TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for May 9, 2014

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for May 9, 2014
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 12:44:52 -0400

Busy, busy week in the worlds of content and technical communication.
Between conferences (WriteTheDocs and ConFab Minnesota), lively discussions
on the changes/future of technical writing, and a few great articles here
on TechWhirl, thereâs lots to keep you occupied well into the weekend. Take
advantage of our latest template on help topics, learn some more about when
to head for DITA, and vote in our latest poll concerning transferable
skills. And see what other folks are talking about on the web with our Tech
Writer This Week curation on Storify.



The TechWhirl email discussion list and community forums have been
particularly busy this week, which could mean that folks are hard at work
facing a few challenges, or just need a break from the conference grind.
Either way, lots of debate on tools, templates, approaches, and career
outlooks. Register for the
forum<http://community.techwhirl.com/entry/register?Target=categories>or
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Have a great weekend!

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on http://TechWhirl.com <http://techwhirl.com/>*
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- Tech Writer This Week May 8, 2014 | http://bit.ly/QhHSRc
- Who Adopts DITA? And Who Shouldnât Try?, by Jacquie Samuels |
http://bit.ly/1jdKsUe
- Help Content (Topics) Template, by Jill Parman | http://bit.ly/1qak7ez
- Transferring Skills Between Tech Comm and CXM (poll) |
http://bit.ly/1j2jQW7

*Technical Communication news on http://TechWhirl.com/news
<http://techwhirl.com/news>:*


- Doc-To-Help Introduces Tech Commâs First Free Cloud Documentation
Hosting Solution | http://ow.ly/2Grtyl
- Sitecore Launches the Sitecore Experience Platformâ to Leverage
Customer Data | http://ow.ly/2GfWN0

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Sponsored Posts

- MadCap: Customer Sample Showcase:
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- Adobe Systems: Adobe Tech Comm products continue to be available via
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- EasyDITA: Answering your questions about
search<http://easydita.com/answering-your-questions-about-search/>

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We want to send a very special âthank youâ to our sponsors for their
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*Gold: *ComponentOne Software <http://bit.ly/doc-to-help>, Madcap
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*Silver*: Vancouver Island University <http://pr.viu.ca/techcomm/>,
easyDITA<http://easydita.com/>

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