It’s our first virtual coffee meetup for the new year! We’ll be meeting on Thursday, January 16, from 12-1 p.m. EST. Grab your favorite beverage or your lunch and join STC-SM members to discuss tech comm, STC, chapter events, and more! This is a great way to network with other technical communicators across southeastern Michigan in a relaxing and peaceful setting. We hope you will join us!
Thursday, January 16
12–1 p.m. EST
Please register by the end of business on Wednesday, January 15. We will send you instructions on how to join us.
It’s not only a new year around the corner; it’s a new decade! Why not kick it off with a renewed sense of purpose in your personal and professional growth? STC-SM has a wealth of opportunities in 2020 for you to add a new volunteer role, council member title, or published article to your resume. Or perhaps you just want to expand your network and engage with other technical communicators? How about gaining leadership experience? Fortunately, our chapter offers ways for you to explore all of these areas, and more! Continue reading “Start the New Decade with New Opportunities!”
CodeMash is a conference in Sandusky, Ohio that provides developers education on current methodologies, trends, and tools in the field.
This conference includes sessions on design, UI, and user experience (UX). Learn about accessibility, CSS, data visualizations, user experience, usability testing, and other topics. Check the session schedule for details.
Expand your knowledge and gain skills about the user perspective by attending this conference.
Jan. 7 – 10, 2020
Note: Two-day tickets until Jan. 1, 2020 are $400.
On May 7, 2019, Mary Jo David was awarded the STC Associate Fellow award at the 2019 STC Summit in Denver, Colorado. Mary Jo David is a member of the STC Southeastern Michigan Chapter, and we couldn’t be more happy for her! The STC Associate Fellow is a prestigious award within the technical communication community; it honors long-standing STC members who have contributed their time and dedication to the field of technical communication.
On November 14, 2019, STC-SM hosted the program Accessibility: Expanding the Reach of Your Technical Communication Work at Washtenaw Community College (WCC). This program was presented by Jason Withrow who is an instructor at WCC and an accessibility specialist.
Join STC-SM for our annual holiday mixer on Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.! Now that it’s almost the end of the year, let’s take a step back to reflect upon 2019 with friends. Everyone is welcome—you do not need to be a member of STC-SM to join us, so bring along a friend and join us for some great conversation and networking.
My name is Katherine Pavlovic, and I’m the president of STC-SM for the 2019-2020 program year. Although we are already a couple months in, I would like to officially welcome you to another exciting and captivating year with the Society for Technical Communication, Southeastern Michigan chapter. Continue reading “Letter from the President”
On September 18, Kirk St. Amant presented a webinar through STC describing how to tailor your writing in the medical field to the user’s specific situation. Kirk has numerous credentials teaching UX and technical communication at various universities, including Louisiana Tech, University of Limerick, Southeast University in China, and University of Strasbourg. He’s currently researching how cognitive processes affect the usability of technology in the medical field and in online education. Continue reading “Program Recap: Usability in Health and Medical Contexts”
The STC Alliance Competition is accepting entries for instructional, promotional, informational, or supporting materials. The deadline for submitting entries, whether print and online, is 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2019.