Tag Archives: Events To Attend

Feb. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Feb. 5, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: TC Camp Recap

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Feb. 10, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing

Speaking: Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions and TC Camp

Venue: Elijah’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, 8861 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037

Date: Feb. 11, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Voice Recordings for Technical Communication

Speaking: Robert Hershenow

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Feb. 14, 2015 10:00AM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Wine Tasting Trip To Gilroy

Speaking: Gillian Flato

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Feb. 17, 2015, 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: In-Sizing: Threat and Opportunity to Technical Communicators

Speaking: Mike Sanders

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport,  7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: Feb. 17, 2015, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: In the Beginning was the Word, and It Hasn’t Gone Away

Speaking: Bob Boiko, Information School of the University of Washington

Venue: Volt Technical Services11601 Willows Road, . WA 98052Redmond, WA 98052

Date: Feb 18, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Technical Communication

Speaking: TBA

Venue: Salesforce Community Meeting Room, Rincon Center, on Howard Street between Steuart and Spear, San Francisco

Date: Feb. 19, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Re-Invigorate Your Career

Speaking: Chapter Members

Venue: Portland State University Neuberger Hall, Room 238 724 SW Harrison St Portland, OR 97201

Date: Feb. 27, 2015 11:30AM

Org: STC Los Angeles

Topic: San Gabriel Lunchtime Forum

Speaking: Jeff Kreger

Venue: Young’s Gourmet, 1340 Huntington Dr., Duarte, CA 91010

Date: Feb. 21, 2015 9:00AM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Workshop: Best Practices when Creating Interactive Video Tutorials

Speaking: Bernard Aschwanden

Venue: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Date: Feb. 23, 2015 9:00AM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Minimalism

Speaking: Bernard Aschwanden

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Jan. 1, 2015 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Jan. 6-7, 2015 9:00AM

Org: WritersUA

Topic: Conference for Software User Assistance

Speaking Scott DeLoach, Joe Welinske and many more

Venue: Intercontinental Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX , 78701

Date: Jan. 8, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: The Editor on Your Documentation Team – Adding Versatility and Value

Speaking: Lori Meyer

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Jan. 12, 2015 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Passive vs Reactive Documentation, with Greg Koberger

Speaking: Gregory Koberger, ReadMe.io

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan. 13, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Roles of technical writers and instructional designers

Speaking: Jeff Freeman

Venue: Apollonia’s Greek Bistro, Costa Verde Center, 8650 Genesee Avenue #106, San Diego, CA 92122

Date: Jan. 15, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Lean Practices for Writers

Speaking: Mark Barnett

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), 121 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Date: Jan. 16, 2015 11:30AM

Org: STC Los Angeles

Topic: Torrance Lunchtime Forum

Speaking: Jeff Kreger

Venue: Paradise Restaurants, 889 West 190th Street, Gardena, CA

Date: Jan. 17, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Touchstone Awards

Speaking: Joe Devney

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Jan. 20, 2015, 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Seven Steps to Creating Effective Screencasts

Speaking: Matt Sullivan

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport,  7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: Jan. 20, 2015, 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: January STC-PSC Competition Showcase

Speaking: Rick Grey

Venue: Swedish Cultural Center, 3 Crowns Room, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Date: Jan. 21, 2015 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Technical Communication and Climate Change

Speaking: Floyd Earl Smith

Venue: Salesforce Community Meeting Room, Rincon Center, on Howard Street between Steuart and Spear, San Francisco

Date: Jan. 22-24, 2015 9:00AM

Org: ConveyUX

Topic: What’s Next in UX

Speaking: Shawn Henry, Jon Kolko, Eric Reiss and many more.

Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: Jan. 23, 2015 9:00AM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: API Technical Writing Workshop

Speaking: Sarah Maddox

Venue: Google, Room “Araujo Tech Talk”, level 1, 1295 Charleston Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Date: Jan. 24, 2015 9:00AM

Org: TC Camp

Topic: Workshops on Adobe products, Mobile Apps, APIs, Doc Portals

Speaking: Liz Fraley, Marta Rauch, Tom Johnson and many more

Venue: Hospitality Management Building, Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Dec. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Dec. 4, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Annual East Bay Holiday Party

Speaking: Joe Humbert and Lori Meyer

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Dec. 9, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: WVC Holiday Social

Speaking: Valerie Ball

Venue: Widmer Gasthaus Pub (East Wing), 947 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227

Date: Dec. 15, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Winter Schmooze

Speaking: David Hovey

Venue: Chevy’s in Mountain View, 2116 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

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Nov. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Nov. 4, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Unknown

Speaking: Unknown

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla — 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037 (maybe)

Date: Nov. 5, 2014 11:30AM

Org: STC Los Angeles

Topic: Unknown

Speaking: Unknown

Venue: Buchanan Arms, 2013 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

Date: Nov. 6, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: When School Standards Meet Literacy Outreach

Speaking: T.R. Girill

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Nov. 12, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Making Word 2010 Work for You

Speaking: Hilary Powers

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Nov. 12, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: No meeting this month

Speaking: No speaker

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco, CA

Date: Nov. 15, 2014 9:00AM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Holiday Celebration

Speaking: Jerry Grady

Venue: JGrady Select, 1537 Monrovia Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Date: Nov. 17, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Engaging Technical Publications with Training and Support

Speaking: Ben Colborn, Nutanix

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Nov. 20, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: No topic

Speaking: No speaker

Venue: Rogue Distillery and Public House, 1339 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209

