STC Summit 2012 wrapup – STC12
I’ve spent the last four days at the STC 2012, the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication. What an amazing conference, and what great people! All the sessions I attended were of an excellent standard. I learned a lot, as you’ll find out if you read my notes. 😉 The people who came to my own presentation were responsive, appreciative and engaged. I met so many technical communicators who are enthusiastic, friendly, professional and skilled. This conference is a must.
There were around 750 attendees at the conference this year. A big vote of thanks to all the conference organisers who worked so hard to make this event a great success. Special thanks to Paul Mueller and Lloyd Tucker for piloting me and the other speakers through the preparations with such style. To all the attendees: I loved saying hallo to everyone that I met, I wish I’d managed to meet everyone, and I hope we all get a chance to meet again soon. Roll on #stc13. 🙂
This post wraps up a series on the conference, with links to my previous posts and a couple of photographs. I hope the posts are useful and the photos fun!
These posts contain my notes from the sessions I attended:
- Lightning talks
- Introduction to Global English
- Mobile app design
- Rough Drafts at a technical writing conference (an after-hours music jam)
- Progressive disclosure
- Using DITA
- Publishing to mobile devices
- Global, mobile, social: Surfing the perfect storm
- Modeling Information Experiences
- What is the role of a technical communicator when everything just works?
- Getting started with HTML5
- Building a developer documentation wiki (this is my own presentation)
- Why not DocBook?
Kai Weber has written some great summaries:
- James Conklin, Overcoming Change Resistance at #STC12
- Neil Perlin, Developing for the Unknown at STC12
- Things I learned at STC12 on Sunday (about arriving in Chicago for the conference)
Let me know if you see any more bloggers writing about the STC Summit!
A few of us went on a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright museum before the conference started. Here’s a picture of Barrie, Gina, Ellis, me, and Peter at the Wright home and first studio:
Technical writers tangoed while the Rough Drafts jammed on Tuesday night:
- Presentations on SlideShare (tagged with “STC12”)
- Conference website
- Twitter (tweets tagged with “#stc12”. This stream will die within a few days.)
Posted on 24 May 2012, in STC, technical writing and tagged Rough Drafts, STC Summit 2012, stc12, technical communication, technical documentation, technical writing. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.