A Techcomm Bestiary Summit14

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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.

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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, gatherer
    Cosimo 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 others

    Dolphin - 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.
  • ENFJ
    Dog - Guidance, protection, loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness, watchfulness
  • Whale - record keeper
  • A Techcomm Bestiary Summit14

    1. 1. A Techcomm Bestiary Ben Woelk
    2. 2. What’s a Bestiary? Bestiary.ca
    3. 3. Method to my Madness
    4. 4. Madness to my Method? http://intercom.stc.org/2014/03/technical-authoring-skills-map-at- red-gate-software/
    5. 5. Fraught with Peril
    6. 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. 7. The Editor http://curiousrambler.com/2012/10/14/pa lazzo-vecchio-sailing-tortoises-and-a-ufo/
    8. 8. The Consultant British Library, Harley MS 4751, Folio 47r
    9. 9. The Project Manager http://thegraphicsfairy.com/vintage-clip-art- french-dictionary-page-seashells/
    10. 10. The Documentation Team Member Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 47r
    11. 11. The Manager British Library, Royal MS 12 C. xix, Folio 6r
    12. 12. The Agile Expert
    13. 13. The Marcom Writer Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 33v
    14. 14. The Information Architect Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 29v
    15. 15. The Communication Specialist Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 60v
    16. 16. The Web Designer Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 130r
    17. 17. The Mentor Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4º, Folio 18r
    18. 18. The Content Curator
    19. 19. Disclaimer and Apologies • Any similarity to real techcomm practitioners is purely coincidental. • I really did think it was a clever idea. • Initially!
    20. 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.
    21. 21. Author • Shockproofing Your Use of Social Media (Your Guru Guides), available at Amazon

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