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
Note: You do not have to be an official STC or WTD member to attend the meeting.
Lisa’s talk will cover two topics:
- Competitive Analysis: How NETGEAR went about learning from our competitors
- Friendly Documentation: How NETGEAR is working on making its documentation friendlier
Did you know that a member of the EBSTC chapter is the newly elected President of STC? We were both proud and honored to have Jane Wilson at our June 7 dinner meeting to share thoughts on the 65th STC Annual Conference in May. At her side were Philip Powers, president of the Silicon Valley chapter and Liz Fraley of Single-Sourcing Solutions. Liz Miller also introduced a special guest and a new EBSTC partnership. Read more…
Many STC members work as tech writers, but some are still figuring out how to break in to the business. A few years ago the EBSTC’s current chapter president, Gale Naylor, wanted to transition from a career in education into a tech-writing position, so she came up with a clever, methodical and ultimately effective strategy for making the leap. The best thing about it, as Gale explained at the EBSTC’s chapter meeting on May 3, is that her strategy is open to all comers willing to devote some time and energy to the open-source community. And it helped her land a job as a tech writer at Facebook.
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.