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On Saturday, October 17, Neil Perlin returns with an encore offering of his mobile app building workshop.

As integration between work and technology shifts from our desktops to our pockets, mobile apps increasingly shape our work experience. Once reserved for programmers and specialists, the thrill of application creation is now more accessible than ever. The availability of software and tools simplifying the creation process brings the ability to create powerful and functional applications to users with little or no coding experience.

The program offers an introduction to the world of mobile, where it is, where it’s going, and how we as technical communicators stand to benefit. The program will examine MIME types, Objective C programming, and the graphic user interface (GUI) tools that bring these tools to a wider audience.

With the use of ViziApps workshop participants will create a multi-page app with basic but practical functionality. This functionality could conceivably service as the groundwork for more advanced documentation specific applications such as an interactive online help resource. The completed workshop app will be able to:

  • Send an email message
  • Open a URL
  • Open a web-based document and display it in a viewer
  • Open a database and search within that database

The cost of the workshop is $140 for STC members, and $175 for non-STC members. The workshop will be held from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM at MathWorks, 1 Apple Hill Dr., Natick, MA 01760. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Registration and additional program information can be found here. Interested parties are encouraged to register early as space is limited.

About Neil Perlin

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Neil Perlin

Neil Perlin, owner and principal consultant of Hyper/Word Services, entered technical writing in 1979, began creating online documentation in 1985, and is now an internationally recognized expert in online help and documentation design and development.

In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Neil lives a parallel life as a barbeque aficionado.

His website is hyperword.com.

About the New England Chapter of STC

The New England chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The New England chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapter sponsors monthly programs, informal social events, an annual technical publications competition, and an annual regional professional conference.

STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

For more information, visit stcnewengland.org.