On May 5, 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek Paul M. Barrett and Brad Stone wrote “Tech Hubris” about a Silicon Valley antitrust case handled by US District Judge Lucy Koh. Lawyers of 64,000 technical employees accused Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar of conspiring to keep wages down and keep them from moving from one company to another. Google’s Eric Schmidt said “I don’t want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later.” The companies agreed to pay 324 million dollars. Elevation Partners’ Roger McNamee said “This is one of hundreds of examples in which our economy has been corrupted by the intense concentration of power and wealth.” It seems odd that CEOs who glorify free market competition would want to keep their workers benefitting from it the same way they do.
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On January 26, 2013 in Santa Clara at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, the TC Camp featured the following speakers and topics:
Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe “Author and Review Cycle with Adobe Tech Comm Suite 4 and HTML5 output”
Sharon Burton, SharonBurton.com “What if we’re all doing the same thing?”
Michael Hahn, Alphabetical By Author “XML 15 Years Later – WTF?”
Scott Prentice, Leximation “PDFs from DITA without Compromising Quality and Control”
Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions “Thinking like a librarian – Applying categorization strategies to technical content”
Linda Morone and Rhonda Wainwright, DCL “A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for a Legacy Conversion Project”
Michael Hamilton, MadCap Software “Authoring and Publishing Using MadCap Flare”
Jean Kaplansky, Aptara Corp “What Do I Spy With My Little Eye? Why, It’s HTML5”
Marta Rauch, Oracle, “Mobile Usability Guidelines to Implement Now”
John Sillari, Dayton Brown Technical Services Division on “IETM/IETP Development”
BTW: The next STC Silicon Valley chapter meeting will be on Monday February 18, 2013 at Harry’s Hofbrau 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 366-3733. Linda Urban will present “Topic-based Authoring: Why Bother?”
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On July 28, 2011 in Santa Clara, the STC Silicon Valley Chapter invited Tom Aldous to talk about Adobe’s Technical Communication Suite 3. The suite consists of FrameMaker 10, RoboHelp 9, Capitivate 5, PhotoShop CSS, Acrobat X Pro and Bridge CSS. After a drawing, somebody went home with a free copy.
Our members peppered him with questions about the new version that they deal with everyday. Unstructured Frame documents can be converted to structured with a single click. Preparing documents for DITA is just as fast. Two questions occurred to me this morning that I should have asked. First, can I import and export HTML5 video for those clients who do not support Flash? Second, does Adobe plan to develop a version of Frame for HP’s new WebOS?
On the job front, people who come to meetings are getting jobs. Keep your skills sharp.
BTW: STC Silicon Valley Chapter Treasurer Gillian Flato announced our website is now ready for advertising and sponsoring. Nice work Gillian!
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On February 25, 2010 in San Jose at Adobe Systems, SDForum’s Tech Women’s Event was “What’s Up with Mobile ?” Irene Lefton, Director of Professional Services and Support, ABBYY USA Software moderated panelists Auste Viesulas, Senior Manager of Business Development at Adobe, Ursula Oesterle, Vice President of Innovation at Swisscom, Yoon Choi, Controller at Samsung Ventures and Rick Pierson of ABBYY. They discussed the opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the current state of the mobile industry and its future. There are seven billion people on the planet and five billion have cell phones. One billion of them have access to the internet through their mobile devices and demand is growing everyday. Meeting that demand will not only be the biggest business opportunity of the century but the biggest change in the way we live.
UPDATE: As of March 11, 2014 Auste Viesulas was a Digital Publishing Specialist at Adobe Systems. Text from DJCline.com
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