STC’s mission is to improve the quality and effectiveness of technical communication for audiences worldwide. STC is concerned with the education, improvement, and advancement of its members. STC-PMC fills these needs on a local basis through a wide range of activities, including monthly meetings; career and education information; and competitions for technical publications, and online communications.
Our April meeting, a joint offering with the STC Philadelphia Metro chapter, is a lunchtime webinar on Slack, a collaboration platform for technical communicators, writers, and editors.
Sara Feldman of STC San Diego and Ben Woelk of STC Rochester will host a one-hour virtual workshop about Slack, the popular messaging app, at noon Eastern on Wednesday, April 25.
The workshop will introduce how Slack is used for both workplace communication and dispersed communities, demonstrate basic features and functionality, and give participants a chance to interact with the tool in real time. The content will help practitioners learn how to use Slack, including a hands-on demo, in a friendly environment among peers. There will be time for Q&A and a chance to get comfortable with the tool.
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2018, starting at 12:00 pm Eastern time. To take full advantage, you will need to join the Slack Workshop space. Note: If you don’t already have a Slack account, you will need to create one to join the workspace. Be sure to join the Slack workspace before the program starts.
Register on Eventbrite for the program. Registration prices are in USD and include the Eventbrite transaction fee. Registrants will receive the GoToMeeting link right before the event.
(presentation and demo)
About the Presenters
Sara Feldman has over ten years of experience as a technical writer, primarily in the software industry and focused on online support. She earned her BS in Technical Communication and Communication Studies from James Madison University. Sara is currently the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication.
Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC, is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, where he currently serves as Scholarship Committee Chair and Vice President of the Rochester Chapter. Ben is the author of Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media: Staying Safe Online (available on Kindle). He is the incoming Vice President of the Society.
About the Philadelphia Metro Chapter
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, and InterChange, 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.