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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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2/24/2020: 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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April 10, 2019: The Current Market for Technical Communicators in the Bay Area

Would you look at that – the next meeting’s right around the corner! STC Berkeley welcomes back Andrew Davis of Synergistech early next month, and we’re excited to host a local viewing party for Silicon Valley members to get together … Continue reading

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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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