The Finnish Technical Communications Society was founded on 27 August 1997, which means we'll turn 20 next year. Technical communications in Finland has seen a number of changes over the last two decades; changes that have left their mark on the society as well.
The FTCS board has decided to collect the history of the society and invites all current and former members to share their memories with us. If you were one of the founding members, participated in society activities in the early years, or are an active member at the moment, we would like to hear from you.
You can send us anything - text, photos, manuals from the "good old days", or anything else you believe is appropriate. What was the profession like when the society was founded? How did the society work in the beginning? How have the activities changed? Why were the early activities important? What made you become an active member? What made you join the society? What were the local activities like, how did the board work? All this interests us. Send us your memories on what happened and when, who else was there, what role you played, and of course, your name. More recent members of the society are not familiar with the society in its earlier years and would surely appreciate the context.
If you have photos, include as many details as possible with the photo. If you send paper photos, let us know if you want your photos back and include your contact information. We'll collect and archive all memories for our colleagues who come after us. Selected parts will be published in a publication celebrating our 20 year anniversary.
Send us your memories by 31 December 2016 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All languages are acceptable. You do not need to be a member of the society to participate. When you send us your materials, you agree that the texts, photos and other material will be owned by the society.
For any questions or ideas regarding the publication to mark our twentieth anniversary, contact us at email@example.com.