Webinars & Podcasts
Episode 1: JoAnn Hackos
We are proud to unveil the first episode of the TCAB podcast! In this episode, we interview Dr. JoAnn Hackos who has an extensive history in technical communication. JoAnn talks about how she began her career, her involvement with international standards, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), and more! If you would like to contact Dr. Hackos you can connect with her on LinkedIn or email her email@example.com.
Episode 2: Teeghan Herrian
In the second edition of the Technical Communication Podcast, we interview Teeghan Herian, technical content management supervisor at 3M. Teeghan discusses content management, 3M's company culture, and what she looks for when she is hiring someone at 3M. If you would like to connect with Teeghan, you can look for her on LinkedIn.
Kari Gordon and Jim Hall: Usability
March 14, 2019 [watch recording]
Kari Gordon, a manager at MEDITECH and 2005 BS alumna in scientific and technical communicaiton, has worked with online help writing, software documentation, usability testing, user experience design, software testing, project coordination, and management. Jim Hall is the chief information officer for Ramsey County. He graduated from the University of Minnesota MS program in scientific & technical communication in 2014.
Janel Anderson and Sam Racine: Global Virtual Teams
February 28, 2019 [watch recording]
Dr. Janel Anderson is the founder of Working Conversations, LLC, a company that helps organizations communicate more effectively so they can collaborate better, be more innovative, and get work done faster. Sam Racine is a Global Proposal Manager for Unisys, leading the creation and delivery of compelling business tenders and client presentations.
Scott Kubie: How to Write for Design-Based Projects
November 26, 2018 [watch recording]
Scott Kubie is Lead Content Strategist at Brain Traffic, an industry-leading content strategy agency in Minneapolis, and the author of Writing for Designers, presented a webinar about how to write for design-based projects – and why it’s not done already.
Jolene Rowan and Jacqui LaLiberte: Project Management
November 15, 2018 [watch recording]
Jolene Rowan, Chief Learning Officer and EVP of Solution Design and Development Ops with Dashe and Thomson and Jacqui LaLiberte, 2017 BS alumna in technical writing & communication and technical writer for Graco Inc., presented a webinar about Project Management.
Jerry Grohovsky: Job Searching
May 3rd, 2018 [watch recording]
Mr. Jerry Grohovsky, member of our Technical Communication Advisory Board and co-founder and president of JPG & Associates, Inc., a technical communication company based out of Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1993, shared his insight about finding a job in technical communication. He discussed career paths to consider, behavioral traits to develop, types of hiring options, and more.
Daphne Walmer: Content Management Systems
April 5th, 2018 [watch recording]
Ms. Daphne Walmer, member of our Technical Communication Advisory Board and a retired expert and consultant in medical device labeling and technical communications, will share her insight about content management systems for technical communicators. She will discuss content management tools, best practices, and recent trends in the industry.
Matt Brundage: Usability Testing
March 1st, 2018 [watch recording]
Mr. Matt Brundage, supervisor in development and usability testing at Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH), will share his insight about usability testing. He will discuss usability best practices, usability testing tools, and methods for analyzing usability data.
Matt Abe: Project Management
February 1st, 2018 [watch recording]
Matt Abe, member of our Technical Communication Advisory Board and senior analyst in knowledge management at MAXIMUS, will share insight about project management in technical communication. He will focus on the skills and knowledge needed to manage professionals in technical communication as a project manager.
JoAnn Hackos: Best Practices in Technical Communication
November 16, 2017 [watch recording]
For more than 30 years, Dr. JoAnn Hackos has addressed audiences internationally on subjects ranging from content management, effective interfaces and information, minimal information products and online and Web-based information, to managing the information design and development process. JoAnn is considered an expert in the fields of content management and information design, with some of her work in the fields being described as groundbreaking.