Conference Programme TCUK 2017

For a trip down memory lane, you can view the conference programme for TCUK 2017 on this page or download the TCUK17 Conference Programme as a PDF.

Slides from the 2017 conference are available at TCUK 2017 Presentations.

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)