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Best Writing Technical Communication Technical Writing podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Writing Technical Communication Technical Writing podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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A podcast by Kelly Paredes and Sean Tibor about their adventures teaching middle school computer science, problem solving, handling failure, frustration, and victory through the lens of the Python programming language. Kelly Paredes has taught all over the world and specializes in curriculum design and development. She currently teaches seventh grade computer science at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is her first year using Python. Sean Tibor has worked in marketing and ...
 
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Erin GoldenErin Golden and her colleagues have created a model that shows the evolution of the practice of content strategy.Drawing on the Kardashev scale – an astrophysics method for measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement – they rank content strategy practice along a 1-to-5 range. K1 represents the first stage, when content …
 
Bob KasenchakBob Kasenchak is an expert on taxonomy for web publishers. He's one of a handful of information architects who focuses on this powerful practice.A good taxonomy helps people find and navigate your content. It helps search engines index and list your content. It helps connect your content to similar content on the web.The process of bui…
 
Laurah MwirichiaLaurah Mwirichia is a product-writing enthusiast. She loves her work and wants you to jump into this burgeoning field, too.Laurah applies her writing skills as a product writer at Square. She loves using words in her design practice there, and she enjoys her collaborations with her product and technical colleagues.She's gleaned a lo…
 
Carlos EviaCarlos Evia teaches structured content authoring using DITA and similar tools at Virginia Tech.Structured authoring offers a number of benefits, most notably easy content re-use. By carefully structuring content as it goes into a repository, it can be used later in a variety of publications and applications.Structured authoring has its r…
 
Michael AndrewsMichael Andrews literally wrote the book on metadata for web content (actually two books).Metadata puts the structure in structured content. It helps both humans and computers understand what your content is about and how it relates to other content. It ensures that your content is always up to date, easy to find, and able to be tail…
 
We look at some newly released applications from Microsoft and Adobe that could help you be a better communicator: Microsoft Fluid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1Tyr93Sw4 Microsoft Editor https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-editor https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/introducing-microsoft-editor-bring-ou…
 
I'm trying out a new writing productivity tip that seems to be working fairly well for me: focus sessions. A writing focus session is a one-hour session focused on a writing task. I made a goal last week of doing four writing focus sessions (at work) each day. I figured I should at least be able to devote half of my work day as a professional techn…
 
Scott KubieScott Kubie believes in you.If you're a writer contributing the words on a product team, he believes in you. If you're a front-end designer or developer tasked with writing, he believes in you.In his book Writing for Designers, Scott sets out a simple path to help you get the writing done. He also has good ideas about how to organize con…
 
Black Lives Matter (BLM), inclusivity and technical communicators: What can/should technical communicators do within and without their jobs? BLM means recognising black people have historically suffered from prejudice and injustices, and that they still do today. We look at: BLM and techcomm outputs Encouraging Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) pe…
 
Ilarna NcheIlarna Nche is an award-winning expert on the technical aspects of building voice applications for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby.She designs and develops voice apps for clients who want to capitalize on the branding power that voice products bring to the digital content mix.Ilarna and I talked about: her path into the…
 
Recently I chatted with Kristof van Tomme, CEO and co-founder of Pronovix, about a topic that's become increasingly relevant in the past several months: how to deal with complex, rapidly evolving landscapes. Specifically, we focus on developer portal strategies that involve finding a balance between constraints and flexibility. Too many constraints…
 
Designing voice conversations requires new skills and new ways of thinking about how people interact with your digital product.Rebecca Evanhoe and Diana Deibel are experts in this new approach to interaction design.Like many content strategists, they are learning on the fly. And they are constantly studying the steady stream of research in their fi…
 
We caught up with Mike Hamilton, VP of Product Evangelism at MadCap Flare. We talked about: How is Covid-19/lockdown affecting you and MadCap?Managing chatbots, UI text, Help and KB articles from a single sourceWhat's new in Central 2020What's new in Flare 2020?Are the new features a sign of future developments? ---- More information Cherryleaf - f…
 
Hannah KirkHannah Kirk has great ideas about how technical writing and content strategy can support each other.She's not a typical tech writer. She loves and appreciates technical documentation and enjoys practicing it. But she has always been more interested in strategy. And she has always spent a lot of time thinking about how content is organize…
 
With the Covid-19 lockdown, corporate classroom training has had to stop. But will it come back? In this episode, we look at: Do we need classroom training? How Google is converting its technical writing for developers classroom course to an online format How we are approaching the conversion of our classroom courses What others advised on LinkedIn…
 
Carrie HaneCarrie Hane sees content strategy as a complex information ecosystem, not a simple stream of publications.Looking at content strategy as a system helps her give her clients a more complete picture of how content works.Carrie and I talked about: her recent decision to describe herself professionally by the activities she does instead of a…
 
Nam-ho ParkNam-ho Park is a digital strategist who always puts people first and technology last.Nam-ho first designed experiences for people as an architecture student at Columbia University. The appreciation he developed then for the importance of genuinely human-centered design practice serves him well today.In fact, he hopes that we'll someday d…
 
In this episode, we talk to Will Myddelton, Product lead at Local Welcome, about moving from an oral to a written culture within an organisation. "An oral culture has huge advantages in that it’s fluid, easy to pick up, and doesn’t require a lot of attention to processes. But it has a big disadvantage which is that knowledge is stored inside people…
 
