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WordPress Meetup Fun – 12 July in Copenhagen

Fresh baked rolls from Lisa and birthday pastries from Abelone set the usual cozy tone for the Danish WordPress meetup held in the lovely Advice Digital office, thanks to the wonderful RenĂ©. We had an agenda, but the main agenda is really “meet and ask your questions”. We had a round of introductions where attendees stated their problem or their skill set. After that, we could move around to help each other accordingly. We had a speaker scheduled, but when he was delayed, the power of “let’s just mingle and help each other out” came into effect. As usual, some were WordPress novices and some had never blogged previously – in other words, all levels of experience were present – and welcome! The Main Event – hacking the sandbox Tore Vesterby, our scheduled speaker, arrived and proceeded to dazzle with his tricks in the sandbox. The sandbox theme, to be…

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WordPress DK Meetup July 12 – Yay!

It’s time to stay indoors on a glorious day and geek out over WordPress. Yay! WordPress DK has the announcement and program, but you have to go to Upcoming to register. Don’t be shy if you are a non-Danish-speaking WordPress fan in the neighborhood that day. The announcement might be in Danish, but everyone can speak English. Blog, tweet, spread the word. These get-togethers are an excellent support for WordPress users. For those reading this from a location too far away to make attendance possible, have you considered starting your own meetup for your area? Saying it’s worth it is a bit of an understatement. Try it!

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Why does the world need technical communicators? (11 reasons)

That’s easy to answer. Ben Minson from Gryphon Mountain has a tidy list of the seven reasons your company needs a technical communicator. End Users Need Documentation Technical Communicators Look at the Product with a User Perspective Technical Communicators Help with Quality Assurance Having Quality Documentation Reflects Positively on Your Organization Documentation Provides a Record Documentation Saves on Support Costs Technical Writers Have a Versatile Skill Set He added four more reasons after posting the first seven. Technical Communicators’ Information Gathering Gets the Team to Think Critically Technical Communicators Are Specifically Trained Technical Communicators Lighten the Load Technical Communicators Can Provide Training and Support These are Ben’s 11 reasons in brief. Read the articles to learn the story behind each link. I like Ben’s reasons, but I wanted to test whether I could add my own – brief – interpretation to his reasons. End Users Need Documentation – Our work…

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