TC Camp isn’t an STC Silicon Valley chapter meeting, but it’s an event you won’t want to miss. This is a free tech comm conference held at Mission College in Santa Clara. This year two of the STC SV chapter members will be leading morning workshops (Marta Rauch on mobile, Tom Johnson on APIs), and the STC SV chapter will have a booth at the conference.
As an unconference, TC Camp consists largely of ad-hoc discussions about topics the attendees are interested in, with self-guided leadership and direction within the discussion groups. Here’s a bit more from the TC Camp website:
TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.
The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community–writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.
For details, see tccamp.org. (Note that while the unconference is free, there is a marginal fee for the morning workshops.)