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Intelligent Content 2013

This year marks the 5th year that Ann Rockley has hosted the Intelligent Content Conference (ICC), this time in San Francisco right near Chinatown.  I was lucky in that I got to attend once again with my Tucson buddy, Dirk Arnold. It was a ton of fun – and I definitely (as always) learned a lot.

Here’s the opening welcome session from Ann Rockley and Scott Abel:

But to really get a feel for the event and the speakers and the content, check out the Intelligent Content Conference YouTube channel.  There you’ll find recordings of the sessions, interviews with attendees, and links to videos from other Intelligent Content events.


Too busy writing to write?

I call myself a writer, and most of the time, that’s what I do. I started this blog (almost five years ago!) specifically as a place to store things I’ve written. The last few months, though, have been crazy-busy, and while that’s good news for my resume and for my bank account, it hasn’t been… Continue Reading

Firefox Book Sprint: From Zero to Book in Two Days

Here’s big news from Scott Abel, the Content Wrangler. It looks like a fun project! You are invited to join the Documentation and Training West Conference as a writer in the Firefox BookSprint. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be physically at the conference to participate. You can work remotely, via internet, email and telephone.… Continue Reading

Fantastic in word and image

This past weekend, I attended a writer’s workshop sponsored by the Pima County public library. I’ve always been impressed with the services this library provides, including a wide variety of online databases that I can access with just my library card account number. This workshop was one of a three-part series called “The Fantastic in… Continue Reading

Other blogs I follow, 2008 edition

I read a lot of other blogs, and usually find that my colleagues create timely, informative posts in many ways better than I could possibly write. It’s a great way of keeping up with news in the industry and in areas that maybe aren’t specifically related to technical communications but that I really enjoy. Back… Continue Reading

Book for my mom

I just got back from a family trip to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where we surprised my Mom by having all her daughters, their husbands, and their children show up in the same place. This was actually much harder than it sounds, since we live in five different states and have children ages 6 to 18,… Continue Reading

Virtual Teams book still making news

A recent story in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle talks about the challenges of managing virtual teams, and mentions recommends the book that I co-wrote with Kit Brown and Char James-Tanny last year, “Managing Virtual Teams: Getting the Most from Wikis, Blogs, and Other Collaborative Tools”. It’s great to know that this book is staying… Continue Reading

Review of our book

The February issue of the quarterly “Technical Communication” journal (from STC) includes a lot of great articles, but my favorite has to be the review of the book I wrote with Kit Brown and Char James-Tanny, Managing Virtual Teams. STC Fellow Mark Hanigan wrote: …this book provides much more than its main title implies. Absolutely,… Continue Reading