December 2018

Meri Kirihimete!

It's the last newsletter of the year. We want to say a huge thank you to Grant Mackenzie for his contributions to Let's Tech Communicate. And thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to write, present, and organise events for TechCommNZ this year! We couldn't do it without you.

From the President

Happy December Everyone!

I’m finding it very hard to believe that we’ve rolled round to December again, and also feeling not quite ready for Christmas or the end of the year. I’m sure our strange (and wet) December weather is partly to blame for this.

2018 was a good year, and a busy year for our organisation. Our Board are already making plans for next year and beyond!


TechCommNZ Conference - Tauranga, October 2019

It’s official. New Zealand’s premier event for technical communicators, information designers, and content creators is happening in Tauranga October 16, 17, & 18 (workshop day).

2019’s conference theme is about creating sustainable content in a rapidly changing world. What will the future look like for our profession and how we can maintain a sustainable career?


Great TechCommNZ turnout at 2018 Plain English Awards

It was exciting to see so many of our members attending the Awards. In addition to the Best Plain English Technical Communicator, our members were involved in organising the awards, involved as sponsors, finalists in other categories, or were there just to cheer everyone on! Katie Haggath brings us the low-down on TechCommNZ's achievements at this year's Plain English Awards.


Let's Tech Communicate

This month we check out AR and VR, Google admits chatbots were a bad idea, we list links for royalty-free and free photos, pictures and graphics, we take a primer in video creation and finally answer the big question “what is life as a technical writer like in 2018?”. And finally, Grant says "So long and thanks for all the fish".

Thank you, Grant, for all your hard work on Let's Tech Communicate over the years!