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Oct. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Oct. 2, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Surviving the Transition to DITA: Trusted Partners Can Ease the Pain

Speaking: Nicki Davis

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Oct. 4, 2014 2:00PM

Org: Touchstone Competition Deadline

Topic: Excellence In Northern California Technical Communication Competition

Speaking: Richard Mateosian, Competition Organizer

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California 94618

Date: Oct. 7, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Unknown

Speaking: Unknown

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla — 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037 (maybe)

Date: Oct. 8, 2014 11:30AM

Org: STC Los Angeles

Topic: Growing Your Consulting Business

Speaking: Matt Moran

Venue: Buchanan Arms, 2013 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

Date: Oct. 8, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: When school standards meet literacy outreach

Speaking: T.R. Girill, STC Fellow

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Oct. 13-14, 2014 9:00AM

Org: LavaCon

Topic: Implementing User Experience Strategies that Reduce Costs and Generate Revenue

Speaking: Jack Molisani and many others

Venue: Portland Hilton and Executive Tower, 921 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Oct. 15, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Publishing Strategies for API Documentation

Speaking: Tom Johnson, 41st Parameter

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco, CA

Date: Oct. 16, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Refocusing the STC

Speaking: Kit Brown-Hoekstra, STC President and Fellow

Venue: Rogue Distillery and Public House, 1339 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209

Date: Oct. 20, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Tips with oXygen XML Editor

Speaking: George Bina, Syncro Soft

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Oct. 23-24, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: Information Development World

Topic: How to use content to create exceptional customer experiences

Speaking: Scott Abel and many others

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, California,95110

Date: Oct. 25, 2014 9:00AM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: WordPress Workshop for Beginners

Speaking: Rob Marlbrough

Venue: Impart Wisdom & Wellness Center, 540 North Golden Circle Drive #108, Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Sep. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Sep. 4, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Trends in Technical Communication

Speaking: Eric Hughes, Joan Laselle, Gwlatney Mountford and Linda Urban

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Sep. 9, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: CSS Fundamentals

Speaking: Mike Hamilton

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla — 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Sep. 10, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Mini Job Fair

Speaking: Local employers and agencies

Venue: Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA

Date: Sep. 15, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Content Marketing Meets Intelligent Content Engineering: The Making Of The Language of Content Strategy

Speaking: Scott Abel

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: Sep. 16, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: A Few Choice Words: A Minimalism Workshop

Speaking: Rebecca Lyles

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport, Address 7 Hutton Centre Drive,  Santa Ana,  CA 92707

Date: Sep. 17, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: EPUB Help: A Viable Help delivery option?

Speaking: Scott Prentice, Leximation

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco, CA

Date: Sep. 18, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Be The Captain of Your Career!

Speaking: Jack Molisani, LavaCon

Venue: Alexis Greek Restaurant, 215 W Burnside St,  Portland, OR 97209

Date: Sep. 22, 2014 9:00AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: Best Practices 2014

Speaking: JoAnn Hackos and many others

Venue: Skamania Lodge1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648

Date: Sep. 23, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Los Angeles

Topic: Madcap Flare vs. Adobe FrameMaker

Speaking: Scott J. Wilson

Venue: Damon’s Steak House 317 N Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203

Date: Oct. 4, 2014 2:00PM

Org: Touchstone Competition Deadline

Topic: Excellence In Northern California Technical Communication Competition

Speaking: Richard Mateosian, Competition Organizer

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California 94618

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Aug. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Aug. 13, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Highlights from the 2014 STC Summit

Speaking: Tonie Flores, Gwaltney Mountford, and Lori Meyer

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Aug. 13, 2014 6:00PM

Org: Churchill Club

Topic: Open Forum: The Promise of the Connected Car: What It Can Be and Who Can Win

Speaking: Rob Csongor of NVIDIA , Maarten Sierhuis of Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley

Venue: Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara,  CA 95054

Date: Aug. 20, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: GABA

Topic: The Second Coming of the Internet of Things

Speaking: Dinesh Sharma of SAP, Sven Strohband of Khosla Ventures, Raj Kanaya of Aeris, Marianne Wu of GE Ventures

Venue: SAP, Palo Alto, 3421 Hillview Avenue, Building 2, First Floor

Date: Aug. 25, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: API Technical Writing: What, Why, and How

Speaking: Sarah Maddox

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Jul. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: July 9, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: The Value of Partnership During Conversion to DITA

Speaker: Nicki Davis, Ph.D.

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: July 16, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Video Tutorials

Speaker: Dean Atchison and Michelle Sharon of Salesforce.

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: July 19, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Scavenger Hunt

Speaker: Jane Baker

Venue: Laguna Beach

Date: July 21, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Summer Schmooze

Speaker: Dave Hovey

Venue: Sam’s Bar-B-Que, 1110 S Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128

Date: July 23, 2014 6:00PM

Topic: WCA LBS SIG : Next Generation E911 Rules and Indoor Location

Speaker: Industry Experts

Venue: Qualcomm, Bldg B, 3165 Kifer Rd., Santa Clara, CA

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Jun. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: June 5, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: The Next Best Thing to Being There: A Recap of Summit 2014

Speaker: Lori Meyer, Gwaltney Mountford, Liz Miller, Ashwini Tharval

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: June 10, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Be The Captain of Your Career

Speaker: Jack Molisani

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: June 11, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic:  How to Get Started With Video and Animation

Speaker: Cynthia Chin-Lee and Ray Angelo

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: June 16, 2014 6:00PM 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: When Your Ship Comes In

