Devil Mountain Views Home Page
Newsletter of the East Bay Chapter of STC

Supporting technical communication in the
San Francisco Bay Area
since 1962

September/October 2007

Printer Friendly Version (1338 KB PDF)
About Devil Mountain Views
Send Us Your Comments



President's Message

Editor's Message

Your EBSTC Leaders

Meeting Information


STC Board of Directors Visits Bay Area

Welcome to Bay Area sign
Patrick Lufkin summarizes the STC Board's three-day visit to the San Francisco Bay Area during August.

Creating Structured Documentation -- Will You Lead or Follow?

Andrew Davis tells us about structured writing, which uses the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) content template. DITA is an XML-based architecture for authoring, producing, and delivering technical information. Technical communicators can be pivotal to structured authoring initiatives. Andrew cites specific ways you can boost your value if your company is headed in this direction.

2007 Gordon Scholarship Winners Announced

Patrick Lufkin the winners for 2007 of the Dr. Kenneth M. Gordon Memorial Scholarship.

Call for Entries: 2007-08 Northern California Technical Communication Competition

Patrick Lufkin issues a call for entries to the 2007-08 Northern California Technical Communication Competition co-sponsored by the Berkeley, East Bay, North Bay, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley STC chapters. He gives background information about the competition, the entry deadline, where to send entries, and an extensive checklist of pertinent information about submitting entries.

Call for Judges: 2007-08 Northern California Technical Communication Competition

Richard Mateosian, Competition Director of the Northern California Technical Communication Competition, issues a call for judges in the upcoming 2007-08 competition. Time is of the essence, so please read this article and act quickly.



To STC Home Page



Award of Excellence 2004-2005 Newsletter Competition
Award of Merit
STC International Newsletter Competition