Author Archives: Liz Fraley

Here’s what we’re planning for 2019

We at STC East Bay 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 on a more predictable schedule, better access to talent and knowledge from our other chapters in the Bay Area, and greater flexibility for us–and you–when it comes to planning events.

What’s the big idea?

The idea is to merge the East Bay, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley chapters into one mega-chapter, tentatively called STC Northern California (or STC NorCal).

Why make the change?

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Holiday Party – 6 December 2018 [Meeting]

Happy Holidays! Come to our year-end meeting, our annual holiday party. The chapter will buy your dinner and any non-alcoholic drinks for free. Come and socialize with other members and friends during this casual holiday party.

We have three traditions for our holiday party:

  1. Share your creativity
  2. Win a mystery gift
  3. Have fun

The chapter will buy your dinner and any non-alcoholic drinks! As with all STC East Bay events, you do not need to be a member to participate in the events. (The chapter will still buy your dinner.)

All you have to do is send us an email to RSVP and let us know you’re coming.
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Privacy on the Internet…I don’t think so – 1 November 2018 [Meeting]

You will be provided with real world examples by a presenter whose primary work is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigation, along with an extensive handout containing various domestic and international websites for gathering intelligence, tips for searching, list of available tools, and list of OSINT experts to which you can turn when you have specific needs. We will delve into privacy plus the ups and down of LinkedIn, Amazon, social networking and online searching such as Spokeo.

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Genre Conventions in Documentation Contributor Support – 4 October 2018 [Meeting]

In this talk, Claire Lundeby will discuss various types of support, both published materials and otherwise, for documentation contributors to open-source software projects. She will review shared characteristics for such published materials, in an attempt to identify genre conventions, as well as provide an overview of material provided by multiple open-source project communities and open-source documentation contribution events.

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Lightning Talks at Workday – 13 September 2018 [Event]

Lightning Talks are coming to Pleasanton September 13, in a meetup co-sponsored by Workday, Write The Docs, and East Bay STC.

The talks are an open-mike format that allots a few minutes (usually five) to each speaker so that the evening can include a multitude of topics. It’s a great opportunity to find out what’s going on locally in technical writing or for you to talk about a topic or project that others might want to know about.

If you want to find out more about Write The Docs or Workday, you can do that, too. To RSVP for the event, see the listing at Meetup.com.

See the Meetup event listing at for times and other details like the exact address and information about parking, transportation and other thing

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Introduction to Lightweight DITA

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018, 6:00 PM
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Note: You do not have to be an official STC or WTD member to attend the meeting.