Category Archives: Content Strategy

Be like Thomas Pynchon with Pawel Kowaluk – Content Content episode 16

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.

Pawel Kowaluk
Episode 16 guest Pawel Kowaluk

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Machine learning and units of measurement can affect your content

“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.

Google Now's results for blanching broccoli. The audio interface left out the inch mark
Google Now’s results for blanching broccoli. The audio interface left out the inch mark

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Are content professionals represented at hackathons?

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.

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Users or people with Jack Molisani – Content Content episode 15

Jack Molisani, president of ProSpring Staffing and Executive Director of The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference talks about technical communication hiring, rebranding, content strategy, and how he’s seized opportunities his entire career.

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Episode 15 guest Jack Molisani
Episode 15 guest Jack Molisani

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Architecting your business card information

At the end of a very long 2016, I scanned all of the business cards I collected from meetups and conferences. It was quite a pile! While scanning them into Evernote for safe-keeping, a few information architecture issues became apparent.

This is how Evernote displays saved business card information
This is how Evernote displays scanned/photographed business card information

Business cards are no longer just a way to creatively and memorably share our contact information. They’re also another data point that can be scanned, shared, analyzed, and retained in various ways. Continue reading Architecting your business card information