HI-TECH PROFESSIONALS SEEK TO BEAT THE BAD ECONOMY BY NETWORKING AND EXPANDING THEIR SKILLS
Techshoret Third Annual Technical Writers Conference
February 26 in Jerusalem International Convention Center
Israel’s technical writers, like much of the world, are facing difficult economic times. Hoping to gain the competitive edge, learn about new directions in the industry and benefit from a unique networking experience, approximately 200 technical writers will gather in Jerusalem’s International Convention Center for the Third Annual Techshoret Communicators Conference (TCC). Featured sessions cover some of the hottest topics in the industry: Single-sourcing with DITA, Usability, Advanced Features in Microsoft Word 2007, Effective Training Materials, the Future of Technical Documentation and much more.
The economy and its growing negative impact will feature prominently in discussions during the sessions as well as in the large vendor area between sessions. One provocative session, Torah and Technology, is sure to challenge and inspire attendees while a session on Mind-Mapping is likely to offer new perspectives on information organization. Many large companies are again sponsoring attendance for their technical writers, graphic artists, documentation managers and specialists, confident they will gain added knowledge and return to work enriched with new and valuable information and contacts.
Speaking about last year’s conference, freelancer Shira Stepansky said “I can tell you that the conference really provided value for your money.” Technical writer Sarah Rosen, employed by a large Israeli telecommunications firm, agreed: “I enjoyed and learned a lot from each of the four sessions I attended and was sorry to miss out on others. The conference was a real sanity saver.”
Registration is still open and details are on the Web site: www.techshoret.com.
This year, the conference is again coordinated by WritePoint Ltd, a leading technical writing company located in Jerusalem, and is sponsored by a number of vendors and companies both here in Israel and abroad.