Program Archives

2013–2014

For the rest of this program year and any more vurrent program, check the aprropriate Archive year on the Upcoming Events page. The archive links are right under the title.

Networking Breakfast

November 22, 2013

Our first networking breakfast of the year will be held at Nick's Original House of Pancakes inAnn Arbor from 7-8:30 a.m.; contact Maryann Bowen to reserve a seat. There is more information in our online newsletter article, including directions.

Program: Thinking Outside the Pizza Box

October 29, 2013

Professionals in technical communications are helping to shape enterprise communications and training initiatives. Areas of influence include social learning, employee engagement, user interface design, and innovation in content development to bring complex topics to life, including video, Khan Academy-style lectures, social equity, and more.

Karen Weldon and Scott White will share their thoughts on where tech comm professionals fit in today's business landscape, and provide examples of some of their recent work in these areas. Read more and register with EventBrite.

Council Meeting

October 23, 2013

From 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Lawrence Tech in Southfield. Room details are still to come.

Networking Lunch

October 9, 2013

Our first networking lunch of the year will be held at Grand Traverse Pie Company in Plymouth from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; contact Mary Jo David to reserve a seat.

2012–2013

Program: Interactive PDFs

April 16, 2013

Join us for a sampling ofhow to use various features in the professional Adobe Acrobat tool to maximize interactions with the users.

Program: Hands-on Learning Lab of Articulate E-learning Software and Authoring Tools

March 26, 2013

Learn just enough about Articulate's Storyline to be dangerous. Join us to make a sample how-to-cook bacon e-learning lesson.

Program: Content Management Systems (CMS) and Their Application

February 27, 2013

Come learn about CMS concepts and applications at the February STC/Southeastern Michigan chapter's program meeting. Our speaker will be Patrick Becker, president of Aysling Digital Media Solutions in Ann Arbor, and publisher of The Ann Magazine.

Program: Follow-up to the September 2012 Usability Research Program

February 2, 2013

We would like to see those of you who contributed in September, but others are welcome as well. Join us to hear the initial results.

Program: Agile Technical Writing

November 14, 2012

Join us as Jack DeLand, a Certified Scrum Master and Agile practitioner, will take you through the roots of Agile technical writing, describe some of its common problems and pitfalls (such as scheduling and working to extremely small time boxes), and end with some real-life practice of the Scrum experience.

Program: Usability Research Program to Improve STC-SM Website

September 22, 2012

Join us in this opportunity to see what this type of research is like from the participants' side of the table and to help us produce a website more responsive to your needs.

2011–2012

Program: Recognition and Appreciation Dinner Meeting

June 19, 2012

Join us to recognize our chapter award winners and volunteers, featuring Dr. Ann Blakeslee, winner of a Society-level award.

Program: "Developing the Corporate Story"

April 2, 2012

Join STC/SM for a presentation at LTU from two LTU professors and their graduate students about writing for corporate applications.

Program: Trends in Software User Assistance

February 4, 2012

Join STC/SM for an overview of trends, technologies, and tools in software user assistance with featuring Joe Welinske, the president of WritersUA, at LTU.

Program: Rapid E-Learning

November 15, 2011

What is rapid e-learning? And what's all the buzz about Articulate®? Find out in this evening program in Ann Arbor.

Program: Professional Recognition Opportunities

November 2, 2011

Learn about professional recognition opportunities through STC from presentations at MSU with West Michigan Shores.

2010–2011

Program: Winner of Excellence Award: Top Load Washer Installation Instructions

June 28, 2011

Earl Peters, Account Director, JohnsonRauhoff

Join us for dinner and a program as we explore award-winning publications.

April 28, 2011

Join us for a program about basic principles of HTML and CSS Web design.

January 20, 2011

Join us for a webinar program held jointly with 3 STC chapters—includes an in-person meeting.

November 15, 2010

The program on STC award-winning doc is canceled. It will be rescheduled.

October 13, 2010

Join us at LTU for Biz Blog, a program on managing a company blog.

October 5, 2010

Join us at WCC to discuss online portfolios and the STC/SM portfolio service.

2009–2010

May 26, 2010

Join us at Thomson Reuters, in Dexter, Michigan. The presenter will give a talk about being a writer: not how to do it, but what we do and why—how being a writer has changed in terms of technology, channels, and speed.

April 14, 2010

Join us at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Southfield, Michigan, for a program on instructional design.

January 20, 2010

Join us at Thomson Reuters, in Dexter, Michigan, for a program about SharePoint for technical communicators, used for collaboration and project management.

October 29, 2009

Join us for the first program of the chapter season, on project management for tech writers.

2008–2009

May 14, 2009

You are on LinkedIn…now what? Join us at the company RelWare, in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Ms. Beverly Cornell, Director of Marketing and Sales at IteroText Translation Services, will speak about new social media/communication technologies with a focus on LinkedIn, and how technical communicators might realize the potential of these technologies professionally.

March 24, 2009

Translations and Localization: What a Technical Communicator Needs to Know, will be presented by Fred Meinberg, President, Techworld Language Solutions, at the Techworld office in Troy, Michigan. He will be offering practical advice about how to source translations, brief your suppliers, and get what you want.

February 19, 2009

3 Keys to Creating Unusually Usable Software and other Tales of High-Tech Anthropology®, presented by Richard B Sheridan, President & CEO, Menlo Innovations LLC. Mr. Sheridan will present his Taste of Success seminar from 11:30 AM - 1 PM at the Menlo Innovations facility in Ann Arbor, MI.

This 90-minute seminar explores the practices of the High-Tech Anthropologists® at Menlo Innovations' award-winning Menlo Software Factory, and provides the attendees with very practical ideas to greatly improve their odds of creating a successful software product or service.

December 11, 2008

Internet Security. Dr. Jose Nazario, a Senior Security Researcher at Arbor Networks, will provide an overview of some basic concepts and terminology of Internet security and will discuss the global affects of Internet threats for governments to the everyday user. Usability Testing: Observation to Analysis

November 5, 2008

Usability Testing: Observation to Analysis. Barb Hernandez, Josephine Scott, and Casey Wright of TechSmith Corporation will present a program focused on usability testing: learn what it takes to put together a test and make actionable recommendations.

September 18, 2008

Ready for Your Next Interview? Join us to listen as Al Pizzurro will share his knowledge about preparing for interviews and will discuss the different interview styles, common interview questions, and negotiation techniques.

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