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The latest change to this website was made on April 24, 2017.

April 2017 Chapter Meeting

Register now, on our reservation page

Topic:

    Speed, control, and quality: Choosing between open source and closed source content

    Is your product growing quickly or slowly? Are you working with organizations that want to contribute? How much of it do you actually want to own? How obsessed are you with content quality? How much chaos can you stomach? These are the questions I ask myself whenever I'm debating between creating an open source or closed source project.

    In this presentation, I'll guide you through my decision-making process, tell you some of my mistakes, and open the floor up for questions and conversation.

    Jared Bhatti is a docs manager and tech writer at Google. He manages content for Google Cloud (cloud.google.com) and the open source project Kubernetes (Kubernetes.io). In his limited spare time, he enjoys cooking extravagant dishes, reading trashy science fiction, and petting his cats.

    Date:

      Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Times:

      6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking, conversation & dinner
      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
      9:00 to 9:15 pm: Clear the room; move conversations to the sidewalk

    Location:

      Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California


    Monthly Chapter Meetings

    The Berkeley chapter meets the second Wednesday of the month.

    We meet at the Highlands Country Club in Oakland, CA.


    RSVP

    Use our reservations page to reserve a space for this meeting.


Chapter Meeting Fees

For the meeting and dinner, reserved on the Chapter's website in advance:

  • Members: $12
  • Non-members: $20
  • Students/Low Income: $6

For the meeting and dinner, at the door:

  • Members: $16
  • Non-members: $24
  • Students/Low Income: $9

Note: If you do not reserve dinner in advance, dinner may or may not be available on a walk-in basis. We order dinner for the number of reservations plus a few walk-ins.

To attend the program only, reserved in advance:

  • Members: $6
  • Non-members: $10
  • Students/Low Income: $3

To attend the program only, at the door:

  • Members: $10
  • Non-members: $14
  • Students/Low Income: $6

NOTE ONE: Non-members are always welcome to STC meetings.

NOTE TWO: All members of the San Francisco Chapter of the IABC are welcome to register for Berkeley STC General Meetings at the member price.

Interested in becoming a member?


Chapter Meetings Agenda

  • 6:00 to 7:00: Networking, conversation, and dinner
  • 7:00 to 7:15: Chapter business, announcements, introductions, jobs needed and available*
  • 7:15 to 8:30: Formal program
  • 8:30 to 9:00: Conversation, off-line questions for the speakers, follow-up on job announcements
  • 9:00 to 9:15: Clear the room, move conversations to the sidewalk

 *Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions. Please bring job listings for distribution. Recruiters may introduce themselves, but may not describe open positions in detail. Save that for one-on-one after the program.


Location and Directions

Highlands Country Club
110 Hiller Drive
Oakland, California

Directions to Highlands Country Club

NOTE: The club's parking lot is for members only. Please park on the street. (There's typically plenty of on-street parking right along Hiller Drive.)

  • From San Francisco

      Cross the Bay Bridge to I-580 Eastbound. Remain in the right lane, until Highway 24 Eastbound (toward Berkeley and Walnut Creek). Continue eastbound until the Tunnel Road off-ramp. Ext will loop around to the west, crossing back over Highway 24. Turn left at the stop sign. Follow Tunnel Road/Caldecott Lane to traffic signal. Veer to the right, and follow Hiller Drive halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From Walnut Creek

      Take Highway 24 Westbound through the Caldecott Tunnel. Stay in the right-hand lane, taking the first exit after the tunnel ends, the Tunnel Road exit, going towards Berkeley. Follow Tunnel Road to the complex intersection and stop light, at Tunnel Drive, Hiller Drive, and Highway 13. Veer to the right, and continue halfway up the hill on Hiller Drive. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From I-80 and Berkeley

      Take Ashby Avenue to the Highway 13 exit. Ashby becomes Tunnel Road at the Claremont Hotel. Continue on Tunnel Road (through the split-level section) to the stoplight just before the Highway 24 overcrossing. Remain in the left lane and make a sharp left U-turn around the Firestorm Memorial Garden, on to Hiller Drive. Continue halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From Hayward

      Take I-580 Westbound to Highway 13 north. Continue on Highway 13 past the overcrossing of Highway 24. At the stoplight, turn right, then left, onto Hiller Drive. Continue halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.

  • From the South Bay

      Take I-880 toward Oakland. You will pass both the Dumbarton (84) and San Mateo (92) bridges. At exit 31A, merge onto I-238 S toward Castro Valley/Stockton/I-580. After 2.3 miles, take exit 14 to merge onto I-580 W toward Oakland. After 8.5 miles, make a slight right onto CA-13 N/Warren Fwy. Continue on Highway 13 past the exit for Highway 24. At the light, turn right onto Tunnel Rd and make an immediate left onto Hiller Drive. Drive halfway up the hill. Highlands Country Club will be on the right-hand side of the street.



Chapter Meeting Program Ideas?

If you have a suggestion for a meeting topic you'd like to hear more about or if you'd like to be a presenter, send an email to Alice Beckett, our VP for Programs.


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