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June 2017 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Jun. 1, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Summit Recap

Speaking: Jane Wilson, Robert Landry, Joe Humbert, Lori Meyer, Claire Lundby, Liz Fraley

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Jun. 3, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Field Trip to the Bay Model

Speaking: Pat Lufkin

Venue: Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Date: Jun. 3, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Canada West Coast

Topic: Preparing Content for Mobile Delivery

Speaking: Robert Desprez

Venue: Willms Salon, VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street, Second floor, Vancouver BC, V6B 5J3

Date: Jun 13, 2017 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: Internet Archive: Universal Access, Open APIs

Speaking: VM Brasseur

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, 27th floor, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Jun. 14, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Old Dogs and New Tricks: Staying Current in Tech

Speaking: Mysti Berry

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Jun. 14, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Pub Social Night at Longship Brewery

Speaking: Chapter members

Venue: Longship Brewery, conveniently located at 10320 Camino Santa Fe C, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Jun. 16, 2017 9:00AM

Org: Writers UA

Topic: Certificate in Professional Technical Writing – Online Info meeting

Speaking: Joe Welinske

Venue: Online

Date: Jun. 20, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: 5 Secrets to Great Screencasting Voiceovers

Speaking: Matt Sullivan

Venue:  Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport, 7 Hutton Centre Dr. Santa Ana, California 92707

Date: Jun. 21, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Case Studies of Successful User-Focused Design

Speaking: Linda Angela Hoecker

Venue: Salesforce, 121 Spear St. in the Rincon Center, San Francisco, CA 94105

Jun.  25-26, 2017 9:00AM 

Org: CIDM

Topic: CIDM IDEAS Summer Online Conference—Seek and Find

Speaking: Various

Venue: Online

Jun.  26, 2017 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Open Source as a Source for a Professional Advantage and Education

Speaking: Mary Anthony

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Apr. 29, 2017 JoAnn Hackos Retired?

On Apr. 29 2017, I got a message that JoAnn Hackos of Comtech and CIDM had retired. I have covered her events for years, with pictures going back decades. I consider it an honor that we are both STC Fellows. Her last event apparently was at last week’s CMS/DITA North America  Conference in San Diego,  called “Nightmare on collaboration street” with her and Casey Jordan. I learned a great deal from Hackos, like how to build a network to carry on your mission long after you are gone.

As for me, I absolutely, positively will not stop.

Note: Howdy Longmonties!

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Apr. 1, 2017 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Apr. 6, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Silo Busting

Speaking: Paul Scott

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Apr. 11, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Optimize Your Content Using Acrolinx

Speaking: Lance-Robert

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Valley, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Apr. 11, 2017 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: Caring Systems: Documentation as care

Speaking: Amelia Abreu

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, 27th floor, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Apr. 12, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Speed, control, and quality: Choosing between open source and closed source content

Speaking: Jared Bhatti

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Apr. 17, 2017 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Continuous delivery (CD) and application release automation (ARA) for Documentation

Speaking: Jennifer Chew

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Apr. 17, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Business Meeting and Mixer Event

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: Brio Tuscan Grille 774 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618, USA

Date: Apr. 19, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Writing for Developers (When You Aren’t One)

Speaking: Mysti Berry

Venue: Salesforce, 121 Spear St., Rincon Center, San Francisco CA

Date: April 24-26, 2017, 8:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: CMS/DITA North America Conference

Speaking: Jared Spool and many others

Venue: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay1441 Quiver Road,San Diego, CA 92109

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Mar. 1, 2017 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Feb. 28 – Mar 2, 2017, 8:00AM

Org: Writers UA

Topic: ConveyUX 2017

Speaking: Joe Welinske and many others

Venue: Motif Seattle Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: Mar. 2, 2017 2:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Minimalist Writing for Maximum Communication

Speaking: Bruce Poropat

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Mar. 8, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Who does literacy outreach really reach?

