Weekly Virtual Happy Hour!

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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 rest of the summer! 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/89861985007

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

Wednesday, May 13 – Meeting CANCELED

Due to safety concerns and the recent shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area, including Alameda County, we are canceling this month’s meeting.

Here’s more information about the order: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/Bay-Area-must-shelter-in-place-Only-15135014.php

We’re exploring other ways, such as virtual coffee meetups, to meet up with you online (for example, Zoom). We’ll keep you posted.

We hope to organize the June meeting, but it will depend on the situation.

We‘ll send out any necessary updates via email, so please make sure to check your email regularly.

On behalf of the STC-Berkeley leadership team, I wish everyone good health. Please stay safe.

Sincerely,
Nicki L Davis, PhD
President, Berkeley chapter, Society for Technical Communication.

May Virtual Happy Hour

Hello all! It is my pleasure to announce our first virtual happy hour for STC Berkeley!

Even when we’re sheltering in place, we can still socialize! Come join us on Zoom on Friday, May 8th, at 5 pm Pacific Time. Bring your favorite drink and snacks, and enjoy some company from the comfort and safety of your home!

If you are interested, Nicki will be sending an email with more information soon. You can also use this link to access the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86942268206.

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.

Wednesday, April 8 – MEETING CANCELED!

Due to safety concerns and the recent shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area, including Alameda County, we are canceling this month’s meeting.

Here’s more information about the order: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local-politics/article/Bay-Area-must-shelter-in-place-Only-15135014.php

We’re exploring other ways, such as virtual coffee meetups, to meet up with you online (for example, Zoom). We’ll keep you posted.

We hope to organize the May meeting, but it will depend on the situation.

We‘ll send out any necessary updates via email, so please make sure to check your email regularly.

On behalf of the STC-Berkeley leadership team, I wish everyone good health. Please stay safe.

Sincerely,
Nicki L Davis, PhD
President, Berkeley chapter, Society for Technical Communication.

Wednesday, March 11 – User Experience: What it is and Why Tech Writers Should Care

Speaker: Nicki Davis

Description

Back in the day, tech writers were the vanguard of software usability; the way to make software easier to use was to write a better user manual. But then along came usability, and writers discovered that they could better serve their readers by helping engineers to make software easier to use. Writers also made their instructions more accessible by providing user assistance in the form of UI text, tooltips, and context-sensitive help.

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