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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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Introducing the Virtual Content Events Calendar

Virtual content-focused events happen every day A lot of people have noticed that it’s become harder to keep up with all the things happening now that we’re all virtual because, inevitably, we see the notice about an event that happend three days … 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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Elections for 2020-2021

Updated 2020-02 Results President: Gururaj Vice President: Liz Fraley Treasurer: Aaron Redshaw Secretary: Jenny Hutton Past President: Philip Powers Candidate Statements Meet Gururaj – Running for Chapter President The following is a statement to all chapter members from Gururaj, STC-SV … Continue reading

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October News Tidbits

Did you remember to submit your best work for the Touchstone awards? Best of luck to all entrants. STC-SVC leadership elections will be taking place in February of the new year! I (Philip) have opted to step down from the … Continue reading

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Sign Up For TC Camp 2019 Now!

Hosted this year at San Jose State University, TC Camp is a weekend of collaboration and creative energy. At this popular techcomm getaway, you’ll do more than talk shop with Silicon Valley’s best technical communicators – you’ll come away with … Continue reading

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STC-SV merge proposal

Updated: 2018-12-31 The chapter voted to coordinate but not merge. We at STC Silicon Valley are considering a motion that would significantly change how the chapter functions in 2019 and onward. In theory, it would provide more content to you … Continue reading

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New Chapter Officers for 2018-2019

The ballot for STC-SV leadership elections is now closed. Thank you to all members who voted! Changes in chapter officers for 2018-2019 are as follows. President: Philip Powers Vice President: Karie Fraley Treasurer: Lena Hunter Secretary: Jenny Hutton Multimedia Manager: … Continue reading

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Join the TC Camp 2018 Unconference

Saturday, Jan. 27st, 2018 is TC Camp, a FREE Tech Comm unconference in Santa Clara, CA. It’s called an unconference because attendees propose and vote on topics they would like to discuss and learn about. The 2-hour morning workshops are … Continue reading

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Low-cost distance education: DITA, Flare, Framemaker, CMS

This tip comes to us from Dan Littman. For writers seeking to begin or continue their training in tools such as Adobe Framemaker; content management systems; help systems; and more, Austin Community College (TX) offers affordable online courses through their … Continue reading

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Summer’s Over – Time for Touchstone!

Touchstone, the STC Northern California’s annual technical communication competition, is starting soon. For details about the contest, click here. There are several ways to participate in this time-honored event, and we encourage writers of all fields and experience levels to … Continue reading

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Apr. 10, 2017 STC Silicon Valley Election Results

On Apr. 10, 2017 the STC Silicon Valley election results were announced. The winners are: President: Dave Hovey Vice President: Karie Fraley Treasurer: Lena Hunter Secretary: Philip Powers Multimedia Manager: Linus Chan Programs Manager: Karie Fraley

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Join the 2017 TC Camp Unconference

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017 is TC Camp, a FREE Tech Comm unconference in Santa Clara, CA. It’s called an unconference because attendees propose and vote on topics they would like to discuss and learn about. The 2-hour morning workshops are … 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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API Documentation in the Intercom

If you are interested in learning more about API documentation, check out the September 2014 issue of Intercom, the STC monthly magazine, which focuses on API documentation. Go to http://intercom.stc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IntercomSept_WEB.pdf and download the PDF. Be sure to read the articles … Continue reading

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