Speaking: T R Girill

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Mar. 13, 2017 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Leveraging Structured Authoring/DITA Techniques When All You Have are Unstructured Tools

Speaking: Monique Semp

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Mar. 14, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Documenting APIs for Technical Writers

Speaking: Susan Gallagher

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Valley, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Mar. 14, 2016 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: Learn About The Wacom User Help System

Speaking: Arthur Krebsbach

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, 27th floor, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Mar. 15, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: All Roads Lead to API Docs

Speaking: Leah Scampoli

Venue: Salesforce, 121 Spear St., Rincon Center, San Francisco CA

Date: Mar. 21, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: TBA

Speaking: TBA

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport, 7 Hutton Centre Dr. Santa Ana, California 92707-5794

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Feb. 1, 2017 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Feb. 4, 2017 2:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Schmooze

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: Black Bear Diner, 5100 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Date: Feb. 8, 2016 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: Networking with a side of Write The Docs proposals

Speaking: Mo Nishiyama

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, 27th floor, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Feb. 8, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Get it in Writing: How to Write Contracts for Content Development Projects

Speaking: Jack Molisani

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Feb. 13, 2017 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic:Advance Your Career Through Self-Publishing

Speaking: Liz Fraley

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Feb. 15, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Localization Best Practices and Translation Processes

Speaking: Chris Bono

Venue: Qualcomm Building Q, 6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego CA 92121

Date: Feb. 21, 2017 8:00AM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Using Content Automation in Your Content Strategy

Speaking: Scott Allshouse

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport, 7 Hutton Centre Dr. Santa Ana, California 92707-5794

Date: Feb. 25, 2017 6:00PM

Org: SVEC

Topic: 2016 Engineers Week Banquet

Speaker: Dale Dougherty, Chenming Hu, Richard Stuart, David N.K. Wang

Venue: Hyatt Hotel, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Feb. 28 – Mar 2, 2017, 8:00AM

Org: Writers UA

Topic: ConveyUX 2017

Speaking: Joe Welinske and many others

Venue: Motif Seattle Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

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Jan. 21, 2017 TC Camp

On Jan. 21, 2017 at Mission College in Santa Clara, TC Camp held technical communication workshops on GIT, Minimalism, Microlearning and more. Speakers include Liz Fraley, Peter Gruenbaum, Mysti Berry, Dawn Stevens, Beth Chagrin, Andrew Davis, Tom Johnson, Jenn Leaver, Sarah Maddox, Jeffrey Maramba, Gwen McLean, Gavin Nichols and Cynthia Rich.

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Jan. 20, 2017 TC Camp

On Jan. 20, 2017 at Mission College in Santa Clara, TC Camp held an Workshop with SDK Bridge’s “Introduction to Web APIs” with Peter Gruenbaum.

On January 21, 2017 there will be technical communication workshops on GIT, Minimalism, Microlearning and more. Speakers include Liz Fraley, Mysti Berry, Dawn Stevens, Beth Chagrin, Andrew Davis, Tom Johnson, Jenn Leaver, Sarah Maddox, Jeffrey Maramba, Gwen McLean, Gavin Nichols and Cynthia Rich.

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Jan. 1, 2017 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Jan. 5, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: The Editor as Collaborator – Communication Makes the Difference

Speaking: Lori Meyer

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Jan. 10, 2017 12:00AM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Pub Social Night at Kilowatt Brewing

Speaking: Chapter members

Venue: Kilowatt Brewing, 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92111

Date: Jan. 18, 2017 6:00PM 

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter

Topic: Leveraging Structured Authoring/DITA Techniques When All You Have are Unstructured Tools

Speaking: Monique Semp

Venue: Salesforce office at 121 Spear St. in the Rincon Center, San Francisco, CA 94105

Date: Jan. 20-21, 2017 9:00AM

Org: TC Camp

Topic: Technical communication workshops on GIT, Minimalism, Microlearning and more

Speaking: Liz Fraley, Peter Gruenbaum, Mysti Berry, Dawn Stevens, Beth Chagrin, Andrew Davis, Tom Johnson, Jenn Leaver, Sarah Maddox, Jeffrey Maramba, Gwen McLean, Gavin Nichols Cynthia Rich and many more

Venue: Hospitality Management Building, Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan. 23, 2017 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Modern Technical Writing

Speaking: Andrew Etter

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan. 23, 2017 8:00AM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Power Job Searching

Speaking: Mike Sanders

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780

Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 3:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: DITA Listening Session

Speaking: Chapter members

Venue: Xeditor (inside the Galvanize Building), 111 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Date: Jan. 24-25, 2017 9:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: CIDM IDEAS Winter Online Conference—Understanding User Needs

