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May 24, 2012 STC Qontext Samir Ghosh

On May 24, 2012 in Santa Clara, STC Silicon Valley Chapter hosted Samir Ghosh of Qontext. He talked about Qontext as a enterprise-grade social collaboration platform for internal use at corporations.

Richard Mateosian presented a check for the chapter’s participation in the the Touchstone competition to chapter treasurer Gillian Flato. DJ Cline and Jennifer Hutton talked about their experiences at the STC Summit in Chicago. Immediate Past President Pat Harvey also dropped by.

Please join us on Thursday, June 28, 2012 for one of our semi-annual schmoozes. This one will take place at the Mountain View Chevy’s, located at 2116 West El Camino Real in Mountain View. This is an opportunity to chat with your chapter officers along with your fellow technical writers. The schmooze starts at 6 PM. Be there!

Copyright 2012 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

May 17, 2011 STC Fellow Richard Mateosian

On May 17, 2011 in Sacramento at the STC Summit, Richard Mateosian of the STC Silicon Valley Chapter and leader in the Berkeley chapter has been named Fellow. For years he has helped technical communicators get recognition for the work and now it is his turn. Congratulations to Richard and the other new Fellows!

I worked with Richard for years in the hope that a new generation would take charge. Last night it started. The student members fought for their right to fully participate in STC. I think this is a further sign that the old STC is gone and a new generation will build an organization better suited to their needs. The torch is passed, but because it is California, it must happen in a designated area with proper permits. :-)

Copyright 2011 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

May 5, 2009 STC Summit


On May 5, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia, the STC held its annual awards banquet recognizing achievements in the technical communication profession. Despite two wars, a depression and an epidemic, the show went on. Some things you just can’t stop. All the evidence was presented, all the votes were counted, all the judges decided. The experts agreed. Pat Lufkin and DJ Cline from the Silicon Valley Chapter were made Associate Fellows. For the complete list of winners go to STC.org. Big thanks to Nathaniel Lim for standing in for me at the rehearsal. We are often confused for one another. I hope to be his stand-in someday.

I’ve done just about everything I wanted to do at STC. The challenge now is make sure other people have that opportunity. Since I’ve been president, the Silicon Valley Chapter has increased revenue, cut expenses, seen new membership, raised its visibility in the local community and online. It is my hope that the same thing can be done at the international level. Don’t be surprised if I show up at your local meeting to learn from you.

Enjoy the pictures, if you look carefully you’ll see crow was on the menu for some. :-)

Right then. Right now. Let the happy dance begin.

Copyright 2009 DJ Cline All rights reserved.