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tekom Bulgaria 2018 Roadshow: Shumen

The Roadshow is a strategic initiative of 4-hour workshops which aims at reaching out to students, young professionals, academia reps, and the like across Bulgaria, and raise their awareness of the profession. Sofia, being the capital of Bulgaria, and the center of the IT industry, has already reached a level of job market maturity. However, little is known about technical communication in other Bulgarian cities with strong IT communities.

Roadshow logo

The first 2018 Roadshow took place in the city of Shumen – home to brave people who played important roles during the Bulgarian Revival at the end of 19th and beginning of 20th century. We contacted the Centre for Career Development at Shumen University who helped us promote the initiative among the students with our target audience being the technical and humanitarian profiles.

The event was attended by current and former Shumen University students, developers, and academia documentarians.

When and where?

Date: October 26, 2018

Place: Shumen University, Building 1, Hall 309

 

Agenda

Presentations

  • Overview of the Profession
  • Applying Minimalism in Writing

Discussion Panel

  • Best Practices
  • A Day in the Life of a Technical Writer

Workshop

  • Creating Procedures: Preparing Coffee at Home and Washing the Dishes
  • Applying the User Perspective While Documenting
  • Writing in a Topic-Based Manner

 

Presenters

Kristina Bliznashka
Technical Writer @ VMware Bulgaria
Less than two years ago, Krisi came into the world of technical documentation. After ten years in the field of sports journalism, she has taken a sudden turn in her career and has never regretted it. She is a tekom Bulgaria and regards the Roadshow initiatives as an opportunity to introduce others to what she has only learned recently. Sports remain her great passion, but now she is only in the role of a spectator.

Martina Laleva
Senior Technical Writer @ VMWare
Marti has been a technical Writer for the last two years. She believes that the existence of the profession rejects the dichotomous separation of people into right-science lovers and humanity lovers. Regardless of education and interests, people can succeed in the field of technical communication if they are ready to get out of their comfort zone and immerse themselves in a different professional world in which the understanding of technical matter is as important as the good utterance, precise grammar, and clear formulations. Technical writing requires research consistency, detective attention to detail, exploratory curiosity, much patience and a pinch of courage.

Jordan Georgiev
Senior Technical Writer @ VMWare Bulgaria
Jordan has nearly seven years of experience as a Technical Writer in various companies and in 2017 successfully passed the tekom Europe international certification program and received a certificate in technical communication. He agrees that curiosity is a basic quality that helps people to master the profession. When he’s not authoring documentation, Jordan loves to read on a variety of topics and attend concerts and festivals.

Desislava Mihaylova

Senior Technical Writer @ Progress
Member of tekom Bulgaria Initiative Committee
Desi has been practicing the profession for nearly seven years now. She regards herself as an experimenter for whom technical writing is a vocation while building a career in technical communication is a natural process driven by enthusiasm and the mutual development of technical and soft skills. Along with writing, she maintains a blog about her hometown of Rousse and loves to volunteer.

 

 

Special thanks to:

Career Centre at Shumen University

Shumen University

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