TCUK18 Speaker Rhyne Armstrong – It’s Called Technical Communication for a Reason

Rhyne Armstrong will be giving a presentation at TCUK18 entitled “It’s Called Technical Communication for a Reason”.

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You are at the point where creating structured content is second nature. You can design a crisp clean UI and conduct textbook usability sessions without breaking a sweat. You can even design a chatbot so users never know they are not typing with a human. Are those skills and that knowledge enough to get you to the next level in your career? Is how to create technical communication more important than why? Is our pursuit of perfectly authored content hurting our audience?

We are technical communicators for a reason, and it is time for us to regain our focus on the technology we support.

In this session, we will discuss the importance of technical knowledge, find out how to gain technical knowledge and skills without going back to school, and learn tips you can use to land your next job, without worrying about moving into a new industry.

About Rhyne Armstrong

Rhyne Armstrong is the Stealthwatch Documentation Manager for Cisco System, inc. in the Security Business Unit, and an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. In his 25 years in the technical communication world, Rhyne has worked as a writer, strategist, and manager, and has held the job titles of Director of Communications, User Experience Manager, and Director of Evangelism. Today, he oversees the creation and delivery of product documentation, and leads a group of engineers tasked with conducting customer site visits.

Rhyne enjoys public speaking, and has presented to conferences and organizations in the United States, Central America, and Europe. He enjoys meeting new people, and helping others get plugged in to the global technical communication professional network. He is a soccer (football) fanatic and is a fan of Arsenal F.C. in the English Premier League, and a founding member of the Atlanta United Football Club in Major League Soccer.

Rhyne lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and works hard to juggle his day job with his other role as a soccer/ballet/gymnastics/robotics dad. He has four human kids, and five furred ones.