Author Archives: Philip Powers

STC-SV merge proposal

We at STC Silicon Valley are considering a motion that would significantly change how the chapter functions in 2019 and onward. In theory, it would provide more content to you on a more predictable schedule, better access to talent and … Continue reading

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Sr. Technical Writer – Sunnyvale

Organization: Intuitive Surgical Contact Name: Dan Garrett Address: 1266 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-5304 USA Phone Number: 408-523-2059 Email Address: dan.garrett@intusurg.com Web Site: Intuitive.com Job Title: Sr. Technical Writer Job Duration: Full-time Description: Senior Technical Writer (Contractor), Intuitive Surgical, Inc. … Continue reading

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November 12, 2018: Conquering the Remote Team Communication Flow

A smashing success! You can find the slide deck for this presentation here. This month, we are pleased to present STC-SV’s first webinar, featuring STC Fellow MaryKay Grueneberg. Joining us from STC Chicago, MK will discuss the unique challenges and … Continue reading

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New jobs at BD Biosciences in San Jose

Friend of the chapter Nicki Davis has kindly spread the word about two open positions in the South Bay! Descriptions are linked below. Technical Writer II Senior Technical Writer (Technical Writer III) If you would like to ask more information … Continue reading

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Want real answers from real hiring managers? Visit STC-SF, 9/19

This month, our friends at STC San Francisco Chapter are hosting a special, no-holds-barred Hiring Manager panel on Wednesday, September 19. If the job hunt is wearing on your nerves, and you’d like to find out from a group of … Continue reading

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September 20, 2018: Social at Sam’s BBQ

Our next meeting will be a social dinner at Sam’s BBQ. The chapter will buy your dinner and any non-alcoholic drinks for free! Come and socialize with other members and friends during a casual BBQ dinner. Event Details Date: Thursday, … Continue reading

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*CORRECTION* Mark your calendars for free BBQ on Sept 20!

Hey all STC Silicon Valley members and enthusiasts, Due to a scheduling hiccup, our much-beloved summer get-together has been pushed back a bit. Never fear, though – on Monday, September 17, Thursday, September 20, 2018, make sure to join us … Continue reading

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August 20, 2018: Mastering Feedback

Are you uncomfortable with giving or receiving feedback? Is negative feedback your worst nightmare? Come hear how my local Toastmasters club has improved my ability to give and receive feedback… and how this directly relates to my documentation feedback at … Continue reading

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July 16, 2018: A Proposed STC-SV Mentoring Program

Slide deck is now available at the link below. A Proposed STC-SV Mentoring Program Mentoring is a cooperative, typically (but not necessarily!) one-on-one framework for experienced technical writers to share their insights with protégés who are just entering the field … Continue reading

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STC Jobs Bay Area mailing list

To all job-seekers and hiring managers (or those representing them), there’s an untapped resource you may want to check out. The STC Jobs BA bulletin has been active in its current form for over 20 years, and it might just … Continue reading

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New resource: RESTful API Slides by Tanya Perelmuter now available

I’m happy to report that our June 2018 meeting was very well attended. By popular request, the slide deck for “Understanding RESTful APIs and Documenting Them with Swagger” can now be found at the link below. It serves as a … Continue reading

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June 18, 2018: Understanding RESTful APIs and Documenting Them with Swagger

This month, Tanya Perelmuter will provide an overview of RESTful APIs and discuss how to document them with Swagger / Open API Specification. Update: Slide deck is now available at the link below. Understanding RESTful APIs and Documenting Them With … Continue reading

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What’s New in June 2018? A WordPress Muse and Summer Schmooze!

STC-SVC members and associates have a few events to look forward to in the month of June: 1. Maintaining A Stellar Site Update: A recording of this webinar can be found here. To download the slide deck, click here. This … Continue reading

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April 16, 2018: The 7 Deadly Sins of Brainstorming

This month’s presentation is something a little bit different, and a lot more interactive! Brainstorming is like a hammer – everyone has seen one, but few actually use it to its fullest potential. It is usually done on the fly, … Continue reading

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New Chapter Officers

The ballot for STC-SV leadership elections is now closed. Thank you to all members who voted! Changes in chapter officers for 2018-2019 are as follows. President: Philip Powers Vice President: Karie Fraley Treasurer: Lena Hunter Secretary: Jenny Hutton Multimedia Manager: … Continue reading

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