Speaking: Patty Gale Vijay Kulkarni, Marie Louise Flacke, Eric Kuhnen, Nathalie Cotté, Siva Reddy Bora,Don Bridges, Kirsten Peterson, Jacob Royal, Jess Caldwell, Jack Henry, Lynn Chesler and many more

Venue: Online

Date: Jan. 28, 2017 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Touchstone Awards

Speaking: Richard Mateosian and Patrick Lufkin

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

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Dec. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Dec. 1, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Annual East Bay STC Holiday Party

Speaking: STC Members

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400
San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Dec. 6, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Standards for Information Development

Speaking: JoAnn Hackos

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400
San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Dec. 14, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Writing for the Space Program

Speaking: Peter Basch

Venue: Highlands Country Club 110 Hiller Drive , Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Dec. 19, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Holiday Schmooze

Speaking: David Hovey

Venue: Stein’s Beer Garden, 895 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

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Nov. 3, 2016 SVEC Open House

On Nov. 3, 2016 SVEC held its annual Open House at the TechShop in downtown San Jose. Speakers were Jim Newton, Founder, TechShop “STEAM Education & TechShop” Steve Mohr, Varian “Linear accelerators in the history of Varian”

Organizers were collecting donations to support afterschool STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) for disadvantaged youth.  They are partnering with TechShop which has a thriving after school STEAM program.  They are a nonprofit 501c3 and donations toward this initiative are fully deductible.  You can find out more about how to donate here: https://www.svec.org/techshoppartnership

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Nov. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Nov. 3, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: SVEC

Topic: SVEC Open House with TechShop Promoting STEAM Education

Speaking: Jim Newton, Steve Mohr

Venue: TechShop,  300 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Date: Nov. 3, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC East Bay Chapter

Topic: Version Control, Writers, and Workflows

Speaking: Richard Mateosian

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Nov. 8-9, 2016 9:00AM 

Org: CIDM

Topic: Applying Agile Management to Information Development

Speaking: Dawn Stevens

Venue: San Jose, CA

Date: Nov. 9, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Tech Writing and the American Medical Writers Association

Speaking: STC members

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Nov. 9, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Choosing the Right Tool

Speaking: Liz Fraley

Venue: Highlands Country Club 110 Hiller Drive , Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Nov. 14, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Open Authoring – Content Collaboration Across Disciplines

Speaking: Ralph Squillace

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Nov. 19, 2016 6:30PM

Org: STC West Coast Canada

Topic: Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator.

Speaking: Keith Barker

Venue: Willms Salon in the VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin@stcwestcoast.ca

Date: Nov. 21, 2016  6:00

Org: STC Puget Sound Chapter

Topic: Single Sourcing With MadCap Flare 12

Speaker: Neil Perlin

Venue: Online

Date: Dec. 13, 2016 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: BDD Case Study: Accurate and Useful Documentation for Developers

Speaking: Jason Faas

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Oct. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Oct. 1, 2016 8:00AM 

Org: Touchstone Awards

Topic: Accepting entries for regional competition, sponsored by the Bay Area STC chapters, benefitting the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship. Deadline Oct. 1, 2016.

Speaking: Richard Mateosian and Pat Lufkin

Venue: Oct. 8, 2016 at 2:00PM, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California 94618

Date: Oct. 6, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC East Bay Chapter

Topic: Applying Standard Approaches Toward Improving Usability

Speaking: Ron Stone

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Oct. 6-7, 2016 9:00AM 

Org: CIDM

Topic: Advanced Reuse Strategies

Speaking: Dawn Stevens and Brianna Stevens

Venue: San Jose, CA

Date: Oct. 11, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Tech Comm Job Search Progression at SDSU

Speaking: STC members

Venue: Scripps Terrace, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92115

Date: Oct. 11, 2016 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: DocOps: Iterating Toward an Agile-Integrated Continuous Publication Workflow

Speaking: Andrew McCollough

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Oct. 12, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: The Language of Cyber Security

Speaking: Tonie Flores

Venue: Highlands Country Club 110 Hiller Drive , Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Oct. 12, 2016 6:30PM

Org: STC West Coast Canada

Topic: Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café

Speaking: Technical communication professionals

Venue: To be announced. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin@stcwestcoast.ca

Date: Oct. 17, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Saving your sanity through better client relations

Speaking: Alisa Bonsignore

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Oct. 19, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter

Topic: How to Add Marketing to Your Skill Set

Speaking: Floyd Smith

Venue: Salesforce office at 121 Spear St. in the Rincon Center, San Francisco, CA 94105

Date: Oct. 25-28, 2016  9:00 AM

Org: LavaCon 2016

Topic: Content Strategy

Speaker: Jack Molisani and many others

Venue: Golden Nugget Hotel, 129 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV, 89101

Date: Oct. 25-28, 2016  10:00

Org: STC Puget Sound Chapter

Topic: What Are All These Features! Single Sourcing With MadCap Flare 12

Speaker: Neil Perlin

Venue: Webinar

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Sep. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Sep. 1, 2016 8:00AM 

Org: Touchstone Awards

Topic: Accepting entries for regional competition, sponsored by the Bay Area STC chapters, benefitting the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship. Deadline Oct. 1, 2016.

Speaking: Richard Mateosian and Pat Lufkin

Venue: Oct. 8, 2016 at 2:00PM, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California 94618

Date: Sep. 1, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC East Bay Chapter

Topic: Leading and Thriving in a Content Rich World

Speaking: Eeshita Grover

Venue: Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583

Date: Sep. 12-14, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: CIDM Best Practices

Topic: Maximizing Value—Reducing Waste: Moving to Leaner Practices, Processes, and Information Products

Speaking: Joanne Moleskin and many others

Venue: La Fonda On the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 and yes, I will be there.

Date: Sep. 13, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Watch, Discuss, and Win during Summer Webinar Mania

Speaking: STC members

Venue: Kilowatt Brewing, 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

Date: Sep. 13, 2016 6:00PM

Org: Write The Docs PDX

Topic: Surviving as Information Experience Designers in a Continuous Development World

Speaking: Tana Franko

Venue: New Relic 111 SW 5th Avenue, suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Sep. 14, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Mini Job Fair

Speaking: STC members

Venue: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA, Rooms A, B and C 94703

Date: Sep. 14, 2016 6:30PM

Org: STC West Coast Canada

Topic: Vancouver-Area Tech Comm Café

Speaking: Technical communication professionals

Venue: To be announced. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to admin@stcwestcoast.ca

Date: Sep. 19, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: How can technical writers thrive in agile environments?

Speaking: Daniel Doornbos, Bonnie Clark, Tom Johnson, Rosemary Picado and Jane Wilson

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Sep. 20, 2016 6:00PM

Org: Orange County STC

Topic: Get it in Writing: How to Write Statements of Work and Contracts for Content Development Projects

Speaking: Jack Molisani

Venue: DoubleTree Club, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707,

Date: Sep. 24, 2016  10:00 to 11:00 AM

Org: STC Puget Sound Chapter

Topic: Be the Captain of Your Career

Speaker: Jack Molisani

Venue: Webinar

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Aug. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: August 4th  12:00 to 1:30 PM

Org: STC Puget Sound Chapter

Topic: Best Practices for Creating Effective eLearning Video Demos

Speaker: Kevin Siegel

Venue: Online workshop

Date: Aug. 10, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Adopting Structured Authoring/DITA Best Practices for Any Toolset

Speaking: Monique Semp and Riley VanDyke

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Aug. 15, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Hunting for Dev Doc Work around the Bay

Speaking: Andrew Davis

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Aug. 31, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Watch, Discuss, and Win during Summer Webinar Mania

Speaking: Alice Brzovic and many others

Venue: Online

Date: Sep. 1, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC East Bay Chapter

Topic: Leading and Thriving in a Content Rich World

Speaking: Eeshita Grover

Venue: Check website for details

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Jul. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Jul. 1, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Watch, Discuss, and Win during Summer Webinar Mania

Speaking: Alice Brzovic and many others

Venue: Online

Date: Jul. 13, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Usability Testing: Why and How

Speaking: Jeff Johnson

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Jul. 18, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Summer Schmooze

Speaking: David Hovey

Venue: Sam’s Bar-B-Quemore, 1110 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

Date: Jul. 19, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Summer Networking Event

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: Brio Tuscan Grill, 774 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

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Jun. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Jun. 1, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Watch, Discuss, and Win during Summer Webinar Mania

Speaking: Alice Brzovic and many others

Venue: Online

Date: Jun. 2 , 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter

Topic: Chapter Celebration

Speaking: Melissa Amos

Venue: Nicholas Restaurant 3223 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