Speaker: Jack Molisani

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: June 17, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Orange County

Topic: Be The Captain of Your Career

Speaker: Jack Molisani

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707, USA

Date: June 18, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: What’s In It For Me? Getting Buy-in For Large Projects

Speaker: Liz Fraley

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: June 19, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: June 2014: Volunteer Celebration and Installation of Elected Officers

Speaker: Valerie Ball

Venue: Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant (Venice Room) 8544 SW Apple Way, Portland 97225

Date: June 24, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Venue: TBA

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May 1, 2014 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: May 1, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Case Study — Information Design: A Process  for Web Architectural Success  

Speaker: Eric Hughes

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: May 13, 2014

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: The Language of Content Strategy

Speaker: Scott Abel

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: May 14, 2014

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic:  Patterns of Organization and a Case Study for Single-Sourced, Multi-Platform Content

Speaker: Robert Glushko

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: May 15, 2014

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Adobe Products: What’s New?

Speaker: Maxwell Hoffman

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), 121 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Date: May 18-21 2014

Org: STC Topic: STC Summit

Topic: The State Of Technical Communication

Speaker: Alan Alda

Venue: Hyatt Regency, 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Date: May 19, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Ageism and Today’s Technical Content Developer

Speaker: Andrew Davis

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: May 20, 2014

Org: SVForum

Topic: Launch Silicon Valley

Speakers: Adiba Barney, Investors And Startups

Venue: Microsoft Silicon Valley, 1065 La Avenida Street, Building 1, Mountain ViewCA

Date: May 21, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: TBA Speaker: TBA

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: May 27, 2014

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Minimalism in Documentation: How low can you go?

Speaker: Leah Guren

Venue: Coast Hotel 625 116th Avenue N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004

Date: May 27, 2014 

Org: STC Orange County

Topics: Bringing the Summit Home Speaker: Chapter Members

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707, USA

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Apr. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Apr. 3, 2014 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Using Change Management Concepts to Provide Better User Assistance

Speaker: Linda Urban

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Apr. 8, 2014

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Information Design

Speaker: Linda L. Oestreich

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Apr. 9, 2014

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Cloud Computing/Big Data

Speaker: Bill Weinberg

Venue: NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH Cal State East Bay Oakland Conference Center, Trans Pacific Center, in downtown Oakland–1000 Broadway, Suite 109.

Date: Apr. 14, 2014 6:30PM

Org: SVForum

Topic: Not So Fast!   Employment, Ownership and Privacy Concerns When Using Social Media for Business

Speakers: Paul Cowie

Venue: Detati Digital Marketing, 265 Caspian Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Date: Apr. 15, 2014 

Org: STC Orange County

Topics: Protecting and Improving Your Search Rank in 2014

Speaker: Sam Dragga

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707, USA

Date: Apr. 15, 2014

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Neuro-Linguistics, Storytelling, and Presentation Mastery

Speaker: Lindagail Campbell

Venue: Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church 308 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

Date: Apr. 16, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: Apr. 17, 2014

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Usability Testing for Writers

Speaker: Steven Brooks

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), 121 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Date: Apr. 21, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Making Great Voice Recordings

Speaker: Robert Hershenow

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: Apr. 28-30, 2014

Org: CIDM

Topic: 2014 CMS/DITA North America Conference

Speaker: Chris Malone, Fidelum Partners

Venue:  The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

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Mar. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: March 3-6, 2014

Topic: Writers UA West

Speaker: Joe Welinske and a cast of thousands

Venue: Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Date: Mar. 6, 2013 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Adobe Tech Comm Suite 5 highlights: NEW features in FrameMaker 12 and RoboHelp 11

Speaker: Maxwell Hoffmann, Adobe

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Mar. 10-14, 2014

Org: CIDM

Topic: DITA Boot Camp

Speaker: Dawn Stevens and Hal Trent, ComTech

Venue: Adobe, San Jose, CA

Date: Mar. 11, 2014

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Job Search Roundtable

Speaker: Roundtable discussion

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Mar. 12, 2014

Org: STC Berkeley SOLD OUT :-)

Topic: Emerging Technologies and the Implications for Technical Communications

Speaker: DJ Cline, STC Fellow

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Mar. 13, 2014

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: What Is DITA? And Is It Right for You?

Speaker: Toni Mantych, ADP

Venue: Tektronix Building 38, East Dining Room 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue Beaverton, Oregon 97077

Date: Mar. 17, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: 10 Questions to Keep In Mind When Visualizing Data

Speaker: Phylise Banner, Union Graduate College

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Mar. 18, 2014 

Org: STC Orange County

Topics: Protecting and Improving Your Search Rank in 2014

Speaker: Steve Wiidemann, SEO Expert

Venue: Doubletree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707, USA

Date: Mar. 18, 2014

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Stress Busting 101

Speaker: Curt Rosengren, Author of “The Occupational Adventure Guide”

Venue: Volt Technical Offices, 11601 Willows Rd. NE, Suite 200, Redmond, WA 98052

Date: Mar. 19, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Ageism and Today’s Technical Communicator

Speaker: Andrew Davis, Content Rules

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: Mar. 26, 2014 6:30PM

Org: SVForum

Topic: Cyber Crime: Has it Crossed the Chasm?

Speakers: Greg Brown, McAfee

Venue: Undisclosed location

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Feb. 1, 2014 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: Feb. 3, 2013 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: What’s in It for Me?

