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Get out of the Kitchen!

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Session presented to STC Philadelphia chapter (September 2018) outlining why it's important to increase visibility and review options in order to be prepared for shifts in technical communication landscape.

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Get out of the Kitchen!

  1. 1. Get Out of the Kitchen! STC-PMC Chapter Meeting Tredyffrin Township Library September 25, 2018 Presenter: Todd DeLuca (aka TechCommTodd)
  2. 2. ? Why am I Here ? Thinking about what’s next.
  3. 3. ? Why is this important ? Changes and trends are afoot! Are you prepared for your next move? DITA - Agile/Scrum - API - AI - Open Source
  4. 4. Recognition
  5. 5. Quality
  6. 6. Competition
  7. 7. Cost
  8. 8. ? How do you Prepare ?
  9. 9. ? How do you Respond ?
  10. 10. ! Consider Side Gigs ! How can you help others?
  11. 11. ? Are You Ready ? What’s your next step? For Tech Comm: • Where is the profession headed? • Where is the growth/opportunity For Yourself: • How secure is your position? • Do you have in-demand skills? • Are your skills easily transferred? • How do you compare and compete?
  12. 12. About the Speaker • Master Degree in Tech Comm • Technical Communicator for 15+ Years (Software Development) • Lead team of Tech Writers • Active STC Volunteer - Director & Presenter - Past Chapter President (Philadelphia Metro) @TechCommTodd TechCommTodd@gmail.com

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