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.
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
One constant challenge for K-12 science teachers is explaining the relevance of technical writing to the future success of their students, especially those disinterested in STEM in the first place. This motivational challenge received some unexpected help this year from supporters near and far of EBSTC’s technical literacy outreach project. Continue reading
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
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