Speaker: Liz Fraley, Single-Sourcing Solutions

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Feb. 8, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: API Workshop

Speaker: Jim Bisso, DataStax

Venue: Nimble Storage, Inc., 211 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose CA 95134

Date: Feb. 11, 2014

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Hitting a Home Run with Acrolinx

Speaker: Kathleen Pierce, Cinnamon Tillotson

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla — 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Feb. 12, 2014

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Challenges of dealing with graphics in technical writing

Speaker: Rebecca Firestone, Zepp Sola

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Feb. 18, 2014 

Org: STC Orange County

Topics: OCSTC Mixer Networking Event

Speaker: OCSTC Members

Venue:  TBA

Date: Feb. 18, 2014

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Flexible Hours Panel Discussion: Balancing Work and Life While Caring for Loved Ones

Speaker: Kim Arellano, Michelle Barbo, Nancy Lamb, Cheryl Landes, Amelia Ramstead,

Venue: Volt Technical Offices, 11601 Willows Rd. NE, Suite 200, Redmond, WA 98052

Date: Feb. 18, 2014

Org: SVEC

Topic: 2014 Engineers Week Banquet

Speaker: Chandrakant D. Patel of HP, James D. Plummer of Stanford University, Steve Poizner of California Charter Schools Association, Mr. Paul Wesling of IEEE

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

Date: Feb. 19, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: A Case Study of Simplified Technical English for Translation

Speaker: Nathaniel Lim, Elekta

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: Feb. 20, 2014 8:30AM

Org: SVForum

Topic: Apps to Platforms

Speakers: Mikael Berner of Easilydo , Don Dodge of Google, Randy Heffner of Forrester, Saad Kahn of CMEA Capital, Sam Ramji of Apigee, Matt Thompson of Microsoft, Heidi Williams of Box, John Wolpert of IBM

Venue: McEnery Convention Center,  Room 211, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose  California  95113

Date: Feb. 20, 2014

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Technical Communication Competition Banquet

Speaker: Valerie Ball, Chapter President

Venue: Portland Brewing Highlands Room, 2730 NW 31st, Portland,  OR 97210

Date: Feb. 24, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Embrace Your Power, Influence Will Follow

Speaker: Andrea L. Ames, IBM

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: Feb. 26-27, 2014

Org: CIDM

Topic: User and Task Analysis for Information Design

Speaker: Bill Gearhart

Venue: Wind River Systems, Santa Clara, CA

Date: Feb. 26-28, 2014

Topic: Intelligent Content Conference 2014

Speaker: Scott Abel and a cast of thousands

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

Date: March 3-6, 2014

Topic: Writers UA West

Speaker: Joe Welinske and a cast of thousands

Venue: 888 Tahquitz Canyon Way · Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Date: Jan. 8, 2014

Org: SVForum

Topic: 2014: The Breakout Year for Wearable Tech?

Speaker: Kevin Lloyd, Co-Founder, Whistle

Venue: Qualcomm Inc., Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara  California  95051

Date: Jan. 9, 2013

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Google Glass and Augmented Reality

Speaker: Marta Rauch, Oracle

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Jan. 14, 2014

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: How to Do More with Less

Speaker: Lin Laurie

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla — 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Jan. 15, 2014

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: Social Collaboration: How User-Added Content Enhances Your Documentation

Speaker: Jennifer White, MadCap Software

Venue: Hub SoMa at 901 Mission St, Ste 105, San Francisco CA

Date: Jan. 16, 2014

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Visual Thinking and Visual Storytelling

Speaker: Nancy Wirsig McClure, Explanagraphics

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), 121 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Date: Jan. 18, 2014

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: Annual Party and Touchstone Awards

Speaker: Touchstone Award Winners

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Jan. 21-22, 2014

Org: CIDM

Topic: Web and Mobile Strategies for DITA

Speaker: Hal Trent

Venue: Adobe Headquarters, San Jose, CA

Date: Jan. 21, 2014

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: Competition Showcase

Speaker: STC Puget Sound Showcase Competitors

Venue: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

Date: Jan. 25, 2014 

Org: TC Camp (http://www.tccamp.org/venue/)

Topics: Workshops in Adobe, Analytics, Content Quality, Responsive Design, Structured Authoring Workshop

Speakers: Ben Colburn, Val Swisher, Yas Etessam, Linda Urban, Joan Lasselle, Eric Armstrong, Scott Abel

Venue: Hospitality Management Building, Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Jan. 25, 2014 

Org: STC Orange County

Topics: Make Your Move in 2014 with LinkedIn

Speaker: Greg Johnson, Above The Rim

Venue:  Concordia University, 1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612

Date: Jan. 27, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: How Technical Communicators Can Thrive in Agile

Speaker: Gavin Austin, Salesforce.com

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. c/s Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Feb. 8, 2014 

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: API Workshop

Speaker: Jim Bisso, DataStax

Venue: Nimble Storage, Inc., 211 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose CA 95134

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Date: Dec. 3, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: ASAP Silicon Valley

Topic: Cocktails for a Cause Toys for Tots Collection and Networking Event

Speaker: United States Marine Corps

Venue: Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94037

Date: Dec. 5, 2013 – 9:00AM

Org: SVForum

Topic: Technology Meets Sports: Game On!

