Author Archives: Liz Fraley

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
13 Attending

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Note: You do not have to be an official STC or WTD member to attend the meeting.

Summit Recap – 7 Jun 2018 [Meeting]

Our presenters will enlighten us with their thoughts and notes from the 65th STC Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, held in May 2018.

This is what STC Summit is all about:

People from all over the world and from all different backgrounds attend the STC Summit! And it’s not just technical writers who attend: project managers, consultants, content architects, web managers, professors, developers, illustrators, and policy writers are just some of the many people you’ll meet at the Summit.

The STC Summit session topics cover many aspects of technical writing: editing, project management, usability, content management, intelligent design, and publication production.

Come and hear about the sessions our panelists attended, the people they met, and what they learned.

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From Open Source Volunteer to Full-Time Tech Writer – 3 May 2018 [Meeting]

Open source software projects provide writers (and software engineers) opportunities to develop their skills, make meaningful contributions, and produce authentic work samples. These projects are almost always looking for people to help out, including writing documentation and testing. But how do you get noticed when the primary communication channel is a mailing list, and no one knows who you are? Learn how Gale Naylor leveraged her open-source experience to change careers and become a full-time technical writer at Facebook.

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Maturing Your Information Development Processes – 5 April 2018 [Meeting]

What makes an industry leader in the area of information development? What practices are critical to the department’s success and predictors of the quality of content produced?

For over 20 years, Comtech and the Center for Information Development Management (CIDM) have partnered with leading information development organizations to assess and monitor the characteristics that define process maturity in the creation of technical content.

Tools, technology, and user expectations continue to evolve the content we produce. Similarly, the processes followed while creating that content should also adapt.

To respond to changing demands, we must leave behind our old concepts of information development management and adopt new definitions of process maturity.

Based on continuing conversations with leading information development organizations, this presentation examines key performance indicators for 10 characteristics that define mature organizations in today’s market.

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