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August 21, 2021: Writing for Retrieval

We are surrounded by more and more information, while our attention span steadily decreases. Given this reality, it becomes our responsibility as writers not just to document a product but to also design in retrieval; to write so that the … Continue reading

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Fridays at 5: Join your peers at the STC SF Virtual Happy Hour

In times of uncertainty, it’s important to stay connected with a community of others like you. For technical writers in the Silicon Valley and beyond, there’s a space to do just that – and it’s open every week. Come join … Continue reading

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September 8, 2020: The Value of Visual Content and a Simplified User Interface

This event is co-sponsored with STC South Central Texas When: Tue, Sept 8, 2020, 4:30 PM Pacific/US Simplified User Interface (SUI) graphics are a modern approach for technical writers to explain user interfaces or concepts visually. About this Event This … Continue reading

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August 19, 2020: The MAGIC of Semantic IxD

Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 4:00-5:30 PM Pacific/US. Prepare yourself to move into UX Writing by learning key core concepts in this free mini-class. If the cognitive load of your UX design is too high, users will find your product difficult … Continue reading

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August 11, 2020: Unconscious Bias: How to Beat the Bias That Gets in Your Way

Co-Sponsored Event with STC Orange County When: Tue, Aug 11, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Pacific/US About the presentation This involving program is designed to provide immediately-applicable skills for defeating the biases that interfere with both personal and professional success. Based on … Continue reading

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July 21, 2020: Job Hunting: Beat the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Co-Sponsored Virtual Event with STC San Diego Learn how to get your resume past the machines and in front of human hiring managers! Tue, July 21, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT About this Event Agenda 4:00 pm PT: … Continue reading

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Canceled: Meeting in March 2020

Due to safety concerns and the recent shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area, including Santa Clara County, we are canceling this month’s meeting. Here’s more information about the order: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/Bay-Area-must-shelter-in-place-Only-15135014.php We’re exploring other ways, such as virtual coffee meetups, to meet up … Continue reading

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February 24, 2020: Thriving Among Developers — A Writer’s Guide to Some Useful Developer Tools

Working with developers is critical to the success of technical writers. Writers who work with developers can make their lives easier by learning to use developer tools for their own work. Development teams have different cultures, and adapting to the … Continue reading

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January 20, 2020: Meet Guru – A Game Plan for 2020

That’s a lot of 20s in a row, isn’t it? This month we will have the new candidate for president, Gururaj B.S., discuss plans and goals for the chapter in the coming year. This is your chance to make your … Continue reading

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December 16, 2019: Holiday Schmooze at Steins

One last excuse to cause trouble before the new year – it’s our annual Holiday Schmooze! Join us on Monday, Dec. 16 for fine victuals, cordials, and any other “-als” on the menu at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. Just … Continue reading

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November 18, 2019: SEO Secrets of the Technical Writing Stars

These days, SEO is what’s for breakfast. People will use Google search to try to find your work, whether it’s available to the world or hidden behind a corporate firewall. Floyd Smith, long-time author of how-to books, technical manuals, blog … Continue reading

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October 21, 2019: Creating An Online Portfolio

UPDATE: Resources now available – including meeting slides, a handy comparison of web hosting options, and additional tips/advice – at Aaron’s portfolio here. Come join us on the third Monday of the month, as Aaron Redshaw shares firsthand insights on … Continue reading

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August 19, 2019: Speech to Text Recognition

Hey STC-SV faithfuls — apologies for the late announcement, but we will be meeting on the third Monday of this month as promised. Same techcomm time, same techcomm channel. Joseph Fong will be speaking to us this month on the … Continue reading

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July 23, 2019: Summer Schmooze

We hope you had a great July 4! But the party isn’t over yet – Summer Schmooze with STC-SV is back. Join us at Sam’s Bar-B-Que in San Jose for an evening of delicious conversation and LIVE bluegrass music. Come … Continue reading

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June 24, 2019: Improving Accessibility

We are pleased to welcome Kevin Hufnagle to STC-SV this month! Many of us writers have at least a passing familiarity with accessibility best practices for the domains that we document. However, is our documentation itself accessible? This talk will … Continue reading

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