Representatives of 12 Countries and 3 Continents Attended the Eighth Edition of Evolution of Technical Communication – the Biggest Technical Communication Conference in Southeastern Europe
The job position “Technical Communicator” will be included in the National Classifier of Occupations
Experts in the field of technical documentations, technical editors and translators, information architects and consultants gathered in Sofia for the eighth edition of Evolution of Technical Communication. This year the event was attended by over 120 participants from countries such as Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, India, Ireland, Poland, USA, Hungary, France, Czech Republic and Switzerland.
The conference was opened by Vanya Kiritzova – Senior Manager “Technical Documentation”, VMware and a member of the tekom Bulgaria Initiative Committee, as well as Desislava Mihaylova, Technical Documentation Author, Progress and a member of the tekom Bulgaria Initiative Committee. They spoke about the organization’s new initiatives aimed at including the job position “Technical Communicator” in the National Classifier of Occupations, as well as promoting it in the IT communities all over Bulgaria. Up until now, events in which university students were able to learn about the job position were held by tekom Bulgaria in Plovdiv, Vratsa and Veliko Tarnovo. Similar events will be held in Varna, Burgas and Ruse. Another news coming from tekom Bulgaria are the partnerships with BAIT (Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies) and the NGO Women Who Code.
Vanya and Desislava also shared interesting facts about the tech writers in Bulgaria. The job is a good way for people with good foreign language and technical skills to start a successful career in IT without technical educations. According to data from a survey conducted by tekom Bulgaria in 2016, people with diverse professional backgrounds, including journalism, public administration, finance, web development and more, are very successful in this career path.
Afterwards, Leah Guren spoke about “The Power of Words”, giving examples from around the world of mistakes in technical texts and their consequences. During her presentation, she highlighted the importance of having a good product with a good accompanying documentation, with which the users can take full advantage of its functionalities.
Sponsors of Evolution of Technical Communication 2017 were Adobe, SAP, VMware, Progress, Axway, Xeditor, Oxygen. Media partners: SeeNews, TechNews, Computerworld Bulgaria, b2b Media, manifesto.bg.
Some of the coverage is available below (in Bulgarian):
- TechNews.bg: Bad Documentation Ruins the Good Product
- ТodayТech.eu: The Eight Edition of Evolution of Technical Communication Conference
- b2bMedia.bg: Participants from 12 Countries and 3 Continents Attended Evolution of Technical Communication 2017 Conference
- Technology.bg: Evolution of Technical Communication 2017 – Day 1
- Technology.bg: Evolution of Technical Communication 2017 – Day 2