The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District has revealed their plan to enrich the annual district-wide science fair (Science Odyssey) for grades 1 to 12 to include a separate award for notebook quality starting in 2018. This reflects the integration of literacy and science activities that the East Bay STC chapter has supported for many years. A future newsletter article will discuss how this notebook award rolls out as details become available.
We are excited to share with you our new chapter website in WordPress!
- I’ll talk about some of the reasons we made this move.
- We’ll take a tour through the new site so you can see how to reach the information you want. This is your chance to ask your questions and to tell us what you want to see on the website.
- If there’s time, we’ll also look at how to use WordPress to update information on a page, or how to write a post (an article) for our newsletter.
This migration also creates opportunities not available before. You can now help the chapter while at the same time building your resume. It means you can volunteer without having to take on a big job. You can even volunteer without having to come to meetings!
Come if you want to learn about our new website, come if you’re interested in learning about WordPress! And please come even if you already have WordPress experience — we’d love to hear your input. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed reading our President’s Message about how she started her career as a technical communicator. In fact, it inspired me to mention my own humble beginnings!
I owe my first tech comm job-Technical Editor at Kaiser Permanente – to EBSTC.
I was volunteering as the newsletter editor (same as now) and the then – president of EBSTC managed a team of writers at Kaiser Permanente. She called me out of the blue one day to tell me about an urgent opening in her group and asked me if I was interested. Of course, I was! I started at Kaiser Permanente the very next week as a contractor and was hired as an employee three months later. The power of STC! Continue reading
Welcome back to another issue of the Devil Mountain Views. As we move towards the final quarter of 2016, STC has opened the 2017 membership season membership season. Renew today to get a discount on your membership. (Use the promo code STC2017 on the last page of the online application.) Continue reading
DMV Marches On – Albeit Slowly
This issue of Devil Mountain Views (DMV) comes a bit later than expected. We are at the beginning of the third quarter in the blink of an eye. EBSTC will take its annual summer break and will resume monthly programs in September.
Our feature article in this issue is about the benefits of volunteering at EBSTC – benefits to your career as well as to the chapter. Continue reading