TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 10, 2014

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 10, 2014
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:09:58 -0500

So are you ready for a vacation yet? First full week back on the job, and
I’m looking a bit longingly at the fairly empty meeting calendar of the
last three weeks. No matter, lots of cool things have started the year off
with a bang, and our tech comm and content friends are part of making it
all happen. Jill Viers captures the themes, the takeaways and the ambience
that was LavaCon 2013, and Alyssa Fox provides practical advice for
communicators who want to be a key part of their company’s agile team. If
you haven’t made your professional resolutions yet, vote in the poll and
let us know what your goals are for the new year. And of course Tech Writer
This Week uncovers what others are talking, or at least musing, about in
the worlds of tech comm, content strategy, and customer experience

The community forums/email discussion list always has some interesting
debates, so go ahead and lurk, participate or initiate as you feel
inclined. As always, if you have ideas for topics we should be covering
somewhere on TechWhirl, or a hankering to cover some of them yourself, drop
me a note <connie -at- inktopia -dot- net>.

Have a great weekend!

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

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- Tech Writer This Week for January 9, 2014 |
- Agile and Tech Comm: Four Must-do’s to Become a Key Agile Team Member,
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- LavaCon 2013: Depth, Breadth, and a Welcoming Atmosphere for Content
Professionals, by Jill Viers |
- Content Professionals’ Resolutions for 2014 (poll) |

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