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Monday, March 27 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Helping Mali Kids Gain STEM Knowledge and Work in Open Source AGILE? Welcome to Technical Writers without Borders!

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Tech Writers without Borders (TWWB) is looking to build a global community of technical communicators interested in helping charities, humanitarian organisations and other non-profits around the world to improve the quality of their documentation and training resources. TWWB first partnered with iNERDE, a US-based non-profit that provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education camps in African countries. TWWB created an online learning portal to help iNERDE's local teachers and assistants ans so much more. In this session, you will learn more about TWWB's work with iNERDE and the Agile tools and methods the team implemented to facilitate collaboration between volunteer teams from around the world. You’ll see video testimonials from iNERDE and see how to use your technical communication skills to make a real difference in the lives of others, while boosting your own personal and professional development. If you're really lucky, you might even learn how to build some really cool stuff like a marshmallow catapult!

Speakers
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Johanne Lavallée

Senior technical writer, Signalisation Ver-Mac
Celebrating 20 years as a technical communicator in March, Johanne Lavallée has been working in R&D and using most authoring tools to elaborate users, parts, maintenance, installation manuals and guides for software, hardware, and mechanical products of all kinds. She spoke at LavaCon2015 and Spectrum 2016 and voluteers for Tech Writers without Borders and co-leads Quebec City’s Technolgical Park’s Technical Writers Club.



Monday March 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
2120 Rochester Institute of Technology (Louise Slaughter Hall - 078)

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