Timothy Esposito is a principal technical writer for Oracle, and current STC Philadelphia Metro chapter President. We talk about a career of service, Y2k, what it takes to run a successful volunteer organization, hiking, and, of course, beer. Tim is also an STC Associate Fellow.
Allie Proff works for freaking Boeing. We discuss emotive analytics, technical storytelling, technology as a tool for good and bad, and a meta podcast moment.
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Pawel Kowaluk, a technical writer, self-proclaimed DITA geek, and recruiter, joins us from Krakow, Poland. He talks about the rise of technical communication in Poland, starting a conference, and how to balance a team when hiring.
Note: After recording, we became aware that Pawel left the Soap! Conference team after one year. To further clarify, Pawel did not have a role in the formation of MeetContent, though he is an active member of the community. Content Content regrets any confusion or offense to those involved.
In this episode
“OK, Google, how long does it take to blanch broccoli?”
“For florets that are approximately 1 1/2 across, cook for about three minutes”
Google’s voice AI ignored the inch mark. As I was breaking up my broccoli for lunch, I looked on my phone’s screen and confirmed the inch marker was there.
My wife recently attended a weekend-long hackathon. I noticed that no one at the competition was a content strategist or content professional. Why not?
What’s a hackathon?
A hackathon is a competition where teams compete to create the best version of the concept that they can.