Conference Programme TCUK 2017


This is the conference programme for TCUK 2017. It is subject to change.

TCUK17 Conference Programme (PDF)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Time Royal Suite Highgrove Room Hampton & Windsor Room
09:30 – 12:30 Topic-­Based and Structured Authoring – Keeping It Simple

Neil Perlin

The fun side of technical communication

Derek Cooper & Sammi Lauesen

Live mentoring/what is technical communication?

Charlotte Claussen

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 Topic-based writing in the molecular world

Rahel Anne Bailie

How to stay on topic when on stage in a world where a 4 minute YouTube video is the standard in attention span

Marie-Laure Blanc

How to Create High-Quality Video Tutorials (the Easy Way)

Andrew Mills

16:30 – 19:00 Vendor Exhibition and time for TCUK Fringe Events
19:00 – 21:00 Informal Dinner

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Time Royal Suite Highgrove Room Hampton & Windsor Room
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome from Derek Cooper, TCUK 2017 Conference Chair
09:10 – 09:50 Topic-based Authoring – is it for me?
Mike Hamilton
(Royal Suite)
9:50 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:50 Going Modular: Turning Legacy Docs into User-Story-Based Content
Robert Kratky
Plunging into the waters of UX
Maja Engel
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Reorganizing your team for the new world
Wayne Brissette
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:50 We’re Going Mobile! Great! Wait… What Does That Mean?
Neil Perlin
Topic-Based Authoring Tools: Adapting to Organizational Evolution
Joanna Kusiak
Dealing with jargon and technical terms
Frances Gordon
11:50 – 13:40 Lunch
12:50 – 13:40 ISTC AGM (Royal Suite) – All are welcome to attend, though only eligible ISTC Members can vote
13:40 -14:20 Re-use Strategies for Topic-based Authoring
Matthew Ellison
Resistance is futile! How automation can improve your docs – and your life
Graeme West
Documentation as a self-service support
Ellis Pratt
14:20 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:20 Give your content wings – How to improve your documentation skills
Jörg Plöger
The Glossary is Dead, Long Live the Glossary!
Holli Hamilton
To Video, Or Not To Be – That Is The Question
Eran (Yuri) Kolber
15:20 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:20 Optimizing API documentation: What we can learn from developers
Michael Meng & Stephanie Steinhardt
(Royal Suite)
16:20 – 19:00 Vendor Exhibition and time for TCUK Fringe Events
From 19:00 Drinks Reception
Gala Dinner in the Royal Suite sponsored by Imprimatur Limited
Gala Dinner wine sponsored by TWi

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Time Royal Suite Highgrove Room Hampton & Windsor Room
08:45 – 09:25 Why topic-based writing and plain language need each other
Frances Gordon
(Royal Suite)
09:25 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:25 Best Practices of Documentation Migration Projects
Eran (Yuri) Kolber
What I wish I’d known before doing user research for the first time
Jen Lambourne
It’s in the Game – The art of Creating a Helpful Video Game Guide
Andrew Mills
10:25 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:25 The Convergence of Marketing and Technical Communication
Stefan Gentz
Driving DITA off the map
Jang F.M. Graat
The Future of Mobile Learning
Danielle M. Villegas
11:25 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:25 Surviving the agile enterprise: case study from the trenches
Karen Mardahl
Effects of visual signalling in screenshots: an eye tracking study
Michael Meng
Mechanical engineering and Industry 4.0 documentation
Thomas Schubert & Angela Peter
12:25 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30- 14:10 Five Cascading Style Sheet Techniques That Every Technical Writer Should Know
Mike Hamilton
Audience Analysis: A smart way to understand our customers
Praveena Sabarish
How to win friends as a technical author, and influence development of software
Mark Dennett
14:10 – 14:30 Break
14:30 -15:10 Topics for teenagers
Alison Turner
Creating content and output for mobile and embedded devices
Phil Lane
Creating Integrated API Documentation Experiences for Users
Chris Smith & Rob Woodgate
15:10 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:10 There must be a better way!
Alison Peck
Automatic Documentation for Software
Andrew McFarland Campbell
Our way is not the only way – a reuse and single sourcing model
John Lee
16:10 – 16:20 Short Break
16:20 – 16:40 Raffles, Thank yous, and Conference Close
Derek Cooper TCUK 2017 Conference Chair
(Royal Suite)