Letter from the President
Fun and learning all wrapped up in a bow
This year the STC Summit was in Atlanta. The Atlanta chapter members were gracious hosts, demonstrating that Southern hospitality is alive and well. They offered great promotional items at their Welcome table that was manned by their chapter president dressed as a peach.
There were loads of great seminars to attend, at least two “must-see” sessions for me per time slot. At the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) station while trying to figure out which way to exit for the hotel, I met a local writer who was presenting. He wasn’t connected to our Chapter, but has vowed to start attending our meetings. His presentation, Collaborative Single-source Development of Documentation and Training, was right in my wheelhouse. I learned a lot from his experience with the California Department of Corrections, and hope that he’ll consider presenting for our Chapter.
Networking is the BEST reason to attend the STC Summit. One of our student members who attended the Summit was contacted by several companies looking to expand their Tech Pubs departments. She even had an on-the-spot interview there. I wish her all the best in finding that perfect position. Look for her summary in our next newsletter.
For our May 22nd meeting<link>, Jill Elhonsali and I will present a summary of our 2013 Summit experiences. It’s mostly a networking meeting. Come and hear about our fun time, and meet your peers in the area. We look forward to seeing you there.