Speaker: Kunal Malik, CTO San Francisco 49ers and many more

Venue: SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Building 1, Palo Alto  California  94304

Date: Dec. 5, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Holiday Party

Speaker: Joe Humbert, Author of “There’s the Rub”

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Dec. 11, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: WCA

Topic: Wireless Deployment using Small-Cells in a Heterogeneous Network

Speakers: Jonathan Atkin, RBC Capital Markets, Venkat Rayapati,  CEO,  SAI Technology, Prakash Sangam – Qualcomm, Steve Sifferman,  CEO,  Tarana Wireless, Joe Madden,  Principal Analyst,  Mobile Experts, Learie Hercules,  Octavia Technologies, -Manuel Uhm,  CMO,  Wireless Innovation Forum

Venue: Qualcomm, Bldg B, 3165 Kifer Rd., Santa Clara, CA

Date: Dec. 13, 2013 – 8:30 AM

Org: CICC

Topic: Innovation in the Era of Life Science and Medical Device

Speaker: Ajit Singh, Managing Director and General Partner, Artiman Ventures

Venue: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) 650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Date: Dec. 16, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Winter Schmooze

Speaker: David Hovey, President STC Silicon Valley

Venue: Chevy’s Restaurant, 2116 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA, 94040

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Date: Nov. 5, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: SVForum

Topic: Adobe’s Transitioning to the Cloud –One Team’s View

Speaker: Tim Beauchamp and Lori Tregoning, Adobe Systems

Venue: Microsoft Silicon Valley, 1065 La Avenida Street, Building 1, Santa Clara, California  94043

Date: Nov. 7, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Unhappy Customers are Just the Beginning: Potential Costs of Inadequate Technical Documentation

Speaker: Joe Devney, STC Associate Fellow

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date:  Nov. 12, 2013 – 6:30PM

Org: STC San Diego (http://stc-sd.org)

Topic: Preparing Projects for Translation

Speakers: Jose Sermeno, Madcap

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Nov. 13, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Why Users Can’t Find Answers to Their Questions in Help Content

Speaker: Tom Johnson, Badgeville

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Nov. 13, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: SVForum

Topic: How to Build Wireless Web-enabled Projects in Minutes with Pinocc.io

Speakers: Eric Jennings, CTO, Pinoccio

Venue: Qualcomm Inc. Building B, 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara, CA 95051-0804

Date: Nov, 18, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: The Road to IBM’s KnowledgeCenter – Changing and Deploying Content for a New Internet Portal

Speaker: Shawn Benham, IBM

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Nov. 18-19, 2013 9:00AM

Org: CIDM (http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/DITAeurope/2013/index.htm)

Topic: Content Management Strategies/DITA Europe Conference

Speakers: Joann Hackos and many others

Venue: Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre, Hochstrasse 3, Munich, 81669 Germany

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Date: Oct. 3, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: The Change Agent in You

Speaker: Lori Meyer, STC Associate Fellow

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date:  Oct. 8, 2013 – 6:30PM

Org: STC San Diego (http://stc-sd.org)

Topic: Practical HTML5 & CSS3 for Real Writers

Speakers: Dave Gash, HyperTrain

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Oct. 9, 2013 9:00AM

Org: Localization World

Topic: Global Content Strategy Workshop

Speakers: Val Swisher, Content Rules and Paula Land, Content Insight

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Great American Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

Date: Oct. 9, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Information Architecture Challenges and Solutions: A Case Study

Speakers: Eric Hughes. Matriculus

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Oct. 16, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter (http://www.stc-sf.org)

Topic: Managing Tech Comm Projects in Any Environment

Speakers: Sharon Burton STC Associate Fellow

Venue: The Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA and online webinar.

Date: Oct. 19-24, 2013

Org: LavaCon Conference (http://lavacon.org/2013/)

Topic: Digital Media and Content Strategies

Speakers: Jack Molisani, Executive Director and many others

Venue: Portland Hilton and Executive Tower, 921 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Date: Oct. 21, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Why Users Can’t Find Answers to Their Questions in Help Content

Speaker: Tom Johnson, Badgeville

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date:  Oct. 22-23, 2013 – 9:00AM

Org: CIDM (http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/bestpractices/2013/index.htm)

Topic: Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment

Speakers: Bill Gearhart Comtech Services, Inc.

Venue: 1825 NW 167th Pl  Beaverton, OR 97006

Date: Oct. 27-29, 2013 9:00AM

Org: Writers UA East

Topic: Conference For User Assistance

Speakers: Joe Welinske and many others

Venue: Marriott Newport, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840

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Date: Sep. 5, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: “When Your Ship Comes In”

Speaker: Jack Molisani, ProSpring Technical Staffing

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Sep. 11, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: The Dynamic Role of Technical Editors in a DITA Environment

Speakers: Louise Galindo,  VMware

Venue: Online WebinarHighlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date:  Sep. 16-18, 2013 – 9:00AM

Org: CIDM (http://www.infomanagementcenter.com/bestpractices/2013/index.htm)

Topic: Best Practices 2013

Speakers: Allison Cerra, Alcatel-Lucent and many more

Venue: The Westin Savannah Harbor, One Resort Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31421

Date: Sep. 16, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Google Glass and Augmented Reality

Speaker: Marta Rauch

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. c/s Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date:  Sep. 17, 2013 – 6:30PM

Org: STC San Diego (http://stc-sd.org)

Topic: Transitioning to Marketing Communications

Speakers: Bonni Graham Gonzalez

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: Sep. 18, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter (http://www.stc-sf.org)

Topic: Converting FrameMaker content to DITA

Speakers: Scott PrenticeLeximation

Venue: The Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA and online webinar.

