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Leveraging Cognitive Science to Improve Structured Authoring

STC Eastern Ontario

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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STC Eastern Ontario members/volunteers 2d 10h 10m Free  
STC members 2d 10h 10m Free  
Students/unemployed 2d 10h 10m Free  
General admission 2d 10h 10m Free  
Shopify employees 2d 10h 10m Free  

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Have you ever wanted to know what information typing is and its significance for structured, topic-based authoring? Where did the terms, concept, task, and reference come from anyway? Decades of research and practice have shaped the tools and standards we often take for granted in the technical communication community. This session examines some of the relevant research behind structured authoring practices to reveal some of the fundamental concepts many of us may have been missing. It takes you through some of the history and science behind structured authoring to discuss many of the best practices writers at Precision Content employ.

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Rob Hanna
Chief Information Architect
Precision Content Authoring Solutions

Rob Hanna is a professional technical communicator and leading expert in structured XML  authoring, DITA and content management. Over the course of his career, Rob has consulted to or worked for several Fortune 500 companies.

In 2014, Rob was awarded the rank of Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and earned the Enterprise Content Management Specialist (ECMs) designation from AIIM. Rob earned his certification from Information Mapping International as an Information Mapping® Certified Consultant™ (IMCC) in 2013 and holds a certification from AIIM as a Certified Information Professional (CIP).

Rob is the President and Chief Information Architect at Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc. (formerly Ascan Information Architects Limited) in Mississauga, Canada.

Rob is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee working on the Technical Documentation Subcommittee. He is an executive member of AIIM’s First Canadian Chapter. He has served as a national director for the STC and as the vice-chairman for the STC Certification Commission.

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Shopify (Cody's Cafe)
150 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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