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Yep, we’re doing it again. MadWorld returns to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego April 13-15, 2014 and you’re invited to join the “Mad”ness! MadWorld 2014 is the premier technical communication and content strategy conference for technical writers, documentation managers and content strategists.

At MadWorld 2014, you’ll be treated to inspiring educational sessions, fun events, and all the networking you can handle.

We’ve put together a stellar cast of speakers just itching to share their knowledge with you, so let’s get to know one of them, shall we?

Photo of Peter Argondizzo is the founder of Argo Translation. He started the company in 1995 while he was based in Milwaukee. Peter is fluent in Italian and grew up speaking the language with his family. He majored in Finance and Human Resource Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He then went on to become an Italian Translator and Project Manager for an International Medical Equipment Manufacturer and a Major Airline. He has transferred his love of all things international and his experience into Chicago’s premier translation agency. When Peter isn’t busy running the company, he enjoys running, coaching baseball and spending time with his wife and son.

Why did you choose to be a part of MadWorld 2014?

Looking forward to wearing a propeller hat! Seriously, looking forward to meeting otherDSC01750 folks passionate about the MadCap set of tools and learning as much as possible about how users work in the MadCap suite.

 What Makes MadWorld different from other industry conferences?

I have heard that the energy at the conference can’t be compared to other conferences. I would imagine that the folks at MadCap stream some sort of secret energy through the air conditioning.  

Tell us a little bit about your MadWorld 2014 session(s). 

My main goal for the presentation is to demystify the translation process, over time it seems that too much complexity has been introduced into the process which makes it difficult for buyers to make good decisions about translation. I want to stress that the complexity is unnecessary.

Excluding your session(s), which MadWorld sessions do you find the most DSC01790intriguing?

I am looking forward to seeing “Conditional Conundrum: Drop In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”, a lot of the projects we receive don’t use conditional text properly in the right way. I am always interested in learning more about best practices for conditional content. Though I don’t tell many people that, sounds way too nerdy.

Do you plan on doing anything fun (besides MadWorld, of course!) while you’re in San Diego?

I want to go to Sea World!

MadWorld 2014 is at the Hard Rock Hotel, so we have to ask you a music question. What are your 3 favorite songs in the whole, wide world?

Tunnel of Love – Bruce Springsteen

Nessun Dorma – Luciano Pavarotti

Lie to Me – Johnny Lang

 

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About The Author

Jennifer White

About Jennifer White

Jennifer White, a Product Evangelist at MadCap Software, has over 15 years of experience in writing, broadcasting, public speaking, marketing and social media management. Jennifer has also served as a social media manager, blogger, on-air host, writer and content provider for CBS Radio and Fox TV.

Last Modified: December 12, 2013

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