How to thrive as a technical writer on a scrum team – 1 March 2018 [Meeting]

A common misconception about scrum is that it doesn’t value documentation. This presentation will cover the principles of scrum, providing an explanation of how this misconception occurred and how you can demonstrate the value that you bring to the team. We will also explore some skills, many of which you might already have, that will help you thrive as a technical writer in a scrum environment.

About Our Speaker

Shari Clare has traveled a winding path in her journey through scrum. Her first career was as an Elementary School Special Education teacher. She retrained to be a Tech Writer in 1993, and has worked at about a dozen high tech companies throughout Silicon Valley. She began learning about the scrum/agile in 2006 from Jeff McKenna, a founder of scrum, then became a Certified Scrum Master in 2010. She has worked with scrum teams while at previous jobs at Voltage/HP/HPE. She had been working for about year without the benefit of scrum at Zoom, and recently left to join Telenav, in large part to work at a company using a scrum environment.

Meeting Logistics

Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
New Location!  We now meet in the Pacific Room at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583.
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About our meetings

Note: You don’t have to be an official STC member to attend the meetings.

Directions

Going 680 North, take the Bollinger Canyon Road exit, turn right (east) onto Bollinger Canyon.
Going 680 South, take the Bollinger Canyon Road exit, turn left and cross over the freeway on Bollinger Canyon east.

From Bollinger Canyon Road east, take the first left onto Sunset Drive, then turn left on Bishop Drive. The San Ramon Marriott will be on Bishop Drive on the left. You will walk through the Bishop Grill to get to the Pacific room.

Parking – Park in the (gated) hotel parking lot. Bring the ticket inside with you: The restaurant will validate it, giving you free parking.

Schedule

5:30 – Networking
6:15 – Dinner
6:45 – Chapter Business
7:15 – Program
8:30 – Adjourn
We hold a raffle at the end of the meeting.

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