein Bros. Bagels

    Come to a working breakfast to talk shop, share doc challenges, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community; come when you can, and leave when you need to. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) VENUE: Einstein's (Research @ Braker), close to the Domain and walkable to the express bus park-n-ride downtown (https://goo.gl/maps/XEepuuEXeEs). Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can't make it.

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  • March meetup - Turning Theory into Practice: Content Strategy Demystified

    This month we're featuring a talk by John Collins, Senior Content Designer at Atlassian. The talk starts at 7:00. You are welcome to arrive between 6:00-6:30 for networking. "Turning Theory into Practice: Content Strategy Demystified" No doubt you’ve heard about content strategy. Maybe you’ve read books and blogs about it, but if you’re like me, it can still seem like an ethereal, theoretical concept. We’ve been exploring this at Atlassian. Truth is, content strategy is at the core of decisions that technical writers make daily about content experience, editorial guidelines, content structure, and process. The agency Brain Traffic has defined this as the Content Strategy Quad, a fantastic metaphor for explaining content strategy. It makes a good graphic in presentations, but what if the quad could do more? What if you could turn it into a tool for building shared understanding, breaking down barriers, building a content strategy, and delivering on it? We’ve done that, and now you can gather any team and use five key questions to form an actionable content strategy. Come hear how Atlassian scales content strategy within a high-growth tech company, how you—a technical writer—can use the same approach with your teams, and then walk through a workshop to see the approach first-hand. Takeaways: • Learn how Atlassian scales content strategy within a high-growth tech company • Gain the tools to define a content strategy with any of your teams • Improve your collaboration and facilitation skills About our speaker John Collins is a Senior Content Designer on the Content Design team at Atlassian, where he’s the design lead for the Atlassian documentation site. He was the primary content designer for the Atlassian Community site that launched in 2017, and he has extensive experience with content strategy, technical writing, and localization. He’s still learning and exploring content, design, and how we do what we do. https://twitter.com/jrc_collins

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  • WTD ATX Lunch Meetup: March

    Whole Foods Market

    Come to a working lunch to talk shop, share doc challenges, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) Plan to eat during the meetup? Please purchase food and drinks at Whole Foods. Per the Whole Food’s community room guidelines, no outside food or drink is permitted. VENUE: Whole Foods community room 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758 (512)[masked]https://goo.gl/maps/YSJeJk9hiNq The community room is located upstairs. Take the stairs or elevator located near the first-floor prepared foods area and coffee bar to find us. For parking, use the surface-level lot or the garage lot located under Whole Foods. **RSVP Limit: 20** Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can't make it. Thanks to Mary Snider and Chad Sterling for organizing!

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  • Write the Docs Breakfast Meetup: February

    Einstein Bros. Bagels

    Come to a working breakfast to talk shop, share doc challenges, and enjoy the company of documentarians! No presentations, just community. Bring your laptop and wallet. :-) VENUE: Einstein's (Research @ Braker), close to the Domain and walkable to the express bus park-n-ride downtown (https://goo.gl/maps/XEepuuEXeEs). **RSVP Limit: 16** Please remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you can't make it.

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