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Date: August 5, 2013 – 12:00 PM Noon

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Key Trends in Software UA

Speaker: Joe Welinske, Writers UA

Venue: Online Webinar

Date:  August 5, 2013 – 6:30PM

Org: SVForum (https://svforum.org)

Topic: Arduino and Raspberry Pi: Transforming Embedded Development

Speakers: Elis Pogace, Techshop San Jose

Venue: Nixon Peabody LLP One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor San Francisco  California  94111

Date: August 7, 2013 – 7:30 PM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter (www.ocstc.org)

Topic: “Trends in Software User Assistance: A Review of the Latest Tools, Technologies, and Techniques”

Speakers: Joe Welinske, Writers UA

Venue: To Be Announced Irvine, CA ?

Date: August 14, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (http://stc-berkeley.org)

Topic: The World According to Tech Pubs Hiring Managers

Speakers: Paul Battaglia of Cloudera, Leif Brown of Perforce and Joanne Tenenbaum of Bio-Rad Laboratories

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: August 19, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: What, No Tech Writers?

Speaker: Teresa Oliver-Merrill, Five9

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: August 21, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter (http://www.stc-sf.org)

Topic: Key Trends in Software UA

Speakers: Joe Welinske, Writers UA

Venue: The Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA and online webinar.

Date: August 28, 2013 – 7:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Touch, Voice, and Gestures: How to craft your user assistance to accommodate a variety of interaction types

Speakers: Joe Welinske, Writers UA

Venue: Online Webinar

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Date:  July 10, 2013 – 6:30PM

Org: SVForum (https://svforum.org)

Topic: Digital Media SIG: Rapid Iteration for an Internet of Things

Speakers: Jeff McAlvay and Markus Rokitta of  Tempo Automation.

Venue: Qualcomm Inc. Building B, 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara  California  95051-0804

Date: July 10, 2013 – 6:00PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Game On! Creating User Experience for Gamified Products

Speakers: Marta Rauch, Oracle

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: July 13, 2013 – 9:00 AM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: STC EasyDITA Class

Speaker: Patrick Bosek

Venue: Nimble Storage, Inc., 2740 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134

Date: July 15, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Your Content, Only Better

Speaker: Thomas Aldous, Senior Vice President Of Global Operations, Acrolinx

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. c/s Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: July 15–19, 2013  – 9:00 AM

Org: CIDM (www.infomanagementcenter.com/)

Topic: DITA Boot Camp

Speaker: Frank Miller and Bill Gearhart of Comtech Services

Venue: Adobe 345 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95110

Date: July 17, 2013- 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter

Topic: HTML5 and Technical Communication

Speakers: Jean Kaplansky

Venue: SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 608, San Francisco, CA

Date: Aug. 7, 2013 7:30 PM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter (www.ocstc.org)

Topic: “Trends in Software User Assistance: A Review of the Latest Tools, Technologies, and Techniques”

Speakers: Joe Welinske, Writers UA

Venue: To Be Announced Irvine, CA ?

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Date: June 4, 2013 8:00 AM

Org: SVForum (https://svforum.org)

Topic: Launch: Silicon Valley

Speakers: Ray Kurzweil, Guy Kawasaki

Venue: Microsoft Conference Center 1065 La Avenida St., Building 1 Mountain View

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC East Bay Chapter (ebstc.org/)

Topic: The Next Best Thing to Being There:  A Recap of Summit 2013

Speakers: Gwaltney Mountford, Romy Sinha, Lori Meyer, Joe Humbert

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr. Dublin, CA 94568

Date: June 12, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Key Learnings and Trends: Highlights from the STC 2013 Summit

Speakers: Nicki Davis, Gwaltney Mountford, Cheryl Hunt

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: June 17, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Summer Schmooze

Speaker: Outgoing President Daniel Doornbos and Incoming President David Hovey

Venue: Sam’s Bar-B-Que 1110 S Bascom Ave San Jose, CA 95128 (408) 297-9151

Date: June 18, 2013 8:30 AM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter (www.ocstc.org)

Topic: Integrating Photoshop into Your TechComm Workflow

Speakers: Matt Sullivan

Venue: To Be Announced

Date: June 20, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter (www.stcwvc.org/)

Topic: WVC June Celebration Thursday

Speaker: WVC’s New Officers

Venue: Widmer Gasthaus Pub  West Wing Banquet Room (separate entrance)  955 N Russell Portland,  OR 97227

Date: June 25–26, 2013

Org: CIDM (www.infomanagementcenter.com/)

Topic: Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need

Speaker: JoAnn Hackos

Venue: Colchester, VT (Burlington)

Date: July 13, 2013, from 9:00 AM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: STC EasyDITA Class

Speaker: Patrick Bosek

Venue: Nimble Storage, Inc., 2740 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134

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Date: April 30 – May 2, 2013

Org: CIDM (www.infomanagementcenter.com/) 2013 CMS/DITA conference

Topic: Advanced Publishing for DITA

Speaker: Hal Trent

Venue: SDL, 2550 N 1st St #301, San Jose, CA 95131

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC East Bay Chapter (ebstc.org/)

Topic: What? No Tech Writers?

Speakers: Teresa Oliver-Merrill

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr. Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Wednesday, May 5-8, 2013

Org: STC (http://summit.stc.org)

Topic: STC Summit

Speakers: David Pogue and many others

Venue: Hyatt Regency 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Designing What to Design A Task-Focused Conceptual Model.