Date: Jun. 2, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: The Next Best Thing to Being There: A Recap of Summit 2016

Speaking: Lori Meyer, Liz Fraley, Gale Naylor, Bonnie Kim

Venue: Eddie Papa’s American Hangout,  4889 Hopyard Road,   Pleasanton, CA 94588

Date: Jun. 8, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Instructional Design and Training 101

Speaking: Madeleine Adkins

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Jun. 9, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Sacramento

Topic: Lightning Talks: How to Make Your Web Site a Super Hero

Speaking: TBA

Venue: Parallax Inc. 599 Menlo Dr #100, Rocklin, CA 95765

 

Date: Jun. 20, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Let’s Tell a Story – Scenario-Based Documentation

Speaking: Matt Ness

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jun. 28, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Modernize Your Documentation Workflow with MadCap Flare

Speaking: Mike Hamilton

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport  7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

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May 1, 2016 Events To Attend

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Date: Apr. 28 , 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter

Topic: Chapter Dissolution Vote

Speaking: Melissa Amos

Venue: Elmer’s Restaurant, Cornell Oaks, 1250 NW Waterhouse Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006

Date: May 5, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Responsive EPUB, Really?

Speaking: Scott Prentice

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: May 10, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: An overview of topic-based authoring, single-sourcing, and multi-channel publishing

Speaking: Mike Hamilton

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: May 11, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Making the Case for Documentation

Speaking: Paul Scott

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: May 15-18, 2016 9:00AM

Org: STC

Topic: STC Summit

Speaking: David Rose and many more

Venue: Anaheim Marriott, 700 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802

Date: May 24, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Bringing the Summit Home 2016

Speaking: Michael Opsteegh

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport  7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: May 23, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Writing tech docs like a hacker with Jekyll

Speaking: Tom Johnson

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: May 24, 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Technical Storytelling: Breathing Life into Technical Communication

Speaking: Allie Proff

Venue: Visit chapter website for more details.

 

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Apr. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Apr. 1, 2016 9:00PM

Org: RCA

Topic:  Viva Las Vegas

Speaking: Elvis Presley ;-)

Venue: Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Nevada

Date: Apr. 4 – 6, 2016 9:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic:  Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference

Speaking: Joanne Hackos and many others

Venue: Hyatt Regency Reston1800 Presidents Street Reston, Virginia 20190

Date: Apr. 4, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: How to Be Acquired? Surviving the Transition

Speaking: Meg Miranda

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Apr. 12, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Confluence and JIRA – Agile tools for documentation processes and more

Speaking: Evan Golden

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Apr. 13, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Clarity Above All: Writing to be Understood

Speaking: Joseph Devney

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Apr. 14-15, 2016, 8:00AM

Org: Writers UA

Topic: Software User Assistance

Speaking: Joe Welinske and many others

Venue: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043

Date: Apr. 14 , 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter

Topic: Tighten This LIVE!

Speaking: Marcia Riefer Johnston

Venue: Puppet Labs, 308 SW 2nd, Fifth Floor, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Apr. 18, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Shape of a Modern Technical Publications Organization

Speaking: Laura Bellamy

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Apr. 19, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Use your Content to Create Killer Courseware

Speaking: Matt Sullivan

Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport  Address 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: Apr. 19, 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Be the Captain of Your Career

Speaking: Jack Molisani

Venue: Online meeting. GoToMeeting login information will be sent by noon on April 19.

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Mar. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Feb. 29 – Mar. 4, 2016 9:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: DITA Boot Camp

Speaking: Dawn Stevens and Brianna Stevens

Venue: PACCAR, 1601 N 8th Street, Renton, WA (Seattle)

Date: Mar. 3, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Acing the Interview

Speaking: Andrew Davis

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Mar. 8, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Content Analytics for Technical Communicators

Speaking: Fer O’Neil and Sara Feldman

Venue: Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd #400, San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Mar. 8, 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: STC’s Certified Professional Technical Communicator: What Aspiring CPTCs need to Know

Speaking: Chris Lyons and Liz Pohland

Venue: Online meeting. GoToMeeting login information will be sent by noon on March 15.

