Weekly Virtual Happy Hour!

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 December 18th, 2020. We’ll start them up again next year after the holidays.

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/88945452076

Please make sure your Zoom client is up to date and that you are signed in to your Zoom account. 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

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Wednesday, December 9th – Virtual Holiday Party

Description

Instead of having a December guest speaker, we will be hosting a virtual holiday party on Zoom!

The highlight for the evening will be our Creative Sharing time. During this time, we want to invite our members and guests to share their creative efforts with us. This can take any form, including but not limited to:

  • A short story or poem
  • A piece of art
  • A piece of music or rap
  • A video, either created by the sharer or showcasing them pursuing their passions
  • A craft project, such as a quilt or a sweater

We hope you will share your talents and passion with us as we come together to celebrate this season!


Event info

Time: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Location: Zoom

Program:
6:30 to 7:30: Networking
7:30 to 7:45: Announcements
7:45 to 8:30: Creative Sharing
8:30 to 8:45: Mad Libs, More Networking
8:45: Clear the room; move conversations to offline

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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.
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Recordings for November Meeting

Thanks to our fantastic speaker tonight, we were able to record the talk and post it here! Please pay extra attention to Maggie’s disclaimers in the beginning.

Mosaic Theory of Information Security: For Writers

November 11th, 2020 – Maggie Fero

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Click here to see Maggie’s slides on Slideshare.

For those of you who want a deeper dive, Maggie also gave a talk earlier this year for Write the Doc Bay Area. Here are the links to her talk and her slides!

What Not to Document — And Why

June 24th, 2020 – Maggie Fero (given for Write the Docs Bay Area)

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Wednesday, November 11th – Mosaic Theory of Information Security: For Writers

Speaker: Maggie Fero

Description

In finance, a concept called mosaic theory says that non-material information in sufficient quantities can be combined to constitute useful information. Investment analysts using this principle combine non-material information to develop significant insights into companies’ upcoming results without verging into insider trading.

In other words, a lot of insignificant details, like you might include in your documentation or share to social media, can be combined to deduce significant aspects of your or your organization’s private data. In non-financial information security, a similar principle applies. Small divergences from usual patterns can, when combined together, give a competitor or potential attacker hints about your organization’s strategy, upcoming product launches, or your private personal information.

In this talk, we discuss types of information you want to avoid posting about yourself or your organization to avoid unintentional disclosures.

About the Speaker

Margaret is passionate about information security, technical writing, and interdisciplinary connections. She holds the GSEC, GCIH, and GCIA security certifications. She has also written UX copy, compliance documentation, and user-facing documentation for a variety of industries. She has spoken at conferences including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), ToorCon, Abstractions II, and Write The Docs Day: Australia.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 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

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Meeting ID: 865 4012 4581
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Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price.
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings at the member price.
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings. See the link above for tickets.
  • 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 August, September, and October Meetings

As many of you know, we’ve been running our meetings virtually for the last few months. With the gracious permission of our fantastic speakers, we’ve been able to record their presentations! I’m happy now to post the recordings for the August, September, and October meetings here.

Independent Contractor/Employee Classification of Workers in California: The Devil is in the Details

August 12th, 2020 – Denis Kinney

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The Holy Trifecta of Translation

September 9th, 2020 – Val Swisher

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Tell Your Story the Walt Disney Way: Adding Disney Imagineering to Your Technical Communication Toolbok

October 14th, 2020 – Lou Prosperi

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Wednesday, October 14th – Tell Your Story the Walt Disney World Way: Adding Disney Imagineering to Your Technical Communication Toolbox

Speaker: Lou Prosperi

Description

Since the opening of Disneyland in 1955, Disney’s Imagineers have been entertaining audiences of all ages at Disney parks around the world by bringing stories to life through immersive and engaging experiences.

From 1955 through today, storytelling has been at the heart of everything the Imagineers do, and the key to the Imagineers’ storytelling is effective communication. What does that have to do with technical communication? More than you might think!

This presentation explores a number of Imagineering Storytelling tools – practices and principles used by Walt Disney Imagineering in the design and construction of Disney parks and attractions – and how those same tools can be applied to technical communication and information development to help us effectively communicate with our audiences.

About the Speaker

Lou Prosperi has over 30 years of technical writing experience. He is a Senior Manager of Documentation and Curriculum at Oracle, based out of Burlington, MA. Lou styles himself as an “Imagineer Evangelist” and has published two books on the subject. His first, The Imagineering Pyramid: Using Disney Theme Park Design Principles to Develop and Promote Your Creative Ideas, was published in April 2016. His second, The Imagineering Process: Using the Disney Theme Park Design Process to Bring Your Creative Ideas to Life, was published in May 2018.


Event info

Time: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 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
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Meeting ID: 832 5594 1040
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Meeting ID: 832 5594 1040
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ksKvvthQU


Important notes:

  • Members of other chapters welcomed. If you belong to another STC chapter, you can attend our meetings for the regular price.
  • IABC members welcome. All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings at the member price.
  • Non-members can attend. You don’t have to be a member to attend our meetings. See the link above for tickets.
  • 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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