Alan J. Porter, Head of Strategic Services Practice at [A], talks to Ed Marsh about why tech writers are now content engineers, why metadata is important, what it’s like to document massive hardware, and more.
Alan is also an accomplished author and critic of comics, pop culture, sci-fi, and more.
Keith Schengili-Roberts, market researcher and DITA Evangelist for IXIASOFT, and Ed Marsh discuss the old days of HTML, Archie, Veronica, fax software, and more. We also talk about what the hell a DITA evangelist does.
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.
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.