Date: Mar. 9, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Networking for Introverts

Speaking: Rebecca Firestone

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Mar. 15, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Translation 101: Best Practices in Writing for Translation

Speaking: Janis Shea

Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport  Address 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: Mar. 21, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Faceted Navigation and Doc Portals

Speaking: Laralyn Melvin and Matangi Vaidyanatha

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Apr. 14-15, 2016, 8:00AM

Org: Writers UA

Topic: Software User Assistance

Speaking: Joe Welinske and many others

Venue: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043

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Feb. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Feb. 4, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: TC Camp Recap

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Feb. 9, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Pub Social Night

Speaking: Alice Brzovic and many others

Venue: Kilowatt Brewing, 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 (between Ruffner Road and Convoy Street)

Date: Feb. 9, 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Meeting the Challenge: Making Your UX Design Dreams a Reality

Speaking: Christina Wodtke, Kelly Franznick and Indi Young

Venue: Motif Seattle Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: Feb. 9-11, 2016, 8:00AM

Org: Writers UA

Topic: ConveyUX 2016

Speaking: Joe Welinske and many others

Venue: Motif Seattle Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: Feb. 10, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Keeping Up With Content in a Dynamic Environment

Speaking: Scott Prentice

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618

Date: Feb. 17, 2016 9:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: Reinventing Content Publishing

Speaking: Ann Beebe

Venue: Online

Date: Feb. 20, 2016 8:00AM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Time Management

Speaking: Mike Sanders

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 17231 E 17th St, Tustin, CA 92780

Date: Feb. 22, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Doc is Dead! How Walkthroughs Changed Salesforce’s Content Strategy

Speaking: Gavin Austin

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Feb. 25, 2016 6:00PM

Org: SVEC

Topic: 2016 Engineers Week Banquet

Speaker: Michael Trela and John Celli

Venue: Hyatt Hotel, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Jan. 1, 2016 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Jan. 1-31, 2016 12:00AM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: January Webinar Mania

Speaking: Marissa Marsala and many others

Venue: STC San Diego’s LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1871038/profile

Date: Jan. 7, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: WordPress Demystified

Speaking: Jane Olivera

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Jan. 11, 2016 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: A Knowledge Engineering Approach to Technical Communication

Speaking: Denny Brown

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan. 16, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Touchstone Awards

Speaking: Richard Mateosian and Patrick Lufkin

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Jan. 19, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Translation 101: Best Practices in Writing for Translation

Speaking: Janis Shea

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel, Orange County Airport, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: Jan. 19, 2016, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: FirstToSee Mobile App Project

Speaking: John DeWeese

Venue: Online (GoToMeeting)

Date: Jan. 21, 2016 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Adventures in Podcasting

Speaking: Luria Petrucci

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), 121 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Date: Jan. 22-23, 2016 9:00AM

Org: TC Camp

Topic: Workshops on APIs, Content Strategy, GIT-based Workflows, Keeping yourself marketable and UI/UX Design

Speaking: Liz Fraley, Beth Chagrin, Andrew Davis Tom Johnson, Jenn Leaver, Sarah Maddox, Jeffrey Maramba, Gwen McLean, Gavin Nichols Cynthia Rich and many more

Venue: Hospitality Management Building, Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan. 26-27, 2016 9:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: Measure Anything

Speaking: Teresa Acob, Mike Elder, Liane Ghosh, Rashmi Ramaswamy, Dawn Stevens and many more

Venue: Online

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Dec. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Dec. 8, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Holiday Party

Speaking: Improv Group “Funny Things”

Venue: Aladdin’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 5420 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

 

Date: Dec. 21, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Holiday Schmooze

Speaking: David Hovey

Venue: Stein’s Beer Garden, 895 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

 

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Nov. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Nov. 10, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Instructional Design Tools And Techniques That Technical Communicators Should Know

Speaking: Dave Howard

Venue: Karl Strauss Brewing Company Sorrento Mesa, 9675 Scranton Rd., San Diego, CA 92121

Date: Nov. 11, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Keeping Up With Content in a Dynamic Environment

Speaking: Maria Antonieta (Tonie) Flores

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA

Date: Nov. 12, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Sacramento

Topic: STC Summit Playback-Information Design for Technical Communicators

Speaking: Linda Oestreich

Venue: TownePlace Suites by Marriott, ownePlace Suites by Marriott, 10569 Fairway Drive, Roseville, CA 95678

Date: Nov. 16, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Version control workflows for help content

Speaking: Richard Mateosian

Venue: IHOP, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara CA 95054

Date: Nov. 17, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Letting Go of the Little Things

Speaking: Leah Guren

Venue: Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, Adams Hall (lower level), 308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

Note: Has Redmondo moved from Park Vista?

