Weekly Virtual Happy Hour!

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Hello all! It is my pleasure to announce an update to our weekly virtual happy hour for San Francisco Bay STC!

We’ll be continuing our weekly happy hours through the rest of the summer! We meet every Friday starting at 5 pm Pacific Time. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a member of our chapter, a member of another chapter, or a friend of any of our members. Bring your favorite drink and snacks, and enjoy some company from the comfort and safety of your home! We would love to have you!

If you are interested, click this link to access the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82375131792

If you have questions, contact me at at lambra1674@gmail.com.

I hope to see you there. In the meantime, stay safe out there!

Sincerely,
Rachel Lamb
VP for Programs, Berkeley chapter, Society for Technical Communication

Wednesday, August 12 – Independent Contractor/Employee Classification of Workers in California: The Devil Is In the Details

Speaker: Denis Kenny, Experienced Labor and Employment Attorney

Description

Many technical writers work as independent contractors rather than as employees, working on a freelance basis and handling taxes and benefits differently. With this in mind, how will recently passed legislation affect independent contractors in California?

Join us as attorney Denis Kenny explains:

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July 8th – Tech Comm Trivia Night

Speaker: Jack Molisani

Hello everyone! After a few months of inactivity and uncertainty, we’re pleased to announce our first virtual chapter meeting for STC San Francisco Bay! This follows the merger of the Berkeley, East Bay, and San Francisco Chapters.

Please join us this Wednesday, July 8th, via Zoom for a Tech Comm Trivia Night hosted by Jack Molisani! Come prepared for a variety of questions and a good time!

About Our Speaker
Jack Molisani is the president of ProSpring Technical Staffing, specializing in engineering and content professionals. Every year, he runs the LavaCon Content Strategy Conference, which this year he has cunningly reworked to a virtual format. He has been an STC Fellow since 1998. Jack is passionate about technical communication, content strategy, and user experience.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom 

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Meeting ID: 861 3443 3279
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Program:

6:30 to 7:00 pm: Conversation

7:00 to 7:15 pm: Announcements

7:15 to 8:30 pm: Presentation

8:30 to 9:00 pm: Conversation, follow up on job announcements


Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings.
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings.
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings. 
  • Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.

Wednesday, May 13 – Meeting CANCELED

Due to safety concerns and the recent shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area, including Alameda County, we are canceling this month’s meeting.

Here’s more information about the order: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/Bay-Area-must-shelter-in-place-Only-15135014.php

We’re exploring other ways, such as virtual coffee meetups, to meet up with you online (for example, Zoom). We’ll keep you posted.

We hope to organize the June meeting, but it will depend on the situation.

We‘ll send out any necessary updates via email, so please make sure to check your email regularly.

On behalf of the STC-Berkeley leadership team, I wish everyone good health. Please stay safe.

Sincerely,
Nicki L Davis, PhD
President, Berkeley chapter, Society for Technical Communication.

May Virtual Happy Hour

Hello all! It is my pleasure to announce our first virtual happy hour for STC Berkeley!

Even when we’re sheltering in place, we can still socialize! Come join us on Zoom on Friday, May 8th, at 5 pm Pacific Time. Bring your favorite drink and snacks, and enjoy some company from the comfort and safety of your home!

If you are interested, Nicki will be sending an email with more information soon. You can also use this link to access the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86942268206.

I hope to see you there. In the meantime, stay safe out there!

Sincerely,
Rachel Lamb
VP for Programs, Berkeley chapter, Society for Technical Communication.