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0 0 A Review of the MadWorld ConferenceI recently gave a presentation to the STC San Diego chapter and WTD San Diego group called "Swagger UI and the OpenAPI specification" (February 13, 2018). You can view a recording of the presentation, browse the slides, and listen to the audio here. You can watch two versions of the video. If...  

0 0 New Simplifying Complexity article on shaping information into familiar schemas, especially storyIn case you haven't been following previous posts, I have a microsite called Simplifying Complexity where I'm exploring various approaches for making complex information more usable and consumable. This microsite contains longer, more in-depth articles following a specific theme. My latest...  

0 0 Polyvore – An Unprofessional Take Over Sandra's Closet I had visited the team many years ago in the San Francisco area and was amazed by their innovative team spirit. Actually, POLYVORE made me start my blog. I joined the site around 11 years ago and was immediately hooked by it. You could share your fashion sense and even enter several contests....  

0 0 A Close Look at the New Goyard Minaudiere We even had trouble getting our hands on one to shoot for you, as the Minaudiere is exclusive to the following Goyard Boutiques: New York, Bal Harbour Shops, Rodeo Drive, San Francisco and Neiman Marcus Chicago Overall dimensions of the Goyard Minaudiere Bag are 6.5" L x 4.25" W x 2" D. The...  

0 0 What can we learn from the homogenous profiles in the Stack Overflow 2018 surveyStack Overflow recently published their 2018 survey, which included more than 100,000 developers. What surprised me most was the lack of diversity in the survey participants. The 2018 Stack Overflow results are available here. First, you might ask, what's relevant to documentation? The survey...  

0 0 The math game my daughter and her friend created with CodestersMy 13-year-old daughter and her classmate recently created a math game designed for fifth grade students learning variables. They used Codesters, which is a website that uses Python to let kids code directly in the browser in an easy-to-learn way. My daughter wanted to make learning math fun...  

0 0 Reduction, layering, and distillation as a strategy for simplicityNew article on Simplifying Complexity: Reduction, layering, and distillation as a strategy for simplicity I published a new article on Simplifying Complexity called Reduction, layering, and distillation as a strategy for simplicity. It's all about how reduction and distillation of information...  

0 0 Beauty moves outside the box If you missed the LA event, San Francisco and New York are coming up! Check them out on ipsygenbeauty.com.—Jody Miller, Correspondent  

0 0 WTD podcast episode 14: Humanizing your documentationIn the latest episode of the Write the Docs podcast, we chat with Carolyn Stransky, a journalist and JavaScript developer living in Berlin, about ways to humanize documentation. We discuss dilemmas with transparency in docs (the balance between honesty and negativity), ways to avoid gendered...  

0 0 How To Choose The Right Fragrance For The Occasion Unless being interviewed by Google in an airy San Francisco office, you'll likely be crammed into a cubbyhole of a meeting room, which means that overdoing it with the eau de toilette could gas everyone in the room. A scent that's clean and subtle should be your olfactory weapon of...  

0 0 New article in Simplifying Complexity -- Ensuring information harmony in the larger documentation landscape I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. Topics I write about on this blog include the following technical communication topics: Swagger, agile, trends, learning, plain language, quick reference guides, tech comm careers, and certificate programs. I'm...  

0 0 Recording of STC San Francisco presentation: Beyond mere endpoint reference — the overlooked content in API documentation API documentation also includes how-to topics, tutorials, and other conceptual information. In this presentation, we'll dive into the non-reference content that is typically found in API documentation. Some of these non-reference sections include the following: Here's a little more detail...  

0 0 Recording of Docs-as-code tools and workflows presentationI recently gave presentation to the Rocky Mountain STC on "Docs-as-code workflows and tools" on March 9, 2018. The docs-as-code approach is most common in the developer doc space. In this presentation, I explore the upsides and downsides of treating documentation as software code, and what...  

0 0 Guest post: The story behind DocToolHub, a site for finding tech comm toolsLast week I ran across an interesting site called DocToolHub that classifies hundreds of tech comm authoring and publishing tools. When I shared the link on Twitter, it received 38 favorites and 16 retweets, so I assume many others found the site useful as well. I decided to follow up with...  

0 0 The Complete Beginner's Guide To Every Kanye West x adidas Release Currently, app launch zones include the following select cities: Berlin, London, Milan, Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Long Island, North New Jersey, Orange County, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. After signing up for the launch of a specific sneaker,...  

0 0 Perspectives on tech comm from the VP Candidates — Q&A with Pam BrewerWith the beginning of the 2018 STC elections, I decided to ask the Vice President candidates a few questions to get to know their perspectives on tech comm. The elected VP automatically transitions into the president role the following year after election, so it's an important voting decision....  

0 0 New Simplifying complexity tutorial: Discoverability through metadataPreviously, I explored the use of embedded maps to help guide users through larger processes. But all the maps I showed were linear maps. What about maps for non-linear, complex systems? In the Simplifying Complexity section of my site, I added a new tutorial for navigating through more...  

0 0 Two open-ended surveys to gauge practitioner/academic attitudesIn my 2018 trends post, I mentioned that I plan to give some attention to TC academic/practitioner attitudes, opportunities, and interactions. I have a larger project in mind that involves changing attitudes, which I'll expand on in the future. However, for now I need a baseline starting point...  

0 0 Recording of OpenAPI and Swagger presentation (for STC and WTD San Diego)I recently gave a presentation to the STC San Diego chapter and WTD San Diego group called "Swagger UI and the OpenAPI specification" (February 13, 2018). You can view a recording of the presentation, browse the slides, and listen to the audio here. You can watch two versions of the video. If...  

0 0 Olivela, The Next Generation of Philanthropic Retail, Launches Beauty(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) FEBRUARY 2, 2018. Olivela, the next generation of philanthropic retail, expands into the beauty category with the launch of a curated selection of makeup, fragrance and nail polish from luxury brands including Acqua di Parma, By Terry, Christian Louboutin Beauté, Eve Lom,...  

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