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Increase Your Profession’s Profile
Throughout the world, wherever technical products are manufactured, a need exists for accompanying product information: technical documentation. There is, therefore, a commensurate need for professional employees to develop product information.
A common misunderstanding “agile does not need documentation”
In December 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new version of the standard: ISO/IEC/IEEE 26515:2018 Systems and software engineering − Developing information for users in an agile environment. Not only the title of the standard was changed. Read more about the scope of the second edition and how it can help you in your daily work.
Final Draft of the Standard Now Available
IEC/IEEE 82079-1 is the most important standard for the creation of all types of information for use - from a can of paint to very complex products such as large industrial machinery. The second edition of the standard is presented in a much clearer form and also contains numerous important innovations. Since December 21, 2018, the final draft has been circulating for the very last international ballot.
What is the superpower of Technical Writers?
We wanted to know more about technical writers and how they see themselves in their jobs. So we decided to start a raffle where technical writers could share with us their superpower.
The Association’s Activities 2018 in a Nutshell
2018 was an eventful year for tekom Europe. Important projects were started or successfully completed. We are approaching the number of 1,000 members with great strides and are pleased to have around one hundred more members than in the previous year.
A Preview of European Events in 2019
Have you added next year’s European conferences to your calendar? Not yet? Then we would like to give you an overview of upcoming events in 2019. Opportunities are opening up: you can apply as a conference speaker for the first time, or visit a conference abroad to see what tech writers are up to around the continent, and by attending a conference you will certainly have the chance to extend your network and learn about the newest industry developments.
University of Strasbourg Meets the TCTrainNet Team
On November 15, 2018 the TCTrainNet team met the participants of this year's Master’s course in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) at the annual tcworld conference in Stuttgart to talk about the experiences the students have made so far. Part of the TCLoc Master´s is a visit to the tcworld conference and tekom faire in order to gather new impressions, to find out about new trends, and specially, to network.
Current and Future Expertise in Technical Communication for 4,600 Participants
Future technologies have already changed numerous fields of work in technical communication. The most important developments were captured and packed into exciting lectures and workshops for the conference program. In addition to classic topics, the participants were given insights into relevant areas such as UX and VR. With the Meetups and the iiRDS Café, there were new interactive formats again this year.
Shumen In 2018, tekom Bulgaria is on the road again across Bulgaria heading for the town of Shumen!
The Roadshow is an initiative for popularizing the professional field of technical communication in the country. In a series of public and free from charge events, a team of tekom Bulgaria members lead presentations, discussions, and workshops.
Help Promote the Profession of Technical Communicators and Participate
We are launching a career marketing initiative to promote the profession of technical communicator, especially for (future) students and career changers.