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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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October 15, 2018: Writing for Cybersecurity Audiences

This month, Maria A. Flores speaks about producing documentation in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, yet in short supply. We, as technical communicators, can transition our writing and related experience into this booming domain. … 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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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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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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May 21 The Education of Technical Communicators–Never Ending

Dave Gardner will discuss what a technical communicator must learn and keep current with. Also, touched on will be the required skills, tools, terminologies and complexities of the industries, fields, and topics in which we work. This discussion looks at technical … 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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March 19, 2018: Measuring Success

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

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February 19, 2018: What Hiring Managers Really Need

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

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January 22, 2018: Chatbot Expert

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

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January 2018 meeting moved 1 week

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!

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December 18, 2017: Holiday Schmooze at Stein’s Beer Garden & Restaurant in Mountain View

During December, we always have a holiday schmooze where we get together over dinner and socialize. During the holiday schmooze, there isn’t a specific presenter, nor a set agenda. Instead, you can kick back and nibble away at Stein’s truffle … Continue reading

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November 20, 2017: Introduction to API Documentation

In Silicon Valley, there’s no greater demand for tech writers than with API documentation roles. This is primarily because, unlike traditional documentation around user interfaces, APIs are primarily marketed through their documentation. As such, the API documentation has a huge … Continue reading

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