Conference Programme TCUK 2016

For a trip down memory lane, you can view the conference programme for TCUK 2016 on this page or download a PDF version.

An asterisk (*) indicates that the workshop or presentation was part of the special focus track: From Novice to Expert – Writing Your Career Path as a Technical Communicator.

Slides or links to slides from the 2016 conference are available at TCUK16 presentations.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Time Conference Room 1 Conference Room 2 Robinson Room
09:30 – 12:30 Using evidence and data to have tricky conversations *
Sarah Richards
System safety and the Technical Author *
Graeme Dowdell
From Paperweight to Conversation Piece: Building a Portfolio You Love (and Love to Talk About) *
Chris Hester
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 Be the Captain of Your Career *
Chris Hester
How to Write a Case Study *
Alison Reeves
Mobilize Your Content: Create EPUBs and Kindle Books
Toni Ressaire
16:30 – 19:00 Vendor Exhibition and time for TCUK Fringe Events
19:00 – 21:00 Informal Dinner

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Time Conference Room 1 Conference Room 2 Robinson Room
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome from Derek Cooper, TCUK 2016 Conference Chair
09:10 – 09:50 Keynote: From bit-of-a-scaredy-cat to banning words for the UK government – Sarah Richards
9:50 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:50 And… Action! How to get started with creating instructional videos on a budget *
Leanne Visser
How Agile is your Parachute? Or, is there life beyond Concepts, Tasks, and References? *
David Farbey
DevOps documentation: Manage documentation in a shared ownership environment
George Lewis
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:50 Moving into API documentation writing *
Ellis Pratt
From Technical Communicator to Instructional Designer *
Sean Marlow and Sally Haywood
Adding strings to your bow: branching out into usability design and content strategy *
Cristina Belli & Maja Engel
11:50 – 13:40 Lunch
12:50 – 13:40 ISTC AGM – All are welcome to attend, though only eligible ISTC Members can vote
13:40 -14:20 How German Manufacturers Create Technical Documentation with ST4 DocuManager
Joerg Ploeger
Where do tech comms managers come from? *
Erin Vang
What do viewers want from videos? Updated Research and Findings
Troy Stein
14:20 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:20 Technical Writing and Instructional Design: A great confluence!
Madhu G
Advanced interrogation techniques: Extracting information from engineers
Irit Arkin
What’s right for me, permanent or contract? *
Glyn Turk
15:20 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:20 Life on a Beermat Chris West
16:20 – 19:00 Vendor Exhibition and time for TCUK Fringe Events
From 19:00 Drinks Reception
Gala Dinner
Gala entertainment

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Time Conference Room 1 Conference Room 2 Robinson Room
08:45 – 09:25 Keynote: Let us Say “Yes” to Our Presence Together in Chaos! – Ray Gallon
09:25 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:25 Making Agile Work for YOU! *
John Garison
How intelligent information is going to change the world
Stefan Gentz
Strategist, Consultant, Trusted Advisor: Which Are You and Why Does It Matter? *
Rahel Bailie
10:25 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:25 A three-eighths Gripley by any other name (see also: terminology management for technical authors) *
Liz Gregory
Rockstars, not typists! Expanding your influence in tech organizations *
Erin Vang
Eliminating Support Tickets
Simon Anstey
11:25 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:25 Backspace to the future: plain text in the 21st Century
Raymond Gillespie
Can’t see it? Augment it! Creating and delivering content for Augmented Reality
Andrew Head
Asking the right questions for product management – knowledge management for an unstructured world *
Deborah Stevens & John Spenceley
12:25 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30- 14:10 It all started with BS-4884: the courses, colleagues, and copy that have characterised my 20-year career as a technical communicator
Darren Mitcham
Pushing Syrup through a Straw: When Content Exceeds Capacity
Rahel Anne Bailie
From what was, to what might be: Matching career and practice trajectories *
Adrian Warman
14:10 – 14:30 Break
14:30 -15:10 You’ve Got Style, Darlings
Chris Hester
What’s at Stake? – An introduction to stakeholder management and creating positive working relationships *
Tina Hoffmann
Mapping your path in tech comms: Surviving the early years
Louise Fahey
15:10 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:10 Keynote Speakers Closing Panel
16:10 – 16:30 Raffles, Thank yous, and Conference Close
Derek Cooper TCUK 2016 Conference Chair