Dr. Katie Trauth Taylor of Untold Content (https://untoldcontent.com/) talks about a recent collaboration between her company and Action Learning Network to create infographics and social media materials about COVID-19 for heart failure patients and their parents. Check out the infographics here: https://www.actionlearningnetwork.org/covid19. Follo…
 
Andy FitzgeraldAndy Fitzgerald is an information architect who focuses on content for digital experiences.He helps organizations bridge the gaps between their users' human needs and the constraints and requirements of their digital systems.A website or other digital product will always have an information architecture. Being purposeful and intentio…
 
Jack MolisaniJack Molisani knows how to put on an engaging and edifying professional conference.He founded and organizes the LavaCon technical content strategy conference, which draws hundreds of content professionals to cities like New Orleans and Portland each year.Jack has experimented over the years with virtualizing parts of his conferences, a…
 
As teachers around the world move into online teaching and learning, we must consider ways to modify our way of teaching. Writing and communicating in an online learning environment, while making connections with your students, is a very important first step. This is the second episode in a two-part series. Video can help students connect with the …
 
The COVID-19 coronavirus is having a huge impact on people and organisations. With so many things that could be about to change, how should technical communicators respond? In this episode we look at: How organisations might change during and after the Covid-19 lockdown What that means for technical communication Comments made by others on LinkedIn…
 
Larry Swanson, Laura Joss, Cora Cowles, and Brent Summers (left to right)Back in early March, when it was still safe to gather in person, we convened a panel of UX strategy experts at the ConveyUX conference in Seattle. Cora Cowles is Associate Experience Director at Huge Detroit Laura Joss is Global Director of the Design Research team at Motorola…
 
As teachers around the world move into online teaching and learning, we must consider ways to modify our way of teaching. Writing and communicating in an online learning environment, while making connections with your students, is a very important first step. This is the first episode in a two-part series. How will teachers adapt their online writi…
 
Jacinta Bowler from Science Alert (https://www.sciencealert.com/) talks about how she reports on the changing situation surrounding COVID-19. She discusses the challenges of reporting on uncertain science and making complex concepts clear for a large audience. Follow @TechCommUAH or email Ryan Weber at ryan.weber@uah.edu for more information about …
 
We talk to Sara Feldman, about how the writing in technical writing needs to evolve. We discuss: The driving forces that are impacting our audience’s context in ways we need to account for in how we write Things to do more Things to do less Customer-focused delivery Think with Google: How consumer needs shape search behavior and drive intent Sara F…
 
“Resilience in teachers is key for creating quality classrooms and schools. The opportunity for becoming resilient originates in how an educator makes sense of irritants, interruptions, and unexpected events, because interpretation dictates actions. By cultivating resilience, teachers can fulfill the intentions that brought them into the teaching p…
 
We talk to Jen Lambourne, Knowledge Management Lead at Monzo Bank, about her current work at Monzo and her previous role at the UK's Government Digital Service. ----- More information Cherryleaf - for technical communication that keeps customers. Cherryleaf newsletter To contact Cherryleaf: info@cherryleaf.com…
 
Python for Parents or so you want your child to code? Sometimes it just takes a few creative ideas and a short amount of time to make some fun little projects. Sean and Kelly, with the help of Anthony Shaw and his lovely daughters, ‘ Zebra’ and ‘Jaguar’ have a little fun with this topic! The Shaws’ help us to dive into the topic of #pythonicparenti…
 
How is the role of the technical writer evolving? It seems we're moving away from writing and more towards other roles, such as reviewer/convener, user champion, editor, publisher, and promoter. However, it's difficult to gauge change, especially across different job categories. In some scenarios, writing might never have been why we were hired.…
 
How can users shape and influence the documentation you're producing? In this podcast, I chat with Nupoor Ranade, PhD candidate at North Carolina State University, about how the roles of technical writers are changing. Instead of writers authoring content for passive users, users are actively directing and shaping the knowledge that writers produce…
 
Dr. Lehua Ledbetter talks about how beauty YouTubers from marginalized communities expand our definitions of procedural discourse and success in technical communication. She shares insight from her work, including "Tactical Technical Communication in Communities: Legitimizing Community-Created User-Generated Instructions," written with Dr. Avery Ed…
 
With our campus closed due to COVID-19 and distance learning in full swing, Kelly and Sean discuss the brighter side of all these sudden changes to education. The sudden shift to distance learning for much of the world has introduced more than a few challenges, but many opportunities arise as well. Kelly and Sean talk about the importance of using …
 
Kelly and Sean stream their show on Twitch as the world moves to quarantines and distance learning. What does this mean for teaching and coding? Learn about the things we took home from our classroom and how we are planning to teach in this new COVID-19 quarantined world. Support Teaching Python Links: Lightform LF2: The AR projector — It’s a proje…
 
We look at the importance of communication in leadership. We look at how communication needs to adapt to different contexts. Note: This recording was made before the Coronavirus crisis was fully appreciated. ----- More information Cherryleaf - for technical communication that keeps customers. Cherryleaf newsletter To contact Cherryleaf: info@cherry…
 
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