Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to Be Acquired? Surviving the Transition – 7 Apr 2016 [Meeting]

In this talk, Meg Miranda of Cisco Systems, Inc. will share her experiences managing two teams from startup through corporate acquisitions and provide some tips that can help you and your teams survive the transition with grace.

Both acquisitions were of software companies by traditionally hardware companies, Meg will describe the challenges that you can encounter during the transition. Meg will also share suggestions for how to manage similar transitions, including what to avoid, how to work with stakeholders, and how to manage risk.

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Devil Mountain Views – First Quarter 2016 Issue

President’s Message (Liz Miller)

One of the best things about reviving the Devil Mountain Views is this opportunity to connect with EBSTC members I may never get to meet in person. I want our chapter to live up to everyone’s expectations, whether you prefer virtual participation or our lively educational dinner events at Mimi’s Cafe. Here are a few ways every member is empowered to drive our strategic direction. Continue reading

Editor’s Message

EBSTC’s Community Service Project

Since 1998, EBSTC has been running a technical literacy project with the goal of introducing students to basic technical writing techniques. The driving force behind this is T. R. Girill, STC Fellow. In our feature story this issue, T. R. tells us how he received some unexpected help from supporters near and far. If you are interested in learning more about the technical literacy project, visit our website. Continue reading

Touchstone Awards Dinner Honors Technical Communication Excellence

The Touchstone technical communication competition honored excellent work in technical communication with an awards dinner on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The event was held in conjunction with the STC Berkeley Chapter’s annual party. Twenty-three entries won awards. The two Distinguished entries and nine Excellence entries are eligible to enter the STC International Summit Awards. The results of that competition will be announced at the STC Summit in Anaheim in May. Continue reading

TC Camp Unconference Report 2016

EBSTC February Program Recap

What’s trending in technical communication in the Bay Area? As many as 140 attendees learned about the latest tools and top skills for technical writing professionals at the fourth annual TC Camp held January 23, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif. The all-day event had five main workshops in the morning and 24 afternoon workshops that were run in an unconference format. Continue reading