We're looking forward to our 2018 AGM later this month, and the addition of a few keen new people on the board. Tech Comm is alive and kicking in Hamilton. Christchurch and Wellington have road-tested our cyber-attendance initiative with their most recent branch event. Plus, we've got discounts on offer for MadCap Flare. Then, our LTC this month looks at the how, where, and why of working in tech comm. Happy September!
From the President
This is my last report before the AGM on 23 September. I’m looking forward next month to reporting on a really well supported AGM and the addition of a few keen new people on the Board. Here’s hoping…
Luckily for me, the TechCommNZ terms of office are two years, so you’ll be stuck reading my reports for at least another 12 months!
Hamilton Branch Report: Hamilton TechComm is alive!
As a newly resurrected branch, Hamilton is embracing its future motto (after all, we have been – for some time now – the city of the future). As I walk down the foggy lane to our just recently proclaimed bi-monthly meeting in Hamilton town centre, I am savouring the opportunity to step back from my usual everyday tasks; marking linguistics assignments, writing academic research articles, and preparing new lectures, and to shifting perspective to an entirely new mode: enjoying the chance to ponder what I love about language. Full stop.
Christchurch/Wellington branch report: The tech comm career ladder and you
This month’s event in Christchurch was exciting in two ways. First, our Branch Coordinators and our Student Outreach Coordinator worked together to bring us an event designed to be equally useful to both our student and our veteran members. And second, we worked with the Wellington branch to livestream the event. We’re delighted to report that the event was a success on both fronts.
MadCap Flare TechCommNZ Members Discount Offer
TechCommNZ members can save 10% on any new MadCap Flare product purchase through to 30 November 2018. Our members can also get a US$100 discount on MadCap Flare One-Day Workshop in Sydney, 12 November. This workshop is your chance to learn from the experts, meet local users, and discover what’s new from MadCap Software!
Let's Tech Communicate
Recently, our events and webinars have been focussing on making the most of your tech comm career, from climbing the career ladder, to transferring your ‘technically not technical writing’ skills to working in an agile environment. In fact, if there is one thing we know it’s that your tech comm career involves a lot more than just tech comms!
With that in mind, I’ve found myself drawn to articles centred around ways of working, from the how to the where to the why...