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Jan. 26, 2012 STC Joe Welinske Optimize Googleability

On January 26, 2012 in Santa Clara, the STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Joe Welinske of WritersUA  to speak about “Optimizing the Googleability of Your Content.” To get a higher rank with search engine optimization (SEO), create fresh HTML content on a registered site with a public facing server. Create relevant links and metadata. Consider search engines other than Google like Alexa, Bing or Yahoo.

Welinske wants people to think about the growing mobile needs of the Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices as seen in his new book “Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps.”

More information will be presented at the Conference for Software User Assistance on March 11-14, 2012 in Memphis Tennessee.

Please join us on February 23, 2012 for the February STC Silicon Valley Chapter Meeting to be held at the Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, located at 1015 Alameda de las Pulgas in Belmont. The meeting starts at 6 PM. This topic will be “Learning How to Communicate Better with Numbers” with Randall Bolten.

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Jan. 27, 2011 STC iPhone App WritersUA Welinske

On Thursday, January 27, 2011 in Santa Clara at the IHOP, the STC Silicon Valley chapter hosted WritersUA president Joe Welinske’s presentation “Development Techniques for User Assistance in SmartPhone Applications.”

More technical communicators are developing help content for smartphone apps everyday. Welinske talked about the basics of mobile applications for the Google Android, Apple iPhone/iPad and Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 platforms. The smaller screen size dictates what text is most effective on the interface. While this may seem constraining there is some good news. Since the content is delivered over the web in an app there is no app review process. It is not embedded and can be updated anytime without needing programming resources.

Welinske demonstrated interfaces from Apress, Quickoffice and Timewerks. The iPhone/iPad development environment uses Apple OSX Snow Leopard, iPhone SDK, Interface Builder, Objective-C and Webkit. The more complicated Android development environment uses Java, Eclipse project editor, multiple AVDs and UI text in files and text strings. The Windows Mobile 7 development environment uses Silverlight, firm hardware specs and Visual Studio. No matter what platform it is a good idea to brush up on your HTML.

I highly recommend seeing Welinske and other UA experts at the conference for User Assistance in Long Beach, California from March 13-16th. Additional information can be found at www.writersua.com.

Copyright 2011 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

Dec. 4, 2008 STC Joe Welinske


On Thursday December 4, 2008 the East Bay STC hosted Joe Welinske’s presentation on “An Overview of Trends, Tools, and Technologies in Software User Assistance”. It was a preview of WritersUA’s big Software User Assistance conference March 29, 2009 in Seattle. Continue reading Dec. 4, 2008 STC Joe Welinske