April 30, 2020 – Join us on Thursday, April 30, for this timely STC Central New York program, a candid conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on our work as technical communicators. What lessons have we learned? What have been the biggest pain points? What changes have we implemented that will influence our work after the pandemic?

A few chapter members will get the conversation started, sharing details of how they navigated specific challenges, and then we will open up the floor to attendees. As an incentive for you to join us, and in light of the financial constraints many members face in the midst of this crisis, we are offering this program for free. However, registration is required.

Attendees will receive access information within 24 hours of the webinar, and a recording of the webinar will be made available after the event to all ticket holders. If you would like to share additional questions with the organizers before the event, please send them to programs@stccny.org.

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dara barley

Dara Barley has ten years of experience in the field of chemistry and holds an MS in Environmental Chemistry from SUNY ESF. She started with INFICON in 2015 as a Product Engineer and moved into her new position as Technical Publication Specialist in November, 2017. She tries to use her experience as a technician to inform her guidance of the Engineers as they create content for end users. Dara is President of the STC CNY chapter. 

Donna Cuyle is a Senior Technical Writer at The Raymond Corporation (40 years in the Technical Publications department), where her main responsibilities are to create Owner, Operator, Maintenance, Installation, and User Guides. She also creates and revises document templates, and mentors and/or assists co-workers. Outside of work, Donna enjoys geneology, scrapbooking, photography, and many forms of music. She participates in several community bands as well as church musical organizations (praise band, small ensemble, and choir). Ask her about karaoke in Denver! Donna is a senior member of both STC Rochester and STC CNY and served as a judge in the STC Alliance Competition.

sarah rowe

Sarah Rowe is a self-employed mother of twin daughters and a resourceful self-starter who can figure out how to use just about anything and then explain it to you. This comes in handy as a technical communicator. Her passion is making technology tools work better for you. Sarah is an active leader with both the Rochester and Central NY chapters of the Society for Technical Communication and the Rochester WordPress Users Group. In 2018 she redesigned the CNY chapter website and maintains the STC Rochester website. Sarah is currently working as a Technical Communication Consultant with Hillrom.

bobbi werner

Bobbi Werner, Program Manager and Treasurer of STC CNY, will moderate the program. She taught writing at Syracuse University for nearly 20 years and also developed a corporate training and technical writing business serving Niagara Mohawk, Lockheed Martin, New Venture Gear, United Healthcare, Philips Broadband, and several other corporations in the area. In 2000, she transitioned to full-time work as a writer. Bobbi joined Welch Allyn in 2008 and last spring became Manager, Technical Communication. She is Immediate Past President and Mentoring Manager in STC Rochester, she serves on the Council of the STC Alliance Competition, and she holds the rank of STC Associate Fellow.