Speakers: Jeff Johnson and Austin Henderson

Venue: Highlands Country Club, 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: SVForum (https://svforum.org)

Topic: Game Changing Technology Conference

Speakers: Dr. Jeffrey Welser, IBM, Dan Levin, COO, Box, Dr. Harry Partridge, Ames Research Center, NASA, Paul Saffo, Futurist

Venue: Microsoft Conference Center 1065 La Avenida St., Building 1 Mountain View

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter (www.stc-sf.org/)

Topic: To Be Announced

Speaker:  To Be Announced

Venue: SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 608, San Francisco

Date:  Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter (www.stcwvc.org/)

Topic: Tech Comm Contractors Panel

Speaker: Gwyn Mauritz, Marcia Johnston, Amy Reyes, Garett Romaine, Lynn Soland

Venue: Tektronix,  Building 38, East Dining Room, 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue, Beaverton, Oregon 97077

Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Leveraging LinkedIn to get yourself noticed

Speaker: Andrew Davis of Content Rules

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:30 AM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter (www.ocstc.org)

Topic: Enhancing Technical Communication Through Video

Speakers: John Luttrell

Venue: Brandman University, 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Puget Sound (http://www.stc-psc.org/wp/upcoming-events/)

Topic: So you want to write for games?

Speakers: Janet Fisher

Venue: Volt, 11601 Willows Rd., NE Suite. 200 Redmond, WA 98052

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 9:00 AM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: STC EasyDITA Class

Speaker: Patrick Bosek

Venue: Nexenta Systems, Inc. 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

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Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: Present Yourself More Effectively: Tools for Improving Your Networking and Self-Promotion

Speakers: Laura Paradise, certified life coach

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC East Bay Chapter (ebstc.org/)

Topic: Trends in Technical Communication

Speakers: Rebekka Andersen of UC Davis, Yas Etessam of OPS Online, Joan Lasselle of Lasselle-Ramsay, Inc., and Scott Prentice of Leximation, Inc. , moderated by Gwaltney Mountford of Mountford Group Inc

Venue: Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Dr. Dublin, CA 94568

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Introduction to Documenting APIs

Speaker: Richard Smith of Netflix

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: April 15-17, 2013

Org: CIDM (www.infomanagementcenter.com/) 2013 CMS/DITA conference

Topic: Top Tasks Management: Prioritizing what really matters to customers

Speaker: Gerry McGovern, Author “The Stranger’s Long Neck”

Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter (www.stc-sf.org/)

Topic: Leveraging LinkedIn to Get Yourself Noticed

Speaker: Andrew Davis, Director of Talent Development for Content Rules

Venue: SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 608, San Francisco

Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter (www.stcwvc.org/)

Topic: Information Becomes Experience via… Motion Graphics

Speaker: Nancy Wirsig McClure of Explanagraphics

Venue: Tektronix,  Building 38, East Dining Room, 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue, Beaverton, Oregon 97077

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 8:30 AM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter (www.ocstc.org)

Topic: “Twitter for TechComm Professionals”

Speakers: Coline T Son Lee of Learning and Development (L&D) consultant

Venue: Brandman University, 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Puget Sound (http://www.stc-psc.org/wp/upcoming-events/)

Topic: Purposes, Personas, Conversations – Practical Techniques for Everything You Create

Speakers: Janice (Ginny) Redish, Author “Letting Go of the Words – Writing Web Content that Works

Venue: Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 First Avenue, South Seattle, WA

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Mar. 1, 2013 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend. Check with the respective organizations for more information.

Date: March 7-8, 2013

Org: Writers UA (http://writersua.com)

Topic: The Conference for Software User Assistance

Speakers: Mysti Berry, Bob Boiko, Susan Bradley, Sandra Chinoporos, John Daigle, Michelle Despres, Robert Desprez, Matthew Ellison, Dave Farkas, Dave Gash, Beth Gerber, Peter Grainge, Maxwell Hoffmann, Alan Marks, Andrea Perry, Tony Self, Kevin Siegel, Steve Stegelin, Chris Vickery, Joe Welinske, Nancy Wirsig McClure and Tom Woolums.

Venue: The Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA 98101

Date: March 7, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC East Bay Chapter (ebstc.org/)

Topic: HTML 5

Speakers: Ann Adams, Kyocera Technology Development

Venue: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, California

Date: March 13, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter (www.stc-berkeley.org/)

Topic: How salesforce.com Uses Twitter to Enhance Documentation

Speakers: Gina Blednyh and Michelle Chapman-Thurber of salesforce.com

Venue: Highlands Country Club, Oakland, California

Date: March 14, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter (www.stcwvc.org/)

Topic: Agile and the Technical Communicator

Speaker: Jean Richardson, Agile coach

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)?121 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97209

Date: March 18, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter (www.stc-siliconvalley.org/)

Topic: Unhappy Customers are Just the Beginning: Potential Costs of Poor or Missing Documentation

Speaker: Joseph Devney, STC Associate Fellow

Venue: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: March 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Puget Sound (http://www.stc-psc.org/wp/upcoming-events/)

Topic: How Fannie Mae converted classroom training to webinar training

Speakers: Mary Wise, Fannie Mae

Venue: Seattle

Date: March 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter (www.ocstc.org)

Topic: “Revisiting the Nine Events of Instruction”

Speakers: Don Shannon of HireRight

Venue: DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Date: March 20, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter (www.stc-sf.org/)

Topic: Food Writers Panel

Speaker: Food Writers

Venue: SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 608, San Francisco

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Org: SVForum (www.svforum.org)

