Session Matrix- Saturday 30 July 2016
This year we had 3 sessions each with 4 different discussions. Every discussion requires a scribe and a facilitator. Scribes keep the notes and facilitators keep the conversation focused and make sure that everyone gets a chance to talk. Both get special merit badges for their extra efforts!
Notes for each discussion have been posted to the individual session pages.
- GitHub Based Documentation Workflows
- Content Strategy for Technical Communicators
- Work Global- Live Local
- Adobe Workshop
Unconference Session #1- Notes
- Content Reuse
- Writing/Formatting Best Practices
- Writing for Hearing/Sight Impaired
- Documentation Automation
Unconference Session #2- Notes
- Style Guides
- Keeping Up With Industry Trends
- Documentation Review Process
- Content Architecture and Design
Unconference Session #3- Notes
- Technical Communications in an Agile Environment
- Technical Editing Fundamentals
- Documenting APIs
- Writers and Product Usability
Content strategy means planning to use information to advance your organization’s goals. Your organization should have an enterprise content strategy that covers all customer-facing content, both persuasive (such as marketing content) and informational (such as technical content). For marketing content, an enterprise content strategy means creating information that supports the organization’s communication strategy and aligns the voice and tone of content with the corporate branding across all channels. For technical content, it means identifying business goals and setting up a content development and delivery system that supports them. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to develop a content strategy for technical communication that aligns with the needs of marketing and other types of content across your organization.
Gretyl Kinsey is a technical consultant with Scriptorium Publishing with expertise in digital media production, an interest in changing tools and technologies, and a passion for learning. Gretyl graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she specialized in multimedia production. Outside of work, she enjoys writing and performing music, drawing comics, cosplaying, swimming, and trying out dessert recipes.