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  1. 3rd APCOMTEC meeting in Aveiro

    Fri 23 May 2014

    In Blog.

    tags: TWL

    Four people shared a car from Lisbon to Aveiro in order to attend the third technical communication meeting by APCOMTEC, the Portuguese association of Technical Writers. In particular, I had the company of Maria Spínola, Laura Barros, and Carlos Costa.

    Everyone agreed that getting out of bed early enough to ...

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  2. 20 Years of Technical Writing at Altitude Software

    Presentations by local technical writers have shown a surprising diversity of writing and content governance scenarios on mature software companies. Mature companies have unique business problems that require unique technical and human solutions.

    On Altitude Software, writers struggle to control the complexity created by the organic growth of a mature ...

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  3. Practitioners and academia at ISDOC'2014

    Sat 17 May 2014

    In Blog.

    tags: TWL

    ISDOC‘2014 (Information Systems and Design of Communication) benefited from crossing the growing traditions of EuroSIGDOC conferences in Lisbon and informal practitioner meetings in Lisbon. Everyone involved was important.

    There was a warm atmosphere at the conference this year that contrasted with the contemplative mood typical in previous years. This ...

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  4. Technical Writers @ Lisbon (March-2014, informal)

    Tue 11 March 2014

    In Blog.

    tags: TWL

    Four people attended the informal meeting: Daniel Bofill, Laura Barros, Carlos Costa, and myself. We met at 18h30, and left at 22h15.

    First we talked about structured writing and about upcoming conferences, namely TCUK’2014 (16–18 September, in Brighton, UK) and UX-Lx (4-6 June, in Lisbon).

    Then we talked ...

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  5. Technical Writers @ Lisbon (November-2013, informal)

    Wed 27 November 2013

    In Blog.

    tags: TWL

    13 persons met for two hours of friendly conversations.

    The group started gathering outside but, by 19h30, it was too cold to stay outside. As the six of us were about to occupy two small tables in the corner, more people started to arrive, and the employees quickly set up ...

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  6. Technical Writers @ Lisbon (October-2013)

    Sat 26 October 2013

    In Blog.

    tags: TWL

    We had just 11 registrations, including organizers and speakers, but we also expected about 15 students of MOSS (Masters on Open Source Software) to attend. For personal reasons, several past participants informed us that they would not be able to attend.

    24 persons attended the meetup, including 14 MOSS students ...

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  7. Technical Writers @ Lisbon (September-2013, informal)

    Wed 25 September 2013

    In Blog.

    tags: TWL

    Eleven people attended the informal meeting at the terrace of Hotel Altis Avenida (and a few people noticed that there are other Altis Hotels in Lisbon).

    The meeting started shortly after 18h00, and the last four people left the hotel at 21h30.

    We just talked, together or in small groups ...

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