Excited about tcworld India 2016
I’m delighted that I’ll be attending tcworld India 2016, on 25-26 February in Bangalore. This is an annual conference organised by tekom Europe and TWIN (Technical Writers of India). Let me know if you’re planning to come!
This will be my first trip to India, and of course my first time at tcworld India. I was lucky enough to attend the related tcworld conference in Europe in 2012, where I learned a lot, met many technical writers, and caught up with friends I’d previously met only online. I’m expecting tcworld India to be at least as great. 🙂
At the moment, I’m having fun putting together my two presentations for the conference. I’ve been invited to give the keynote at the beginning of the conference, which is a huge privilege. In addition, my proposal was accepted to present a session on API technical writing.
Keynote: The future *is* technical communication
Preparing the keynote presentation in particular is a lot of fun. I’m exploring the march of technology, the way we deal with it, and in particular how it’s affecting the way we communicate. Here’s the introduction:
Over the past few years there’s been quite a bit of discussion about the future of technical communication. Now let’s look at the world in a different light:
The future *is* technical communication.
People’s understanding of the world is based on technical communication, and getting more so by the minute… (join me at tcworld India to hear the rest!)
Later presentation: API technical writing
Later in the conference I’ll speak about APIs and API documentation. APIs are a hot topic in our field, and technical writers with the skills to document them are in high demand. Have you ever wondered what API technical writers do and how they go about it? I’ll demonstrate some easy-to-use APIs, examine examples of API documentation, and give some ideas on getting started in this exciting and rewarding area of technical communication.
The conference program for tcworld India 2016 is looking good. I’m looking forward to meeting the speakers, organisers and attendees. And I’m looking forward to exploring Bangalore!