Meredith completed a Graduate Diploma in Technical Communication in 2002 and has been working in technical communications ever since, first at Streamliners and now at Synlait Milk. Meredith has a passion for software. She has a particular interest in creating user documentation for information technology, especially ERP systems, and in working on content strategy and solutions. Meredith has also dabbled in training and e-Learning content development and has recently been having fun producing e-Learning with Articulate Storyline. When not at work or wrangling two young boys, Meredith can be found at dog agility competitions, either chasing her own dogs around the course or standing in the middle as the judge.
When Katie first went to university, she thought she wanted to be a vet. Thankfully she came to her senses, and studied English, Media, and Communications instead. Then Katie found technical communication when she was a student workplace volunteer, and she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. She’s still waiting for that last bit to happen.
Katie worked as a freelance writer and English tutor before joining TechCommNZ in 2016. She never lost her passion for volunteering, and formalised TechCommNZs Student Outreach Programme early this year. Since then, the Student Outreach Programme has presented to over 600 students in three cities. Going forward, Katie will be looking to build on these strong foundations by facilitating work experience and internship opportunities for students.
When Katie is not volunteering her time to TechCommNZ, or investing it in her own business, she likes writing, walking, riding, and all things fur and fowl except turkeys. They sense fear.
Peter is currently the Ara Manager of Computing for Free community learning centres. In his previous role as an Academic Team Leader, he was looking for the "next step" in his career and discovered the GDID programme at CPIT. Having experience in writing educational materials, course books and project planning he found the programme rewarding and useful. While not working in the technical writing industry, the skills and knowledge gained in the GDID programme have proved immensely useful and applicable in his current management role. As a GDID student he joined up with TechCommNZ and attended the 2012 conference - and somehow found himself on the board...
Earnsy (rhymes with Guernsey) successfully completed the GDID (Graduate Diploma in Information Design, Ara) in 2017. She is interested in many aspects of information design and is partial to flat whites.
Roy has been a self employed technical communicator since the beginning of 1998. Prior to this he has had substantial experience in the IT industry in management, sales, solution design, software development and technical roles. During his career Roy also had to develop a wide range of documentation from technical through to sales proposals.
Combining these various skills and experiences with formal training in Information Mapping, Roy has since been involved in a number of major documentation projects with IBM, Vodafone, Placemakers, to name but a few. Roy is now retired and based in Tauranga.
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Abhay is a computer science engineering graduate who stumbled upon technical communication in 2008. He loves language and technology equally, which helps him solve most problems at work. He has been working in the software industry for 10 years and has evolved from being a technical writer to an information engineer. He is extremely passionate about tech comm and has been dedicated to the community. He understands graphics and social media and tries to use these effectively in the field. When not thinking about work, Abhay becomes a little creative. He has a keen interest in people, stories, and poetry. His maiden Hindi poetry collection, Kavyanaam was published in 2013.
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