Earlybird tickets are on sale now for ITx 2018! Nominations are open for our first Excellence in Tech Communications award! TechCommNZ is supporting Women in Leadership! This month, we've got exciting news about awards and conferences on offer up and down the country.
Meredith discusses what's on offer from our Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington branches in From the President. Katie reviews Shelly's recent webinar, and shares some of the webinars she's been listening to in Let's Tech Communicate. Earnsy explores words and tables, and how technical communicators should decide when to use a table in What's the Evidence.
From the President
Kia ora and welcome to May!
A highlight of my April was attending the Shelly Davies webinar on Māori Cultural Competency for Technical Communicators, and subsequently purchasing her lovely book, which I think would make a great asset to anyone’s library. If you like Shelly’s work (and who doesn’t!), you can hear more from her at our stream of the ITx conference, held in Wellington on Friday July 13.
I'm also excited to say TechCommNZ is supporting Liquid Learning as they bring us their 3rd PMO Leadership Conference (June 25 to 29) and 2nd Women in Tech and Telco Leadership Summit (July 23 to 26) this year in Crowne Plaza, Auckland.
Register now for TechCommNZ @ ITx this July
We’re thrilled to host our own TechCommNZ stream at ITx this year on the last day – Friday July 13. Keynote speaker Doug Kim is joined by a superstars Tony Self, Dr Catherine Caudwell, Shelly Davies, and an unconference facilitated by Abhay Chokshi, – wow!
Plus, TechCommNZ is delighted to announce the first Excellence in Tech Communications award to recognise outstanding contribution to our industry. Nominations now open!
What's the evidence? Deciding between words and tables
Looked at the Super Rugby results lately? A bus timetable, perhaps, or the TechCommNZ subscription rates? Chances are, you’d have looked at a table. How should technical communicators decide when to use one?
Webinar review: Māori Cultural Competency for Technical Communicators
Did you miss "Māori Cultural Competency for Technical Communicators"? Worried about your level of understanding with things Māori? Many of us find ourselves feeling culturally out of our depth at one time or another. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. If you worry about the possibility of getting things wrong and causing offence, here's a great place to start - knowing the right questions to ask when engaging with Māori stakeholders and clients. Katie Haggath reviews Shelly's recent webinar and repeats her plain language tips for working with Māori words and names.
Let's Tech Communicate
In this month’s issue of Let’s Tech Communicate, Katie decided to shake things up a little bit and share some of the webinars she's been listening to. Unfortunately, she got a bit carried away and filled the whole thing with them… oh well! As the great members of Monty Python say…
And now for something completely different...