First Friday Lunch (Eggspectation, Chantilly, VA)

We had such a terrific turnout in May that we’re headed back to Eggspectations in Chantilly, VA for our December First Friday Lunch. Please join Liz Herman, STCWDCB member and STC Director at Large at Eggspectation on December 2nd. This fun, informal networking event starts at 11:45 and ends at 1:00 pm. There is no cost to register, but you do buy your own lunch.

5009 Westone Plaza
Chantilly, VA 20151

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 contact Greta Boller (email hidden; JavaScript is required). Greta serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!

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Tech The Halls 2016

Please join us for DC’s MEGA tech holiday party – Tech The Halls 2016!

Use the promo code STCTTH15 to save 15% on Early-Bird rate.

Make merry as Tech The Halls turns “5” this year!

Over the last five years Tech The Halls has celebrated all forms of DC innovation: Tech Inclusion, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

Tech The Halls 2016 continues that tradition as 9 tech organizations (DC Web Women, UXPA-DC, STC WDC, Web Content Mavens, Digital District, Color of Tech, Black Female Founders, DMV Startup and Weinclude) come together and rejoice all that is the DC tech community!

Held at Impact Hub in downtown Washington, DC, Tech The Halls 2016 brings together designers, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, founders, strategists and more to network.

There will be an open bar, appetizers, photobooth, DJ and more!!

Attendees will receive a gift bag (quantities limited), and a chance to win tech/non-tech prizes including a very special grand prize!

Follow us on Twitter and Snapchat at @techthehallsdc


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**Last day to receive a refund is Thursday, November 24th 2016 (Thanksgiving). After 11/24/16 all ticket sales are final.**

Interested in sponsoring Tech The Halls 2016? Go here to see how you can become a sponsor.

Host Organizations:

DC Web Women (DCWW) is a professional organization of more than 3000 members located in the DC area. Our members are professional women, students, and enthusiasts who specialize in the fields of Web Design, Web Development, Computer Science, IT, Graphic Design, Web Content, Blogging, Multimedia, Marketing, e-Marketing, SEO, Web Analytics, and Social Media.

User Experience Professionals Association DC Chapter (UXPA DC) is the DC chapter of UXPA International, a multidisciplinary organization committed to the design and development of usable products.  We host  monthly speakers and events as well as yearly conferences.

Society for Technical Communication (STC-WDCB) is the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the world’s largest and oldest professional association dedicated to the advancement of the field of technical communication. We offer monthly educational events, an annual competition that evaluates the effectiveness of technical documents, and many virtual networking opportunities.

Web Content Mavens is a DC-based networking group for web & content managers and those interested in web technology. We have 1500+ members in the area, focused around non-profit, association, government and media verticals.

Digital District is a non-profit that works with community innovators to educate our peers, foster increased creativity and encourage participation in the digital sphere. 

Color of Tech is a social Initiative made to bring people of color who are passionate about Web/App Development, Tech Entrepreneurship, Green Technologies, and Social Media. Color of Tech events allow attendees to swap stories and ideas, create new relationships, and forge great business partnerships in ever growing technology industry.

DMV Startup is a collection of startup junkies, caffeine addicts, and community builders seeking to cultivate the startup scene in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Our mission is to engage and expand the startup community through events, workshops, and this wiki. We are out to show NYC and the Bay Area why the DMV (DC, Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia for you out-of-towners) is the best place to be for gamechangers, pathfinders, millennials, and startup enthusiasts.

Black Female Founders (#BFF) is a membership organization dedicated to creating successful women-led tech ventures throughout the Black Diaspora. Our programs advance women from aspiration to investment, in an effort to increase diversity and inclusion in the global innovation ecosystem. We work with companies that are tech-focused or enabled from idea conception to business implementation to investment.

Weinclude Is a national movement whose focus is tech inclusion and diversity across the technological and digital space. Weinclude’s mission is to provide awareness and greater visibility of the needs and opportunities of the culturally diverse, tech-driven innovation community.  

Use the promo code STCTTH15 to save 15% on Early-Bird rate.

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Competition Consensus Meeting

Ad illustration of chapter-level badges and enter date

Judges discuss their comments with their team members to determine the final ratings of each entry (Distinguished, Excellence, Merit, or no award). Lead Judges and Team Judges then choose the Best of Category for each of their categories.

Attendees: Judging Manager, Lead Judges, Team Judges, Entries Manager, Competition Manager.

Map and Directions: Directions to the Arlington Central Library

Parking: Parking is free on weekends and the library is walking distance from two Metro stations on the Orange line. Virginia Square station is 0.19 miles away and Ballston station is 0.25 miles away. Central Library has a 5-Minute Drop Off area in front of the Library on North Quincy St. Free 2-hour parking is available in the parking garage and surface lots near Central Library. Library patrons can request an extended parking pass from the Reference Desk. Parking passes are not necessary on the weekends.

Metrorail: Balston-MU on the Orange and Silver lines
Virginia Square on the Orange and Silver lines

(For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)

Ann Ray, Judging Manager
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Richard Bogacz, Competition Manager
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If you are unable to attend, please let Ann Ray know as soon as possible.

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Fall for the Book Presentation by S. Scott Graham

This Fall for the Book, save the date for a presentation by S. Scott Graham.

Tuesday, September 27
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room A
Mason Fairfax Campus

The George Mason University chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (GMU STC) invites you to learn why the study of rhetoric—including writing, composition, and technical communication—and Science and Technology Studies (STS) need each other.

Dr. S. Scott Graham is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the director of the Scientific and Medical Communications (SAMComm) Laboratory. An award-winning researcher, he examines the interaction of science and the public in health and environmental policy-making. His latest study uses Systems Ethnography and Qualitative Modeling (SEQM) to investigate cancer-obesity comorbidity.

The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry (2015), Dr. Graham’s first full-length publication, uses history, philosophy, rhetorical analysis, and findings from an ethnographic study to examine how a mind/body approach to pain science has impacted the study and treatment of pain. Drawing from theories by Bruno Latour, Annemarie Mol, and Martin Heidegger, Graham proposes overcoming the two-world problem with a combination of rhetoric and STS.


GMU STC is a student chapter of the STC, the world’s oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators.

As a student organization, we are dedicated to helping current and future professional technical communicators—writers, editors, illustrators, and more—achieve their career, education, and service goals.

Visit us on Facebook to learn more.

Download the event flyer here.

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