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My tongue-in-cheek Lightning Talk from Summit14. Our lightning talks are 20 slides in five minutes with each slide advanced automatically every 15 seconds.

My tongue-in-cheek Lightning Talk from Summit14. Our lightning talks are 20 slides in five minutes with each slide advanced automatically every 15 seconds.

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  • Apologies to Brian Harris at Red Gate Software
  • Someone will be unhappy with the beast chosen. Awkward animal symbolism. Doesn’t always match MBTI. Notice you weren’t given balls to throw at me this year!
  • Not the naked cherub!ISTJ (inspector)Builder, gathererCosimo Medici--Hasten slowly, perfect balance between speed and patience
  • Wisdom, truth, patience, darkness, a death messenger, divination, solitude, detachment, wisdom, change
  • INTJ
  • ESTJ, - industry, order, purity, soul,, messengers between worlds, secret wisdom. Community.
  • splendor, power, majesty, strength, courage, nobility
  • Speed, focus
  • ENTP, ESTP?Parrot, Peacock—talker, flare, flashy, confident, charismatic, charming
  • Ant - Group minded, perseverance, self-discipline, group effort, teamwork, industriousness, orderliness, virtue. Strength, stamina, honor.
  • ENTP—confident, likes to be with othersDolphin - Kindness, play, savior, guide, sea power, swift, intelligence, communication, breath control, awareness of tone.
  • Spider - Creative, pattern of life, connects the past with the future, creating possibilities.
  • ENFJDog - Guidance, protection, loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness, watchfulness
  • Whale - record keeper

A Techcomm Bestiary Summit14 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. A Techcomm Bestiary Ben Woelk
  • 2. What’s a Bestiary? Bestiary.ca
  • 3. Method to my Madness
  • 4. Madness to my Method? http://intercom.stc.org/2014/03/technical-authoring-skills-map- at-red-gate-software/
  • 5. Fraught with Peril
  • 6. What was I thinking? (aka, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here) http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/ima ges/divinecomedy_271.jpg
  • 7. The Editor http://curiousrambler.com/2012/10/14/pa lazzo-vecchio-sailing-tortoises-and-a-ufo/
  • 8. The Consultant British Library, Harley MS 4751, Folio 47r
  • 9. The Project Manager http://thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-clip- art-french-dictionary-page-seashells/
  • 10. The Documentation Team Member Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 47r
  • 11. The Manager British Library, Royal MS 12 C. xix, Folio 6
  • 12. The Agile Expert
  • 13. The Marcom Writer Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 33v
  • 14. The Information Architect Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 29v
  • 15. The Communication Specialist Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 60v
  • 16. The Web Designer Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 130
  • 17. The Mentor Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 18r
  • 18. The Content Curator
  • 19. Disclaimer and Apologies • Any similarity to real techcomm practitioners is purely coincidental. • I really did think it was a clever idea. • Initially!
  • 20. Contact Info and Discredits • Ben Woelk • @benwoelk • Ben.woelk@gmail.com • Benwoelk.com • I misused many sources in a way that was never imagined or intended by their creators.