12 April, 2021

Evolution of Technical Communication – the conference that each year attracts hundreds of software authors, information developers, technical editors and translators from the IT sector, will be held in a new digital format between 9 and 11 June. The new format will enable people from all over the world to attend and participate.

Tickets are already on sale on the event’s website, and prices for early registration will be valid until May 12. The organizers of Tekom Europe have provided discounts for its members, including those of its Bulgarian division – Tekom Bulgaria. They will be able to take advantage of tickets worth 85 euros. Each ticket will include the opportunity to attend all sessions, actively participate through chat features, participate in workshops, and access recordings from all sessions.

The main topic of the conference will be Innovations in Software Documentation and in particular:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • API documentation
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Smart content
  • UX writing
  • SEO
  • Metadata / taxonomy
  • Information modelling
  • Script-based writing
  • Software services and support (machine operations, updates, etc.)
  • Career development

    Rayona McNamara

Evolution of Technical Communication will be opened by Rayona McNamara, an expert with nearly 15 years of experience at Google and a Documentation Manager at Google Cloud. Prior to that, she used to manage the company’s open-source documentation strategy and led the team that developed Google’s internal engineering documentation platform, used by more than 20,000 projects and supported Google’s webmaster tools (now the Search Console). Prior to Google, she was a product manager at Amazon and worked for ten years at Microsoft as an Encarta editor and technical documentation author. Rayona said:

“I am very happy to be part of this unique conference and to be able to meet and learn something from the great community that has formed here in recent years. I am very excited about this new digital format in the field of technical documentation, which will help spread our ideas and knowledge to a wider and more diverse audience”

Other speakers will include Anton Bohlen, Matt Raynor, Shavindri Disanajake and Renate Kempf. They will cover topics such as “Creating Successful Users: Tactics and Experiments in Software Onboarding”, “The Pains of Composition: How to Write Your Best Documentation in a Collaborative World” and “High-quality and Consistent Content Using Docs-as-Code Tools” and Processes.”

Workshops will be led by long-time participants in the conference, such as Ekaterina Mitova and Dimitar Simov with “Best Practices for Building Taxonomies“, as well as new faces, including Maryland Sarah from Google with “Improv [e] your Communication, Storytelling, and Collaboration Skills”.

Information about the other sessions, workshops and speakers can be found on the event page. According to Michael Fritz, CEO of Tekom Europe:

“It is great that despite everything that happened last year, our community will be able to come together, exchange ideas and have fun in a safe and responsible way. It will be great to be able to meet old friends again, but also to make new ones. The new digital format will be a great background for discussing our main topic – Innovation, and I’m sure there will be a lot to learn and discuss. “

The latest edition of Evolution of TC attracted a record number of guests from 16 countries.

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