Finnish Technical Communications Society

The Finnish Technical Communications Society (FTCS, usually known by its Finnish abbreviation STVY) aims to promote the profession and the field of technical communication, enhance professional, national and international co-operation, and provide training for both members and non-members of the society.

Anyone who works in technical communication – writers, designers, translators, coordinators, illustrators, editors, managers, teachers, students and various others working in the area – can join the society.

FTCS is a virtual society that has no premises of its own. We work in our members’ offices and cubicles. For our members we aim to arrange webinars, local events, and a larger seminar biannually. We have an active Facebook group for relaying news and jobs to our members.

We co-operate closely with the technical communications programmes at the Universities of Tampere, Vaasa and Oulu, and also with companies that are in the business or that hire technical communication professionals.

 

Fall meeting 12 November 2020

Welcome to the STVY fall meeting and virtual event on Thursday 12 November 2020 from 17:30 to 20:00. The meeting is held using Go to Meeting. In this fall meeting, we will go through the draft plan to update the society rules.

The event begins with a presentation by Jenni Virtaluoto (University of Jyväskylä) and Tiia Suomivuori (tech comms specialist) titled Minimalism Heuristics Revisited: Testing a Practical Review Tool. The fall meeting takes place after this presentation.

After the presentation, we’ll hear how Hanna Heinonen (KONE) did it in her presentation Surviving 2 Migrations in 5 Years: What to Consider when Choosing your Content Management System.

The presentations can be held in either Finnish or English.

Welcome online!

 Go to Meeting link:

STVY:n syyskokous ja virtuaalitapahtuma
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EET)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/240039925

You can also dial in using your phone.
Finland: +358 923 17 0568

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