Category Archives: Technical Writing

The price is right with Tim Esposito – Content Content podcast episode 20

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.

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Timothy Esposito, Content Content podcast episode 20 guest

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Same mess different tools with Liz Fraley – Content Content episode 19

Elizabeth Fraley runs Single-Sourcing Solutions in Sunnyvale, Ca. We geek out about the history of structured authoring, how her opinions have changed in 17 years of technical writing, and how many books a year are too many to read.

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Liz Fraley, Content Content episode 19 guest
Liz Fraley, Content Content episode 19 guest

Single Sourcing social media and public projects
TC Camp
TC Dojo
Liz’s books
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Emo analytics with Allie Proff – Content Content episode 17

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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Allie Proff, Content Content podcast episode 17 guest
Allie Proff, Content Content podcast episode 17 guest

Allie on Twitter

Allie’s technical writing twitter

Allie on LinkedIn

 

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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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