Monday, November 17, 2008
Susan told us about some of the interesting initiatives STC is pursuing this year. She also gave an update on STC's efforts to revisit the current definition of "technical writer" used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Good conversations, all round. Thank you again, Susan, for stopping by to talk shop with us.
Be sure to check out the Winter 2009 issue of Byline for more about Susan's visit to Chicago.
(STC Exec. Dir. Susan Burton addresses members at the STC Chicago chapter meeting in November.)
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Zoe Spirra from STC Chicago will have a new painting in the show, and 25 other artists will be represented. You'll find the gallery on the 7th floor of the Fine Arts Building located at 410 South Michigan Avenue.
Beacon Street Gallery will have a reception from 5:00-08:00 and studios throughout the building will be open from 4:30-9:30.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
STC Chicago member Mike Tillmans donated the photo. He tells us it wasn't the easiest shot to get:
Despite my fear of heights, or because of it, my anniversary present this year was a helicopter ride over Chicago. This is a shot of the Shedd Aquarium as we were flying north along Lake Michigan at about 1200 feet. The picture is more remarkable if you consider it was a small (4-seat) helicopter with no doors, so I was wedged in the back seat with a 15 degree field of vision, holding on to a support and trying to take pictures.
Take the Global Transport Challenge, which begins on November 13, 2008.
Monday, November 10, 2008
World Usability Day was founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals' Association to ensure that services and products important to human life are easier to access and simpler to use. Each year, on the second Thursday of November, over 225 events are organized in over 40 countries around the world to raise awareness for the general public, and train professionals in the tools and issues central to good usability research, development and practice.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Communication is our 'bag', so to say, and Betsy is a recognized expert in passing technical expertise on to other experts.
Contact Jim Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about the workshop.