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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Upcoming Events: Workshop--Houston May 9, STC Chapter meeting--Austin May 11

Free Career Makeover Workshop, by Jack Molisani on Saturday May 9 2015

In this hands-on learning event, professional recruiter and STC Fellow Jack Molisani will lead you through a series of informative and entertaining sessions to give you the tools needed to land that dream job and increase your standard of living.…

This on-site virtual workshop, done live and online, is free to STC members, and closed to non-members. Visit for full details and to register.

**May 6, 2015 (from Houston chapter): Good News! We have made our career workshop virtual so more people can attend! Join us on Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chapter Meeting Monday May 11, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Title: The Emerging Role of the Content Engineer

Presenter: Cruce Saunders, founder and principal consultant at Simple [A]
Summary: The era of customer experience management (CEM) is upon us. The customer is calling the shots and technical communicators are scrambling to deliver the goods across an expanding buffet of audiences, devices, and channels.

Executive teams are beginning to realize that positioning strategy involves storytelling and the means to deliver the organization's story and promise to customers, and to involve customers as players in the organization's story. As always, there is also a strong need for content engineers to deliver content in the best way possible to users.

In his discussion, Cruce explains the differences between content strategy and content engineering, and explains why both must co-exist in our workplaces to effectively generate business value.

Join us for networking at 6:00 p.m. with chapter business and the program starting around 6:15 p.m.

The Continental Building
9101 Burnet Rd., Suite 105
Austin, TX 78758

Cost: No charge, free for all on-site and Internet attendees.

The Adobe presentation link goes directly to the meeting room. Christopher Ward will open the room about 5:45 P.M.—a few minutes before the networking part of the meeting. The link is provided for those who want to watch the presentation, but cannot make it to the physical location. Please try and make it to the Continental Building. Note: This meeting is the last one of the season until the new season starts up in SeptemberOctober.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chapter Meeting Tuesday April 28, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

Title: Generating Revenue: A New Way to Look at Documentation

Presenter: Christopher Ward

Summary: In today's market, content is more important to the consumer. They demand it. So, how can businesses be confused as to how they will meet that need? They need to look at content with a new mindset. In this presentation, we will discuss why the value of content has increased for the consumers, how content can generate revenue, and revenue documentation workflow. If you want that budget, create your own job title, or just want to adequately describe your value to the company, this presentation is for you.

Location: 9101 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758

Cost: STC Members - Free, Non-members - $20.00

What happened at the Mar 27 2015 STC Austin Meeting?

The meetup was virtual. Bernard Ashwanden, CEO of Publishing Smarter, presented a webinar titled DITA Conversion Best Practices. The presentation included a list of tools as well as some additional information. This recording of the presentation is availble to current STC members only.