Hi there. I had the pleasure of attending TCUK13, the UK’s biggest conference for technical communications, in Bristol from 24-26 September this year. As usual, it was both a great learning conference and a big reunion of regular attendees who look forward to getting together each year to have a good, geeky party!
I had the pleasure of (wo)manning the Adobe event booth (see the happy picture of me) with the international Adobe TechComms team, including Saibal Bhattacharjee, Vikram Verma (who came from India) and Maxwell Hoffman (who came from the US). France doesn’t seem so far from the UK.
For those who attended this year’s event, or just want to keep abreast of all things tech comm, here’s our special Firehead roundup of slides, reviews, pictures and other links from TCUK 2013. Enjoy!
- Bake your taxonomy workshop by Kai Weber and Chris Atherton
- What you see is what you get: Getting better visuals through design reviews workshop by Matt Pierce
- Fame, Glory, and…Tech Comm?? – keynote by Sarah O’Keefe
- Leading the change – keynote by Stefan Gentz
- Planning user documentation when you are a startup business by Ellis Pratt
- Rejigging your mindset for the future of content work by Noz Urbina
- Extreme conditions in DITA by Sarah O’Keefe
- The Quantum Funnel: Working with the black holes of knowledge by Ray Gallon
- Screen video: Best practices regardless of the tools by Matt Pierce
- Addicted to Meaning:Mental Models for Technical Communicators by Kai Weber
- Content delivered? Check! OK. How do we use it? by Colum McAndrew
- Pre-conference overview of TCUK 2013 by Colum McAndrew
- Top 5 reasons I look forward to TCUK13 by Kai Weber
- Change and how to achieve it by Colum McAndrew
- Reflections on Technical Communications UK 2013 conference by Ellis Pratt
Kai Weber blogged a number of session and workshop reviews:
- Sarah O’Keefe on “Fame, glory and… tech comm”
- My session on semiotics and mental models
- Adrian Morse on “The challenges of remote management”
- Ray Gallon on “The Quantum Funnel”
- Andrew Westfold on collaborative authoring in DITA
- Adrian Warman on “Managing accessible mobile content”
- Edward Smyda-Homa on useless assistance
- “Bake your taxonomy” workshop at #tcuk13
- UK Technical Communication Awards 2013 (video)
- Interview with Andy White, Instructional Class Winner, UK Technical Communication Awards 2013
- Carol Colledge, Descriptive Class Winner, UK Technical Communication Awards 2013
We hope you enjoyed our collection of links from Technical Communication UK conference this year. Please check out our conference calendar of events going on this year – many of which we have already reported from or will be reviewing.
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