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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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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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
One tap mobile
+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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