February Chapter Meeting

Date: February 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Puget Sound Energy 355 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Registration: Register by clicking/tapping here now!

STC-PSC continues to provide technical communicators with learning opportunities to help them succeed in their career paths. Join us for our February chapter meeting, where Bob Boiko, a professional recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of content management, will illustrate the next generation of educational systems and discuss their impact on you.

Topic: Disrupting User Education

Speaker: Bob Boiko, Principal Lecturer at the UW Information School and owner of LearnTogether.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Puget Sound Energy, EAST Building (meeting is in their auditorium)

Address: 355 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Cost: $5.00 (plus optional $5 to park in building parking lot)

February meeting map

Map for 355 110th Ave NE
Bellevue | WA 98004-5868

Registration: Register now by clicking/tapping here to register by February 20th at midnight. If you register after, bring a copy of your receipt with you.

Note: Parking fee in the garage is $5 or free on the nearby streets.

 Meeting Agenda

6:00 – 6:40 pm – Socializing, food, and beverages

6:40 – 7:30 pm – Speaker presentation

7:30 – 8:00 pm – Q&A session

8:01 pm – Meeting over



Education has come to mean schools, classes, books, teachers, homework and exams. The first generation of learning management systems simply reproduced these old ideas of school online.  But with the convergence of mobile, social media, big data and advanced learning techniques like gamification, flipping, scaffolding and automated evaluation, education is on the verge of the same kind of disruption that has occurred in every other information industry.


In this talk, Bob will talk about what is essential and what is not in the existing ideas of education. He will point out the factors that are disrupting education and show you how they apply particularly to user education. He will discuss how you might use these same techniques to increase the ways at your disposal to educate your users.

About the speaker:

Image of Bob Boiko

Bob Boiko is a Principle Lecturer for the University of Washington Information School. He teaches social networking technologies, information architecture, and system design. Over the last 15 years, he has designed, programmed, and released numerous gamified, flipped, and socialized learning systems that have been used by thousands of students.


Prior to coming to the iSchool, Bob founded Chase Bobko, a Web content and development company, and grew it to over 100 employees. Recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of content management, he has designed and built systems for some of the world’s top technology corporations (including Microsoft, Motorola, and Boeing) and leading NGO’s (including the UN, Gates Foundation and World Vision). Bob is internationally known for his lectures and workshops and has keynoted conferences in over a dozen countries. He is author of the books “Content Management Bible,” “Laughing at the CIO,” “Information Systems from the Info Out,” and the science fiction novel “The Last Chameleon”.



Bob recently founded LearnTogether, a startup company that creates peer2peer, social learning systems for professionals. LearnTogether continues to bring the next generation of education gracefully into existence.





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