Lightning Talk: Tech Writing Skills in Nontraditional Fields
We will be collaborating with the STC Florida chapter for this event and providing an online option, too!
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session. We will have speakers who are professionals with a background in technical writing that are currently in job roles unrelated to tech writing. This is to encourage tech writers to look at careers and jobs with titles that are not strictly “tech writer” or “technical communicator.”
Our speakers will share how their tech writing experiences prepared them for their careers, and what advice they have for someone looking to join their career field fro a tech writing background. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so come meet these amazing professionals and learn about new career opportunities.
About the Presenters
Maurice Moss – Product Manager at Axxess
Laurel Beason – Former Lecturer and Director of Corporate Relations at Univ. of North TX
Kyle Rollins – Technical Writer/Scrum Master at 3M Health Information Systems
In the restaurant, we will be in the private room. There is also a new online option, so members can attend virtually!
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT – In the restaurant, enjoy dinner (not included in the price) and networking before the presentation starts.
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT – Lightning talk presentations and Q&A.
If you’re an online attendee, you can join us starting at 7 p.m. CT after dinner is done.
We will be using Zoom to host the online portion of the meeting, and the link will be send to online attendees by email before the event. Remember to try to join the meeting early enough to download/install the tool if necessary. If you have trouble using the application, you may join by phone.