I just entered a contest to be a guest blogger for the Conference for Software User Assistance hosted by Writers UA in Memphis, TN in March! I’ve never been to a conference like this before and would absolutely love to go.
Just reading the session topics got this #techcomm nerd excited about the possibility of being chosen to go. Their main topics are: Content Strategy, Tools and Technologies (HTML5, CSS3, HATs, Adobe, DITA, and Mobile help), and Emerging Skills. I feel like I could learn so much from these industry experts. If picked, I would be interviewing them, attending the sessions, and blogging about it from the road.
I’m glad that tech writers and industry professionals get together like this to share ideas and engage in discussions. It helps everyone develop and improve their skills. College was the best time of my life, and I think it was mostly because of the constant learning, community, and engagement in focused subjects of interest. I thrive on it. I’m always researching new topics and looking for ways to improve myself both personally and professionally. Attending conferences like this one is a great way to do so.
I hope I get picked!
Follow up: I won! I’m going to the conference and will be covering it both on this blog and on the Tech Whirl website. Stay tuned for more info!