Welcome to the Hyatt Regency at Reunion Towers, Dallas TX
Look at that! Not even unpacked and the computer is OUT!
That giant LEGO block is the JFK memorial - LEGO is a big theme of the conference
I didn't try this place, but I wanted to
Bodies: The Exhibition - I found it on my first night and took a group there on Monday
I almost went for a symphony, but got a text from @sushiblu inviting me to dinner - How could I refuse?
Should've tried this sushi place "Sushi Ya" - but spent more $$$$ at the boutique sushi restaurants
Didn't realize some attendees stayed at Hotel Lawrence around the corner from the Hyatt. Founders Grill is a great little restaurant downstairs.
Ann Rockley teaches the Content Management in a Nutshell Pre-conference workshop
Describing process takes a lot of work and rework
Who invited professional team training facilitators into this workshop!?
My motto: K.I.S.S.
I've never seen such a wide array of post-it note colors!
Debra Johnson and me
Me and Jamie @sushiblu Gillenwater (I'm her first internet stalker)
My camera does the most amazing thing: IT TAKES PICTURES!
Boys, meet Miguel. He's telling us the story of what really happened on Nov 22, 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly shot the president from the window on the 2nd floor from the top
The angle of the shot from right-most window, second floor from the top doesn't seem right somehow....
There were some homeless dudes with Gucci shoes behind this fence. Hm....
CSI would use string and poles to plot trajectories
It's all in this paper! Tom Leblanc asks, "now what's for dinner?"
Cinco de Mayo festival on the streets!
Kim Se Hyun, me, Tom Leblanc, Erica (server-2nd day), Michael Opsteegh at Gators - best time was at this point. Downhill from here. Sorry.
This band had a killer Fishbone, Bootsauce, Living Color sound to them
Art is everywhere
Michael learned quickly to be suspicious when I get out my camera. Everyone, please tag yourselves!
Me and Jill Elhonsali - we used to work together, albeit remotely
Karen Marginot and me
Beth Bailey and Alan Houser: everyone tweet @arh that this year's program was great!
@stubbornlywrite is a ham: ah ah ah ah Stayin' Alive!
Tracy Martinsen from the local STC CWC chapter
Cindy Currie recaps STC leadership day 2010 discussions in Molly dot com's absence
Getting ready to cut the ribbon: Cindy Currie, Lloyd Tucker, Michael Hughes
Decared STC TCS 2010 in Dallas, officially OPEN!
Them's Texas-sized scissors. Don't run with them.
Alan Houser shows us the live tweet stream #stc10
Kelly Schrank and Anne Gentle - buy Anne's book Conversation and Community
Debra Johnson and Kim Wallace are up front: they brought the post-it notes to the content management workshop
Jim Marchant, me, Jamie, Mike, Rob Rhyne Armstrong, Deb McNally, Steve Pham, (can't remember-sorry!), Janet Swisher, Ami Spencer, Kelly, Anne, Amanda fill out the Kenichi crew
@sushiblu snapped a shot of me and this funky light so I could show my interior decorator wife
Kenichi had a neat upstairs bar that wasn't open that night
Candi McKee with the hottest Oklahoma city accent, and Deb Johnson (she's in a lot of my pictures!) We took CM workshop together.
Me and Ben Woelk - only met him once, but saw him everywhere!
Hillary Hart, Erin McKean (my idol), and me
@emckean (@workdnik): is there a word for having a crush on someone's thought process, ability to retain information, and connect thoughts together?
With this photo I got what I came for!
cropped photo for Coast lines newsletter http://cli.gs/ABAYtL
Tom Johnson interviews Whitney Hess about there no longer being a need for formalized communities to validate our professions. I'm running the video camera, Kari McCord took the shot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naKtaS-7Qq4
Stefanie took the Management workshop. She scored their group a ride back in a HUMMER limo that looked like Vegas on the inside
LEGO - serious play - I'll have more to say about this workshop in my next Coast Lines article
Johnny Mroz - surprised to meet a John E. Mroz in the Cyber Security conference happening at the same time as STC TCS
Thanks to her name tag I know her as Wendy Gordon
There's Deb. Proud momma who has two weddings and a graduation to attend to on her return.
