Ellis will be speaking at a number of conferences in 2017, including:
Content Strategy Applied
- Crossing the Divide between Technical Communication and Content Strategy at Datomia
- 9th-10th February, 2017
- API documentation writing – The undiscovered country
- 8th-9th June, 2017
If you’re going to attend either of these events, we look forward to seeing you there.
Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will be speaking again at MadCap Software’s conference on technical communication and content strategy conference. MadWorld 2016 will be held between the 10th and 12th April 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, in San Diego, California.
Cherryleaf’s Ellis Pratt will be speaking at Technical Communication UK 2015, which will be held between 29th September and 1st October 2015, in Glasgow. Ellis will be speaking twice, about:
- Creating an academic course in technical communication, and
- Help in the User Interface – a case study in first user interaction and embedded Help formats.
If you’re planning to attend the conference, we look forward to see you there.
Once again, I enjoyed immensely Madcap Software’s MadWorld conference in San Diego.
This was Madcap’s second annual conference, building on the success of MadWorld 2013.
Ellis will be in San Diego next week, speaking at Madcap Software’s MadWorld 2014 conference. If you’re going to the conference, be sure to say hello.
Madcap makes a big thing about the conference cookies, so any questions in Ellis’ conference sessions will be rewarded with biscuits or British sweets.
You can follow the conference on Twitter via the #madworld2014 hashtag.
We will be presenting “Planning user documentation when you are a startup business” at the Technical Communication UK conference in September.
We’ll look at how to plan a user documentation project when you’re working for a startup technology company. Working in this environment gives you the opportunity to work “from a clean sheet,” but it also has its own challenges of working in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
We’ll look at the issues around planning user documentation and the additional considerations when you are a startup. Your budget may be limited and the product or service in development may be constantly changing, so how should you work in this situation? What should you be developing, and what is the value of user documentation for a startup?
We will cover:
- What is different about working for a startup
- Lean startup strategies
- The value of user documentation for a startup and why should you provide it
- How to document in this environment
- What you should document
- What you should measure?
- What to do when budgets are limited
- What to do when there is no clear audience
For more information, see Technical Communication UK conference.
MadCap Software hosted their first ever conference, MadWorld 2013, last week, which I attended as an invited speaker. Here are my initial thoughts and reflections on the second day.
MadCap Software hosted their first ever conference, MadWorld 2013, last week, which I attended as an invited speaker. Here are my initial thoughts and reflections on the first day of the event.