5 Ways to Develop Tech Skills | TECHNICAL WRITER


Hi guys! Welcome back to my channel, and Happy Monday! A few weeks ago, I was invited as a guest
on my favorite technical writing podcast: 10-min Tech Comm The topic we discussed was how technical writers can learn new technology. The podcast received an excellent response,
and it made me realize that technical writers are interested in this topic and are looking
for more information. So in this video, I am sharing 5 ways I work on my tech skills on a daily basis. The first way I work on my tech skills is by watching YouTube videos. I watch YouTube videos everyday with my morning coffee. The videos I watch can be about a new technology that I heard my coworkers discussing, or something very specific that I am working on – like SQL stuff or cloud platforms. The second way I learn new technology is by taking online classes. And my current favorite online course platform
is Skillshare. Skillshare offers a wide range of classes that you can take, and my favorite part about it is that all the classes are project-based. Which means I not only learn the theory of the new technology, but also how to apply it in practice. I highly recommend that you check out Skillshare. I will leave a link to their two-month free trial program in the description box below. The third way in which I learn new tech skills is by attending in-person classes. I live in a city that offers a lot of in-person tech workshops. For example, last weekend, I attended
an app design workshop by Girl Develop It. If you live in a city that also offers a lot of in-person workshops, you should definitely check them out. The fourth way in which I keep up with technology is browsing the social media
sites that the engineers prefer. Like Hacker News My coworkers prefer this site So browsing this site helps me participate in their discussions. And my fifth and my favorite way of learning
new technology is talking to my coworkers I love working at a company that
values knowledge sharing. And my coworkers are not only
the smartest people I have ever met, but they are also very keen on helping others learn. I take up every opportunity I can to soak in their knowledge, like attending office hours or attending
Lunch and Learns. And if I don’t understand certain parts
of the discussion, or if I need more information, All I have to do is ask, and someone always answers. And that’s what it all comes down to – just
ask. Just show up. And that’s my advice, especially to the
next generation of technical writers. Just show up for yourself. Every single day, do one thing that helps you learn
a new technological skill. Remember that our goal here is not to become
the next best programmer or software engineer. All we want to do is become slightly more comfortable
with technology – one day at a time. So those were my 5 ways of learning new technology. I would love to know how you work on your
tech skills. Share your ways with us in the comments section
below. Don’t forget to like and share this video, subscribe to my channel for more tech writing videos I will see you next time. Until then, happy writing!

8 thoughts on “5 Ways to Develop Tech Skills | TECHNICAL WRITER

  1. I visit english.stackexchange.com and browse for interesting questions and answers.

    I read articles on LinkedIn, WordPress blogs which I have subscribed to.

    Spend time on an Android app/game related to word building and sentence construction.

    Read few pages from a Grammar book or a Classic to improve vocabulary.

    Write 250-500 words on Microsoft Word processor.

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