Date: Nov. 17, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: OCSTC Holiday Party: Dinner at the Boathouse Collective

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: The Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Date: Nov. 17, 2015 6:00PM

Org: SVEC

Topic: SVEC 2015 Open House Reception, Future of IOT (Internet of Things): Industrialize and Automate Everything

Speaking: Mahmood Khan, John J. Kowalchik and many others

Venue: Google (TC6-1-Comic Con), 815 11th Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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Oct. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Oct 1-2, 2015 9:00AM

Org:  Information Development World

Topic: Content strategy, leadership, tools, governance, localization, DITA, medical devices and more

Speaking: Scott Abel and many more

Venue: The Hilton DoubleTree San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

Date: Oct. 10, 2015 9:00AM

Org: STC Touchstone Competition

Topic: Deadline for Regional competition benefitting the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship, which supports technical communication students at local colleges.

Speaking: Richard Mateosian and Patrick Lufkin

Venue: STC Competition, c/o Herr, 5292 Kathy Way, Livermore, CA 94550

Date: Oct. 13, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Content Strategy for TechCom and MarCom: How a tech writer can navigate both fields

Speaking: Eric Fairbanks

Venue: Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #213, San Diego CA 92111

Date: Oct. 14, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Mini Job Fair

Speaking: Employers and recruiters

Venue: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA, Rooms A, B and C

Date: Oct. 20, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Open House and Speed Networking

Speaking: Employers and recruiters

Venue: UW Waterfront Activities Center, Lounge and Meeting Room, 3720 Montlake Blvd., Seattle, WA 98095

Date: Oct. 21, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Shipping content in a changing world

Speaking: Allen Fear

Venue: Salesforce, Rincon Center complex bounded by Mission, Howard, Spear, and Steuart Streets, San Francisco, CA

Date: Oct 8, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Sacramento

Topic: Remedial Documentation and the Contract Technical Writer

Speaking: Bruce Poropat

Venue: To be determined

Date: Oct. 12, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Spec Driven Development, RAML, & API Documentation

Speaking: Michael Stowe

Venue: IHOP, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara CA 95054

Date: Oct. 18, 2015 6:00PM

Org: LavaCon 2015

Topic: Plan, develop and manage your content development lifecycle

Speaking: Jack Molisani and many more

Venue: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal Street at Bourbon, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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Sep. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Sep. 1, 2015 9:00AM

Org: STC Touchstone Competition

Topic: Regional competition benefitting the Kenneth Gordon Scholarship, which supports technical communication students at local colleges.

Speaking: Richard Mateosian and Patrick Lufkin

Venue: STC Competition, c/o Herr, 5292 Kathy Way, Livermore, CA 94550

Date: Sep. 8, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: XML, XSL, and XSL:FO for Technical Communicators

Speaking: Walter Hanig

Venue: Elijah’s Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #213, San Diego CA 92111

Date: Sep. 9, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Technical Writer as Scrum Master: Expand Your Skill Set

Speaking: Gina Blednyh

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland CA

Date: Sep. 15, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: An Introduction to How Interactive Media Improves the UX

Speaking: Matt Sullivan

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel – Orange County Airport, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: Sep. 15, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: API Documentation: What, Why, and How

Speaking: Peter Gruenbaum, President of SDK Bridge

Venue: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond WA 98052

Date: Sep. 16, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Remedial Documentation and the Contract Technical Writer

Speaking: Bruce Poropat

Venue: Salesforce, Rincon Center complex bounded by Mission, Howard, Spear, and Steuart Streets, San Francisco, CA

Date: Sep. 16, 2015 7:00PM

Org: STC Sacramento

Topic: An Aggressive Approach to Concise Writing

Speaking: Joe Welinske

Venue: Webinar

Date: Sep. 21, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: How to Choose the Right Tool for Me

Speaking: Elizabeth Fraley

Venue: IHOP, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara CA 95054

Date: Sep. 21-23, 2015 6:00PM

Org: CIDM

Topic: Best Practices

Speaking: Ron Ricci and many more

Venue: Renaissance Vinoy 501 5th Avenue NE St. Petersburg FL 33701

Date: Sep. 30 – Oct 1, 2015 9:00AM

Org:  Information Development World

Topic: Content strategy, leadership, tools, governance, localization, DITA, medical devices and more

