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How to Infiltrate a Hackathon in Iowa with Philip Kiely

How to Infiltrate a Hackathon in Iowa with Philip Kiely

February 16, 2021

This week we're speaking to Philip Kiely - author of 'Writing for Software Developers' - about being a first-time author, adventures in Budapest, and how to infiltrate a hackathon during a blizzard! 

Philip's website: https://philipkiely.com/

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A Fond Farewell (Yet Warm Welcome!)

A Fond Farewell (Yet Warm Welcome!)

January 3, 2021

The KnowledgeOwl crew joins longtime host Jacob Moses to discuss their acquisition of The Not-Boring Tech Writer podcast, including why Jacob started the podcast, how the podcast has evolved, and what listeners can expect for the future.

Skill #36: Creating Usability Tests for Your Organization

Skill #36: Creating Usability Tests for Your Organization

November 2, 2020

Mariana Moreira—Technical Writer at Zup Innovation and Community Manager at Brazil's budding tech writing community, Tech Writing BR—shares how you can begin creating usability tests for your organization.

Skill #35: Understanding Basic Design Principles

Skill #35: Understanding Basic Design Principles

September 29, 2020

Laci Kettavong—Marketing and Member Coordinator at Stoke—shares how you can understand basic design principles to improve your documentation.

Skill #34: Crowdsourcing Technical Communication

Skill #34: Crowdsourcing Technical Communication

February 27, 2020

Dr. Chris Lam—technical communication professor at the University of North Texas—discusses his newest platform, Crowdsource TPC, and how you can use it to find insights and resources to advance your career.

Skill #33: Getting Started with Open Data

Skill #33: Getting Started with Open Data

February 10, 2020

Open data advocates Jesse Hamner and Kyle Taylor how technical writers can use their skills to get plugged into the Open Data movement.

Skill #32: Understanding Translation and Localization

Skill #32: Understanding Translation and Localization

January 26, 2020

Mike McDermott—Director of Language Translations at MadTranslations—shares how organization can have a seamless, successful translation process, including how to research the right translation service, who to get involved in the research process, and how to create content optimized for translation. 

Skilll #31: Choosing the Right Knowledge Base Software for Your Organization

Skilll #31: Choosing the Right Knowledge Base Software for Your Organization

January 19, 2020

Kate Mueller—Support Sorceress and Cheese Monger at KnowledgeOwl reflects on her career to share the criterion you should consider as you choose the right knowledge base for your organization, including how to get started in your research, how to get company buy-in, and which essential features you should look for in a knowledge base. 

Skill #30: Landing a Tech Writing Internship

Skill #30: Landing a Tech Writing Internship

November 30, 2019

German tech writer Joachim reflects on his past six weeks in his tech writing internship to share skills and lessons learned to help prospective tech writers land a tech writing internship.

Skill #29: Understanding Your Reader (as a Whole)

Skill #29: Understanding Your Reader (as a Whole)

November 18, 2019

Alexander Yant shares how you can understand your readers as a whole, including why empathy is one of the most important aspects of audience analysis, how tech writers can boost their audience analysis skills, and how effective audience analysis can demonstrate your value as a tech writer.

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