This is Michael. He says he just graduated from tech writer college and needs a job so he can afford to buy a belt to keep his pants up.
Janet Swisher - I've always wanted to meet you!
Yeah. Kendrick & Kyle are twins. Took me aback too.
Renee Shull, lead facilitator
John Hedtke - the FINAL Region 7 director and me
Technical Writers now have their own designation in the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Try saying that 10 times fast.
Matt Arnold, Julian Murfitt, Pamela Kostur, and Bryan Lynn - part of the vendors showcase
Pamela had to show off her Fluevog boots
Sarah O'Keefe & me (we've been buds since Doctrain 2007)
My man, Brandon Dauphinas. Pray for him as he heads to document procedures hands-on in Kuwait
Surrounded by writing greatness: My blogging inspirations Anne Gentle and Tom Johnson (also connected for the first time at Doctrain 2008)
(reads SMS): "Hey Mike, look to your left"
No, your other left!
Me and Deb Doyle - showed the difference between content types by assigning presenters to act as Concept, Reference, or Task
I guess Erin McKean could have played Glossary Entry
Kathryn (formerly Susan) Burton and Michael Hughes welcome me into the summit fold
Rachel Houghton, Mike Hughes, Mike Opsteak, and me
Standing besides STC president 2005-2006 Suzanna Laurent (I almost joined STC that year)
Listen to her presentation on "Attitude" from Summit 2010 http://www.softconference.com/stc/sessionDetail.asp?SID=184643#
Don Moyer @foglifter (ThoughtForm Inc.) teaching thought process through drawing napkin sketches
This image will haunt me the rest of my life
A better arrangement to display the same process
Why didn't my camera focus? The other two are Christine and Ann.
Sean shows @debdebtig a $53 bottle of wine, Greg Koch @ekingme approves of her choice
The Dallas Fish Market, another boutique sushi restaurant, treated us really nice when we couldn't find room at Iron Cactus. They gave us our own 10-seater room.
Looks too good to eat (and just as expensive)
Let's see if I can remember: Steve Pham @phamtastik, Loren McCabe, me, Roger, Mike O-pee @stubbornlywrite, Ami Spencer @smtwngrl, Lauren Calvert, Jamie Gillenwater @sushiblu, Greg Koch @ekingme, Deb McNally @debdebtig
A better shot of Loren - but we lost @sushiblu - where'd she go?
She was getting Loren a birthday surprise!
Rob Armstrong @ninety7 kicks off the karaoke after party at Founder's Grill
Cheryl - or should we call her Loreena McKennit?
Oh crap... this got on the internet?
Patrick from Lingualinx, who sponsored the after party
Hit me with a cafe mocha! Look out for the hit single coming to an iTunes near you
Jay Maechtlan - he comments on my blog a fair piece
John Hedtke gets all the girls swooning; well, Kathryn Poe at least
Matt sings Faith No More
Jack Molisani tries to stealth shoot from the darkness but my flash reveals him
Go Michael Rock-steegh
This one's for all the lovely ladies out there...
A passionate number by Dana
Here's Michael again, asking for a job. Next time wear contact info on your shirt so people know how to reach you.
Nathaniel Lim cuts a mean rug with all the ladies!
Jack swoons Gwantly
Let's try to remember the Macarena - that was a hit on a cruise I took way back in 1995...?
Bailey D. Miller "kissed a girl and found she likes it." No, really!
This song communicates a better message than "I Will Survive". Won't all o' you join us as we sing the true theme of STC:
DON'T STOP BELIEVING!
HOLD ON TO THAT FEELIN' YEAH
Joined by Dan from Chicago. Everyone say hi to Dan. He loves Glee.
Oh, that's Ben. I don't know him. I was just testing the burst mode shooting from my camera, which is why all these shots look like they're all from the same time.
Jump, jump, jump up!
@sushiblu, maybe you should've left your name tag at home! ;-)
I can't remember if this was Manic Monday, or Girls Just Wanna Chew Gum
Why are all these fine ladies doe-si-doe-ing?
Everybody sing, "SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY!"
Musical interlude 16 bars...
SAVE A HORSE, RIDE A COWBOY!
A QR Code vCard so you can contact me.
If I get spammed, I will hurt you.