Speaking: Scott Abel,Rahel Anne Bailie, George Gopen, Colleen Jones, Ed Marshall, Chris Raulf, James Romano, Kevin Nichols and many more

Venue: The Hilton DoubleTree San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

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Jul. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

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Date: Jul. 8, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic:  A Making Yourself Marketable in 2015

Speaking: Andrew Davis

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Jul. 11, 2015 9:00AM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Knock ‘Em Dead LinkedIn Strategies

Speaking: Marissa Marsala

Venue: Elijah’s Deli and Restaurant, 7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, #213, San Diego, CA 92111

Date: Jul. 15, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Delighting Mobile Customers with Content for Apps, Videos, and a Social Media Campaign

Speaking: Marta Rauch

Venue: Salesforce Community Meeting Room, Rincon Center, on Howard Street between Steuart and Spear in San Francisco

Date: Jul. 20, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: EPUB – One format for all deliverables

Speaking: Scott Prentice

Venue: IHOP, Santa Clara, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jul. 21, 2015 8:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: OCSTC Networking Event

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue:  Wine Lab, 2937 Bristol Street A101B, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Jun. 26, 2015 STC Summit

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On June 25, 2015 in Columbus Ohio at the STC Summit, Silicon Valley chapter member Nathaniel Lim was awarded the honor of STC Fellow. Chapter Vice President Marta Rauch and Chapter Secretary Tom Johnson gave presentations. The picture below is courtesy of Nathaniel Lim, who is holding his certificate for Fellow. Tom is holding his certificate for Intercom Outstanding Guest-Edited Issue: September 2014, with a theme of “API Documentation.” Congratulations to all of them!

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Jun. 15, 2015 STC Andrew Davis Remote Work

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On June 15, 2015 in Santa Clara, STC Silicon Chapter hosted Andrew Davis of Synergistech. He discussed how to get remote positions. Basically: be really good, work harder, be a little bit cheaper, more trustworthy and show up in person on a regular basis.  Despite the technology network we are creating, employers want to see people working at their desks. It seems a contradiction as we move to a mobile society. For more details, I strongly recommend visiting his website.

I think there are a couple of factors driving the trend toward remote work. One of them is a rebellion against the open space office. While it may be cheaper to put employees in one big room, the noise and distractions make it difficult to concentrate or think, which is what knowledge workers are paid to do. If a company really wants to save money on square footage they should consider remote work.

Remote work is greener. Spending four hours day driving in traffic or even commuting on public transportation leaves a carbon footprint. Companies might even get a tax break for reducing it. That commute time is also time better spent solving problems.

Remote work promotes a balanced life. Employees can take care of older or younger family members. They can exercise and not need your gym. Oh, a flu epidemic is less likely to spread through your company.

Remote work externalizes operating costs. Employees pay for their own electricity, internet connections, insurance and utilities. They can live in affordable housing and not hipster hamster housing. Depending on where the company operates it might clarify a worker’s contract or full time employee tax status.

Remote work assists outsourcing. Employees can work with outsourced teams in another time zone easier from home if they don’t have to work nine to five on site.

Remote work increases the likelihood of a companys’ survival in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

Finally, if a remote position does not work out, it is easier to let someone go.

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Jun. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: June 4, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Vision Day

Speaking: Lori Meyer

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: June 10, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Remedial Documentation and the Contract Technical Writer

Speaking: Bruce Poropat

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: June 11, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Volunteeer Celebration

Speaking: Jean Richardson

Venue: Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant, 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland 97225

Date: June 11, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Sacramento

Topic: Monthly meeting

Speaking: Jill Elhonsali

Venue: Webinar

Date: June 15, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic:Remote tech writing – when and how, with Andrew Davis

Speaking: Andrew Davis

Venue: IHOP, Santa Clara, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: June 17, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: How Do I Pick the Right Tool For ME?

Speaking: Liz Fraley

Venue: Salesforce Community Meeting Room, Rincon Center, on Howard Street between Steuart and Spear in San Francisco

Date: June 21, 2015 8:00AM

Org: STC

Topic: STC Summit

Speaking:  Nancy Duarte and many others

Venue: Hyatt Regency, 350 North High Street, Columbus OH 43215

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