Topic: Big Data Analytics – Between Now & 2020

Speakers: Anthony Goldbloom, Kaggle

Venue: SAP, Palo Alto

March 27-28, 2013

Org: CIDM (www.infomanagementcenter.com/)

Topic: Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring workshop

Speaker: Dawn Stevens

Venue: Cupertino, CA

Feb. 1, 2013 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend:

Date: Feb. 7, 2013 8:00 AM

Org: Corporate Publishing

Topic: Intelligent Content Conference

Speakers: Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler

Venue: 1675 Owens St., San Francisco, Ca 94158

Date: February 7, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC East Bay Chapter

Topic: TC Camp Recap

Speakers: Chapter Members

Venue: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, California

Date: February 8th 2013 8:00AM

Org: Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Topic: 2013 State of the Valley Conference

Speakers:

James Fallows, Journalist, The Atlantic

Tim O’Reilly, Founder, O’Reilly Media

Paul Saffo, Tech Futurist

Venue: Parkside Hall, 180 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA

Date: February 12, 2013

Org: STC San Diego

Topic: Writing for Localization

Speakers: Burckhardt Rueffer, CEO at BeatBabel.com

Venue: Elijah’s La Jolla, 8861 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, Ca 92037

Date: February 13, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Berkeley Chapter

Topic: Leveraging LinkedIn to get yourself noticed

Speakers: Andrew Davis, Content Rules

Venue: Highlands Country Club, Oakland, California

Date: February 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: SVEC

Topic: 2013 Engineers Week Banquet

Speakers:

Mr. Pankaj Patel, Chief Development Officer, Global Engineering, Cisco

Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman, Co-Founder, Synopsys

Dr. Martin Hellman, Professor, Stanford University

Dr. David Hodges, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Dr. David Lam, CEO, Founder, Lam Research

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

Date: February 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Puget Sound

Topic: How to Produce Videos without Busting Your Budget

Speakers: Ken Circeo, Sr. Content Publisher, Microsoft

Venue: Volt 11601 Willows Rd., NE Suite. 200 Redmond, WA 98052

Date: February 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Orange County Chapter

Topic: OCSTC Night at the Microsoft Store

Speakers: Microsoft Employees

Venue: Microsoft Store, 3333 Bristol Street , 92626 , Costa Mesa , CA , USA

Date: February 20, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC San Francisco Chapter

Topic: Using Video to Assist Your Users: Part 2 (New Insights and Updates)

Speaker: Michelle Sharron, Senior Video Specialst, Salesforce.com

Venue: SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 608, San Francisco

Date: February 21, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Willamette Valley Chapter

Topic: WVC Competition Awards Celebration

Speaker: Chapter Members

Venue: MacTarnahan’s Taproom, 2730 NW 31st Avenue, Portland, OR 97210

Date: February 25, 2013 6:00 PM

Org: STC Silicon Valley Chapter

Topic: Topic-based Authoring: Why Bother?

Speaker: Linda Urban, Principal Consultant, Linda Urban Communications

Venue: Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Org: SVForum

Topic: Big Data Analytics – Between Now & 2020

Speakers: Anthony Goldbloom, Kaggle

Venue: SAP, Palo Alto

Date: March 27, 2013 8:00 AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring workshop

Speaker: Dawn Stevens

Venue: Cupertino, CA

Date: April 15, 2013 8:00 AM

Org: CIDM

Topic: CMS/DITA North America Conference 2013

Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island

Date: May 5, 2013 8:00AM

Org: STC

Topic: STC Summit

Speaker: David Pogue, New York Times

Venue: Atlanta GA

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Jan. 10, 2013 Events To Attend

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Here are some events you might want to attend over the next few weeks:

Date: January 10, 2013

Org: STC East Bay

Topic: Leveraging LinkedIn to Get Yourself Noticed

Venue: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, California

 

Date: January 16, 2013

Org: WCA LBS SIG

Topic: Context Awareness – Bringing Relevance to Apps

Venue: SNR Denton, 1530 Page Mill Road, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1125

 

Date: January 16, 2013

Org: STC San Francisco

Topic: It’s All About Structure! Why Structured Content Is Increasingly

Becoming a Necessity, Not an Option

Venue: SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market Street, Room 612.

 

Date: January 17, 2013

Org: STC Willamette Valley

Topic: Trends, Tools, and Technologies in Software User Assistance

Venue: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) 121 NW Everett St. Portland, OR 97209

 

Date: January 19, 2013

Org: STC Berkeley

Topic: : Annual Chapter Party and Touchstone Awards

Venue: Highlands Country Club,110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, California

 

Date: January 21, 2013

Org: STC Silicon Valley

Topic: Designing What to Design: A Task-Focused Conceptual Model

Venue: IHOP Restaurant 4200 Great America Pkwy. c/s Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

Date: January 26, 2013

Org: TC Camp

Topics: Adobe 5 Tech Com Suite, Analytics, Collaboration, Conversion, DITA, HTML5, MadCap, PDFs, XML

Venue: Silicon Valley Cloud Center3200 Coronado Drive Santa Clara, CA, 95054

 

Date: January 29, 2013

Org: SVForum

Topic: 3D Printing and Scanning SIG Event: Investment Trends & Printer Marketing and Technology

Venue: Microsoft Silicon Valley 1065 La Avenida Street Building 2 lobby/BizSpark Lab Mountain View, CA 94043

 

Date: February 19, 2013

Org: SVEC

Topic: 2013 Engineers Week Banquet

Venue: Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

 

Date: April 15, 2013

Org: CIDM

Topic: CMS/DITA North America Conference 2013

Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island

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