SIG Watercooler Chat: Documentation Strategies for the Social Web

Whether you attend our November 10 presentation or not, join us as we gather around the proverbial watercooler and continue learning about Documentation Strategies for the Social Web.

the chat! is over
Date and time:
November 21, 2011, 12-1 pm EST . (Convert this to your timezone ...)
NOTE This event was changed from November 17 to November 21.

  • Attend the STC Technical Editing SIG fundraiser presentation on Thursday, November 10, at 12:00 - 1:00 EST. This is optional. For more information, see Documentation Strategies for the Social Web.
  • Prepare a few questions or comments about the topic. Be ready to participate in the discussion, not just "listen."
  • Test the chat software at least one day before the session. Log on to MySTC and go to the TE SIG Watercooler Chat room. For more information, see
    NOTE You do not need to be an STC member to join the MySTC network.

Watercooler format:
  • No formal presentation will be given.
  • All who attend are encouraged to ask questions and to respond to questions.
  • The discussion, in Q&A format, will be held in a text chat interface.
  • The chat will NOT have an audio component.
  • The chat will be recorded and the transcript will be made available to SIG members.
  • See Watercooler Chats for more information.

Moderator introduction:
Anne Gentle
Anne Gentle

Anne Gentle is the fanatical technical writer and community documentation coordinator at Rackspace for OpenStack, an open source cloud computing project. Prior to joining OpenStack, Anne worked as a community publishing consultant, providing strategic direction for professional writers who want to produce online content with wikis and user-generated articles and comments. Her enthusiasm for community methods for documentation prompted her to write a book about using social publishing techniques for technical documentation titled Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation. She also volunteers as a documentation maintainer for FLOSS Manuals, which provides open source documentation for open source projects. She writes a blog at and enjoys advocating for social and community techniques for web content. As the mom of two youngsters, she thrives on being busy and on-the-go.

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