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Author Archives: Philip Powers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Recording can be found here. In this talk, Andrew Etter goes beyond “clear, concise, correct, and complete” and explores a better method for determining the effectiveness of documentation. How can the intersection of quantitative metrics and qualitative assessments prove our … Continue reading
Recording can be found here. Do you despair about qualifying for a technical communications position because you don’t have all the skills and experience they demand? You might be surprised how many of a typical tech writing job’s “requirements” are … Continue reading
The ballot for chapter leadership is now open! Cast your vote here. The ballot will close at 11:59pm on March 31, 2018. Election results will be posted the next day. Only subscribing STC members may vote. Remember to enter your … Continue reading
Chatbot is the latest buzzword in the tech world. Everybody is gushing over how amazing it is to have a chatbot for your business.In this talk Chatbot Expert, Ashish Kumar would be discussing how businesses across the world are using … Continue reading
Please be advised that this month’s STC-SV meeting at IHOP, Santa Clara, has been shifted to the fourth Monday (January 22). Presentation details will be posted shortly under the Next Meeting tab. We look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, Jan. 27st, 2018 is TC Camp, a FREE Tech Comm unconference in Santa Clara, CA. It’s called an unconference because attendees propose and vote on topics they would like to discuss and learn about. The 2-hour morning workshops are … Continue reading
This tip comes to us from Dan Littman. For writers seeking to begin or continue their training in tools such as Adobe Framemaker; content management systems; help systems; and more, Austin Community College (TX) offers affordable online courses through their … Continue reading