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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+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)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
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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Wednesday, March 10th – Mastering Your Website 201

Speaker: Timothy Esposito

Description

You’ve created your domain, selected a hosting company, and installed WordPress. Your site is up and running, but is fairly straightforward and simple, and missing its 15 pieces of flair. Learn how to improve your site by integrating social media, mail lists, event calendars, and more. Go under the hood and tighten security, scan for viruses, have Google analyze your site visits, optimize for search engines, and FTP files to/from your web server. Work towards mastering your website!

This webinar is for those currently serving as webmasters, are incoming webmasters, or are interested in learning more about using WordPress and cPanel for their website.

About the Speaker

Timothy Esposito is an STC Fellow with over 20 years of technical communication experience. He is the STC Secretary and past President of the STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter. He lives just outside Philadelphia with his wife and son.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, March 10th, 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/86429975898

Meeting ID: 864 2997 5898
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+14086380968,,86429975898# US (San Jose)
+16699006833,,86429975898# 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)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 864 2997 5898
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kYTrLegR


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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Recordings for February Meeting

Hello all! The recordings for the February 2021 meeting are up!

Click here to view the video recording of Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil.

Click here to listen to the audio recording.

Many thanks again to our wonderful speaker, David Dylan Thomas! You can purchase his book or contact him direct on his website or listen to him on The Cognitive Bias Podcast! Dave has also provided this Google Doc with further resources on cognitive bias.

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Wednesday, February 10th – Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil

Speaker: David Dylan Thomas

Please note the time change! This meeting will start at 5:30 pm Pacific time!

Description

Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this talk I’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. I’ll then talk about some content strategy and design choices we can use in our apps, designs, and platforms to redirect or eliminate the impact of those biases. Finally, I’ll explore our own biases as designers and some methods to prevent our own blind spots from hurting users.

About the Speaker

David Dylan Thomas, author of the book Design for Cognitive Bias from A Book Apart, serves as Content Strategy Advocate at experience design firm Think Company and is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. He has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. He has presented at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, An Event Apart, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, IA Conference, Design and Content Conference, and the Wharton Web Conference on topics at the intersection of bias, design, and social justice.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 5:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
5:30 to 6:00: Networking
6:00 to 6:15: Announcements
6:15 to 7:30: Presentation
7:30 to 7:45: More networking
7:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88607302778

Meeting ID: 886 0730 2778
One tap mobile
+14086380968,,88607302778# US (San Jose)
+16699006833,,88607302778# 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)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
Meeting ID: 886 0730 2778
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc5qGXFLgg

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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Recordings for January Meeting

Hello all! The recordings for the January 2021 chapter meeting are up!

Click here to access the video of Mastering Your Website 101.

Click here to access the audio recording.

Tim also provided a PDF handout containing the slides and notes. You can access it here. 

Furthermore, Tim has recordings of other presentations he’s given over the years available on his website. Here’s a link directly to the presentations and Publications website. 

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