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First Friday Lunch (Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City, VA)

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Competition Awards Celebration and Networking Night 2016

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Celebrate with us as we complete the STC WDCB Tech Comm Summit Competition with a delicious Tex-Mex meal, an awards ceremony, and plenty of time to get to know other local technical communication professionals. The award-winning entries will be on display so that you can see some of the best work in our profession and read snippets of what our judges had to say. All winners will be invited to share the secrets to their success when they receive their awards.


We look forward to this event all year! It’s a great opportunity to broaden your network and make new friends.


Menu


Premium Buffet including:



  • Arriero Steak

  • Pescado en Salsa Cancun

  • Pollo Lupita

  • Chicken and Beef Fajitas

  • Beef, Chicken, or Cheese Quesadillas

  • Guapo’s Salad

  • Mexican Rice, Refried Beans, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo, and Cheese

  • Soft drinks, dessert, and coffee


Metro Proximity


Just a one-minute walk from the Tenleytown-AU Metro station on the Red line.


Parking Tips


In addition to street parking and other nearby garages, the closest place to park is the Whole Foods parking garage. Bring your ticket inside and Guapo’s will validate it for two hours of free parking.

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First Friday Lunch (Good Stuff Eatery in Crystal City, VA)

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We’re happy to be back at Goof Stuff Eatery, where First Friday Lunches began! Sean Stevenson, President of STC-Baltimore-Washington will host. We’re starting a little earlier (11:30) as this place gets busy on Fridays. Treat yourself and get the shake. It’s our favorite! 


Did you know that as a member of our STC chapter that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a location near you, please let Liz Herman (email hidden; JavaScript is required) know. Liz serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!




Have questions about First Friday Lunch Contact STC Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter

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Recording of STC Multi-Chapter Techcomm Showcase

Recording

The event recording is available free at
http://stc.adobeconnect.com/p1gvk7pdxrg/

The Multi-Chapter Techcomm Showcase was brought to you by the Rochester, New England, and Southeastern Michigan Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

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Audience-specific Content using FrameMaker by Bernard Aschwanden

Bernard Aschwanden

Bernard Aschwanden, STC President, works with clients to improve content creation, management and distribution workflows to improve quality and increase productivity. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and President of the STC, Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions. Bernard is focused on publishing better, publishing faster and publishing smarter. 

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bernardaschwanden

Know Your Users: Improving Learning Content by Connecting with User by Patty Gale

Patty Gale

As a learning content developer for a technical writing team at Autodesk, Patty Gale is involved in many aspects of the design, development, and production of learning content for 3D modeling software. A technical communicator for over 25 years, Patty has worked at businesses all sizes, from small start-ups to large corporations. Whether the sole writer or part of a larger team, Patty enjoys learning new technologies and determining the most effective way to share important information with users. She has received multiple awards from her employers and STC competitions, including an International Award of Distinguished Technical Communication. Patty holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Management.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patty-gale-9774461

Best Practices in Using Social Media for Your Business by Angel Bedford

Angel Bedford

Angel Belford is a communications professional with over 10 years of experience in writing, editing and content management.
Currently, Angel is the Web Content Administrator at Lourdes University managing all online content and the company Intranet. 
Prior to her current position she worked at FOX Toledo, a local news media organization, overseeing the Internet department, social media and the internal content management system. Angel was a technical writer at La-Z-Boy, holding this position for several years while creating documentation including user and administrator manuals, quick reference cards, and online manuals.
She has developed/maintained several types of digital and print documentation including: quick reference cards, websites, forms, user guides, training manuals, diagrams and newsletters.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelbelford

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STC Multi-Chapter Techcomm Showcase, February 2nd

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This multi-chapter STC educational event is offered virtually as well as in person.(Remote attendees will receive access information during the week before the presentation.) We encourage you to host a viewing party to provide opportunities for networking. Note that all times are Eastern Standard.

Join us on Feb. 2nd for our Multi-Chapter Techcomm Showcase, brought to you by the Rochester, New England, and Southeastern Michigan Chapters of the Society for Technical Communication.

Each chapter is providing a speaker for the event who will provide a brief presentation and a question and answer period.

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Audience-specific Content using FrameMaker by Bernard Aschwanden

Bernard Aschwanden

Bernard Aschwanden, STC President, works with clients to improve content creation, management and distribution workflows to improve quality and increase productivity. He is the founder of Publishing Smarter, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and President of the STC, Bernard has helped hundreds of companies implement successful publishing solutions. Bernard is focused on publishing better, publishing faster and publishing smarter.

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bernardaschwanden

Know Your Users: Improving Learning Content by Connecting with User by Patty Gale

Patty Gale

As a learning content developer for a technical writing team at Autodesk, Patty Gale is involved in many aspects of the design, development, and production of learning content for 3D modeling software. A technical communicator for over 25 years, Patty has worked at businesses all sizes, from small start-ups to large corporations. Whether the sole writer or part of a larger team, Patty enjoys learning new technologies and determining the most effective way to share important information with users. She has received multiple awards from her employers and STC competitions, including an International Award of Distinguished Technical Communication. Patty holds Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Business Management.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patty-gale-9774461

Best Practices in Using Social Media for Your Business by Angel Bedford

Angel Bedford

Angel Belford is a communications professional with over 10 years of experience in writing, editing and content management.

Currently, Angel is the Web Content Administrator at Lourdes University managing all online content and the company Intranet.

Prior to her current position she worked at FOX Toledo, a local news media organization, overseeing the Internet department, social media and the internal content management system. Angel was a technical writer at La-Z-Boy, holding this position for several years while creating documentation including user and administrator manuals, quick reference cards, and online manuals.

She has developed/maintained several types of digital and print documentation including: quick reference cards, websites, forms, user guides, training manuals, diagrams and newsletters.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelbelford

Meeting
  • 6-7 PM Networking
  • 7-8:30 PM Presentations
  • 8:30 PM Wrap-up

Light refreshments will be provided.

Virtual Attendance Option
If you're not able to attend in person, you are welcome to attend virtually through Adobe Connect.

Rochester Location
Barnes & Noble at RIT (upstairs in the community room)
100 Park Point
Rochester NY 14623

Walk-ins are welcome.

RSVP: Register by Friday noon, January 29th. For questions or late registration, please contact Ben Woelk at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

This is a private, after-hours event.

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Contact Lori Meyer at email hidden; JavaScript is required to get on the STC Rochester e-mail list. Members and non-members welcome! Use this link if you want to join STC. (Make sure to select the Rochester, NY Chapter): http://www.stc.org/membership

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STC Wikinomics presentation available

The 26 March 09 “How *WE* Are Smarter Than *ME*: An In-Depth Look Into Wikinomics” presentation by Julia Loughran, ThoughtLink, Inc., is now available on our Speakers’ Handouts and Presentations page at http://events.stcwdc.org/speakers-handouts-and-presentations/. The presentation is available in PowerPoint, PDF, and the entry includes a link to where it is stored on the SlideShare.net site.

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Evolution of the Knowledge Broker Slides Are Available

On 21 March 2014, Christopher Ward (@WebWorksChris) and Bernard Aschwanden (@aschwanden4stc) gave a presentation to our chapter on "Evolution of the Knowledge Broker: Trading your content for revenue". The slides from the presentation are now available on our Speakers' Handouts and Presentations page: Evolution of the Knowledge Broker slides (52 pages .pdf).

When available, handouts and presentations from previous chapter events may be downloaded from the Speakers' Handouts and Presentations page.

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