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March 23, 2019: Lunch and Grammar Games Social with STC East Bay

This month we’ve got a great chance to connect, compete for prizes, and have fun with STC East Bay’s spring social! At The Clubhouse in Pleasanton, CA, go head-to-head with your fellow writers and find out who knows Strunk & … Continue reading

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February 11, 2019: Adopting an Agile Content Development Process

Recording can be found at this NorCal STC Facebook post. The quality is a bit choppy for some segments, so please be patient. Slides (in PDF format) can be found here. For our first regular meeting of 2019, we’re thrilled … Continue reading

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January 19, 2019: Touchstone Awards Dinner

The Touchstone technical writing competition is one of our annual highlights. Join STC Berkeley and guests at the Highlands Country Club, where the judges will crown the finest examples of tech writing submitted in 2018. Remember to RSVP below! You … Continue reading

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December 17, 2018: Holiday Schmooze at Steins

One last excuse to cause trouble before the new year – it’s our annual Holiday Schmooze! Join us on Monday, 12/17 for fine victuals, cordials, and any other “-als” on the menu at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. Mingle with STC … 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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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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