Virtual Happy Hours for 2021

Posted on January 14, 2021 by Rachel Lamb

By popular demand, we are continuing our virtual happy hours in 2021! Please join us between 5 pm and 7 pm Pacific Time each Friday for good company and interesting conversations. You do not need to be an active member or part of STC to participate. All are welcome!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89662361358

Meeting ID: 896 6236 1358
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Meeting ID: 896 6236 1358
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdKYZPYFSD

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Lamb at lambra1674@gmail.com or stcberkeley@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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Recordings for May Meeting

Hello all! Here are the recordings for the May 12th meeting. I do apologize for the delay in getting these up.

Click here to view the video of Andrew Davis’ presentation, How COVID Changed Tech Comm Careers.

Click here to listen to the audio.

Andrew has also graciously provided his speaker’s notes! You can view the notes with slides here and without slides here. Many thanks again to Andrew Davis for the wonderful presentation!

Stay safe, everyone!

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Wednesday, May 12th – How COVID Changed Tech Comm Careers

Speaker: Andrew Davis

Description

The pandemic rewrote many of the rules for tech writers. From WFH (work from home) norms to hiring to compensation, the world is different now. Some of the changes are already obvious, others much less so. Andrew will take a deep dive into COVID’s implications for your career and suggest ways you can benefit. He’ll also field your questions and advise about specific situations, so come ready to ask questions.

About the Speaker

Andrew Davis recruits technical content developers in Silicon Valley.

He is a former software industry Technical Writer and has a reputation for both understanding and championing the role of content development. He recruits Technical Writers, Technical Trainers, Courseware Developers, Instructional Designers, and Technical Marketing Writers for challenging staff and contract roles.

Andrew enjoys helping those who communicate complex information get ahead by recognizing and refining their value to technology companies. He’s candid and connected and, just as importantly, he likes to help tech industry workers gain their independence and operate without intermediaries.

He’d be happy to recruit you (or recruit for you) if you want his help.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83533042391?pwd=WHIvR3FraVl3ckJJVXp1UXJKR0lFZz09

Meeting ID: 835 3304 2391
Passcode: 695296
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,83533042391#,,,,*695296# US (San Jose)
+14086380968,,83533042391#,,,,*695296# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 835 3304 2391
Passcode: 695296
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ktWSvYqYa


Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • 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.
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Recording for April Meeting

Hello all! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe!

The recordings for the April 14th meeting are now live! Here are the links.

You can view the video recording here.

You can listen to the audio here.

Furthermore, Aaron has provided this Google Doc with further resources. You can also visit his website for further insights and resources. 

Thank you again to Aaron for speaking to us!

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Recording for March Meetings

Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. The recordings from the March meeting are now available!

Click here to see the video recording of Mastering Your Website 201.

Click here to listen to the audio recording of Mastering Your Website 201.

Thank you again to our wonderful speaker, Tim Esposito!

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Wednesday, April 14th – How to Get a Job in Technical Writing

Speaker: Aaron Redshaw

Description

Getting a Job in Technical Writing, by Aaron Redshaw, will be a practical talk about the steps you can take to become a technical writer. It will include what works and what doesn’t work in the Bay Area. He will also discuss tools and methods of learning some of the highly sought after technical subjects: Programming languages, API documentation, git, and more.

Resources will be shared with all participants.

About the Speaker

Aaron Redshaw grew up in rain-soaked Oregon, but moved to sunny California soon after high school. He has had many jobs over the years, but was a high school English teacher for fifteen years. For almost a year now he has worked for Amazon as a technical programmer writer. He is married, has two teenage boys, and lives in Santa Cruz.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:00: Networking
7:00 to 7:15: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30: Presentation
8:30 to 8:45: More networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81760436014

Meeting ID: 817 6043 6014
One tap mobile
+14086380968,,81760436014# US (San Jose)
+16699006833,,81760436014# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 817 6043 6014
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcQSAFEfnz


Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price (free for virtual events).
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for San Francisco Bay STC General Meetings at the member price (free for virtual events).
  • 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.
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