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Subject:Re: Is the STC worth it? From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> Date:Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:29:48 -0800
For me, the job is 90% about learning things, and a fair portion of
the things I have to learn are professional development. Either I have
to find and learn a new tool to do something new, or I have to
document a new technology that will be useful again in the future.
The one bit of professional development I got through the STC was in I
think the mid-90s, in the basement of the old London Wine Bar in SF,
when they got someone to give a presentation on undocumented internals
of WebWorks or RoboHelp. But today I could find that sort of thing on
the web without leaving my desk.
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:47 AM, Mike McCallister
<mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:
> * Professionals need professional organizations. If for no other reason than professional development. As long as tech writers/communicators continue to complain about co-workers lacking respect for what we do, we need an organization that will fight for respect (STC doesn't do enough of that, IMHO, but that's a result of me being in a minority in the organization).
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