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tekom impressions part 2: API documentation and the VUKA world

Daniela Herbold and Ulrike Parson write about better API documentation and solutions for innovative human resources management. more ...

Impressions from tcworld 2017

Part 1: Improvisation, fluff hunt, and videos for technical documentation. more ...

My first time at tekom

I got back from Stuttgart last night and it is safe to say that after three days of action-packed presentations, writing an article is not in the realm of possibilities right now as I try to connect one synapse with another. more ...

The parson mug prize draw #4. Congratulations to the winners

In which city was the parson mug photographed, we asked at the beginning of September. more ...

Flipped Classroom: Make Your Training More Efficient

Paying attention to students with different skill levels requires much time during onsite training. Students with more knowledge can get bored easily. Vice versa, students with less knowledge may get overwhelmed. more ...

Smørrebrød with app juice - "NORDIC TechKomm" impressions

From May 24-25, 2016, the first Nordic TechKomm took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. parson participated with two presentations.

I gave a talk on "Content delivery - how to create and publish intelligent information". Mark Schubert presented a workshop about knowlege modeling: "I do not have to know that - a fairy tale introduction into knowledge modeling".

Already the flight to Copenhagen turned out to be interesting for me as a technical writer. As always, I watched the safety demonstrations by the flight attendents, even though I had seen them a dozen times. But safety first, of course. And thank God, I never have had to apply them. Some other warnings, however, like the one in the photo below, are given in a rather subtle manner.

kaffeebecher caution hotPhoto: Frank Ralf

The conference was also highly educational, not only thanks to the many interesting talks, but also at lunch. We were given typical smørrebrød, delicious and light open sandwiches with fish and liver pate. While the food was rather traditional, the supply of drinks was controlled via smartphone: app juice, so to speak. You can't ask for more.

 app juicePhoto: Frank Ralf

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