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January 12, 2015 Passive vs Reactive Documentation, with Greg Koberger

Most documentation today is passive: everyone sees the same documentation, and it could just as effectively be printed in an O’Reilly book and distributed that way. We know so much about both the documentation and the user; we should be … Continue reading

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January 23, 2015 API Technical Writing Workshop with Sarah Maddox

Workshop: API Technical Writing Date: Friday, January 23rd, 2015 Time: 9am to 4pm Location: Room “Araujo Tech Talk”, level 1, 1295 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043 (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/yW1hu). See the Parking Details section below. Cost: None. The course … Continue reading

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January 24, 2015 TC Camp Unconference

TC Camp isn’t an STC Silicon Valley chapter meeting, but it’s an event you won’t want to miss. This is a free tech comm conference held at Mission College in Santa Clara. This year two of the STC SV chapter … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 Wine Tasting Trip to Gilroy

When: February 14, 2015 Where: Pickup/Dropoff @ IHOP, Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA Pickup Time: 10:00 am Dropoff Time: 5:00 pm Cost: Members – $5.00 Cost: Non-Members – $15.00 We will visit the Tuscan-style Clos La Chance Winery where … Continue reading

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 Workshop: Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorials, with Bernard Aschwanden

Workshop title: Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorial Date: February 21, 2015 Time: 1pm to 5pm Location: Mission College, Santa Clara Cost: $49 If a picture is worth 1000 words, how many words is a video worth? During this presentation, … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015 Minimalism, with Bernard Aschwanden

Write less. Write better. It’s not just about doing away with words, but instead, improving the user experience by presenting the right information, at the right time, in the right format, to the right audience, and allowing them to make … Continue reading

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March 16, 2015 REST API Overview and Documentation Best Practices, with Gururaj BS and Marta Rauch

Come learn about REST API Overview and Documentation Best Practices at this STC chapter meeting. Here are the objectives of this 1-hour presentation: Introduce REST APIs Present the characteristics of the REST API architectural style Discuss the pros and cons … Continue reading

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April 20, 2015 Imaging in Technical Communication, with DJ Cline

This will be an overview of the dramatic changes happening with imaging in technical communication. The use of lightfield photography, 4K cameras, drones and mobile devices is changing the way we capture and display images. Date: April 20, 2015 Networking … Continue reading

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May 18, 2015 Visual Illustration, with David Hovey

Description will be added soon. About David Hovey Bio will be added soon. Meeting details Date: May 18, 2015 Networking time: 6-7pm Presentation time: 7-8pm Location: IHOP, Santa Clara (4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054) Cost: Free

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June 15, 2015 Remote tech writing – when and how, with Andrew Davis

Description coming soon… About Andrew Davis Bio coming soon Meeting details Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 Networking/social time: 6:00-7:00pm Presentation time: 7:00-8:00pm+ Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Cost: Free Note: You don’t have to … Continue reading

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July 20, 2015 EPUB: One format for all deliverables, with Scott Prentice

EPUB3, built on HTML5 and CSS3, can include interactivity, videos, audio clips, and can read to the user. It works with vertical, left to right, and right to left content. The content can flow from page to page (traditional ebook), … Continue reading

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August 17, 2015 Creating a Documentation Portal, with Steve Anderson

Learn how Salesforce created portals for delivering documentation to end users. Along the way, discuss design practices, customer interactions, and learn how to use the open source version of our portal to deliver your content on the web. About the … Continue reading

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