#STC17 Summit Dine Around with STC WDCB

Join leaders from your host chapter, STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) for a dine around dinner event on Monday, May 8 at the 2017 STC Summit.


Scroll down to register on this page and then select a free ticket for one of the dinner events. A ticket includes you in the dinner reservation, though you are responsible for the cost of your own meal and drinks. Each dinner can accommodate a limited number of participants, so be sure to sign up soon!


Your dining options for Monday evening follow. All are a short walk from the Gaylord. We will meet in the lobby of the Gaylord at 6:30 p.m. and walk over together. You can also just meet us at the restaurant at 7 p.m. but please let your host know if this is your plan.


  • Join Liz Herman at Rosa Mexicano at 153 Waterfront Street for networking, merriment, and margaritas. To contact Liz directly, text 319-430-6051.

  • Join Stacey O’Donnell also at Rosa Mexicano at 153 Waterfront Street for networking, merriment, and margaritas.

  • Join Sean Stevenson at Grace’s Mandarin at 188 Waterfront Street for world-class Asian flavors from the highest-rated restaurant in National Harbor. To contact Sean directly, call/text Sean at 347-675-8537.

  • Join Greta Boller Buskirk at Granite City at 200 American Way for a polished take on casual American cuisine with an on-site brewery. To contact Greta directly, text 443-752-2921.

  • Join Carolyn Klinger at The Walrus Oyster and Ale House at 152 Waterfront Street for fresh oysters, craft beers, and Chesapeake Bay inspired seafood. To contact Carolyn directly, text 301-275-4592.

Bloomery Plantation Distillery Tour 2016


The Washington DC-Baltimore chapter of STC returns to the Bloomery Plantation on August 27th. We had so much fun last year (see photos of 2015 and photos of 2014), we’re doing it again this year.


Bloomery Plantation is a 12-acre farm steeped in history–and moonshine! A former ironworks, today it is a charming mini-distillery where they make artisan cordials by hand from their farm’s own lemons and raspberries.


What does this have to do with technical communication, you ask? Well, it turns out running a business like this requires a lot of labeling. The process of creating SweetShines, as they call their artisan cordials, is quite technical. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. We will enjoy a tour of the grounds and hear about the slightly tarnished past of this neck of the woods while we strengthen our ties to one another as a network of technical communicators.


Despite the focus on spirits in the Bloomery’s tasting room, this is actually a great event for families, with lots of land to explore.


Food is not available at the Bloomery Planation but you can bring your own picnic (be sure to include food, non-alcoholic drinks, and paper products; be prepared to carry out your own trash) if you’d like. Nearby restaurants include Alfredo’s, KFC, Subway, and Chick-Fil-A.


Bloomery rules:

  • Don’t bring in any other alcohol, per WV law.

  • GPS will get you lost. Use Google or Mapquest.

  • Dress casually. High heels will get you stuck in the soil.

  • Feel free to bring kids and kid-friendly drinks. 



Agenda

3:00 Arrive and gather with our group 

3:15 Tour of grounds and history

4:15 Tasting 

5:00 Hang out and network

6:00 Official event end and live music begins

8:00 Live music ends and Bloomery closes

Welcoming Jenny Staley, Membership Manager

In our last email, we put out a call for an interim Membership Manager. We were incredibly fortunate that Jenny Staley answered our call. She is currently serving in this role and will be on our ballot for Second Vice President in early April. You can find out more about Jenny at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennystaley

Tech The Halls 2015 – Presented by Adobe

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STC members can use promotional code STCTTH15 for 15% off the ticket price.

It’s that time of year again!

DC’s BIGGEST MEGA Tech Holiday Party –Tech The Halls 2015 – Presented by Adobe!

Mark your calendars for, Wednesday, December 9th for the 4th annual Tech The Halls 2015 Holiday Party as we come together and celebrate all that is the DC tech community!

Tech organizations such as DCWW, UXPA-DC, STC WDC, Web Content Mavens, Reaching Latinos Online, Color of Tech, Digital District, Code For Progress and DMV Startup along with technologists from all over the DC-Metro area will meet, share ideas and network.

Held at the chic Capitale in downtown Washington, DC, Tech The Halls brings together entrepreneurs, startup founders, designers, developers, marketers and strategists to network and discuss tech trends.

There will be an open bar, unlimited food, and music by DJ Clinton Matthews!!

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

Hashtag: #techthehalls15

STC members can use promotional code STCTTH15 for 15% off the ticket price.

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**Last day to receive a refund is Thursday, November 26th 2015 (Thanksgiving). After 11/26/15 all ticket sales are final.

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Many thanks to our sponsors!

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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.

Reaching Latinos Online is a meetup group for professionals interested in sharing their experiences and learning about how to engage the growing online Hispanic / Latino Community.

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.

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.

Code For Progress brings women and people of color into the coding workforce through holistic investment in their technical training and communities of support. As part of our year-long fellowship, participants are trained in coding and human centered design, and are coached and mentored by talented local professionals. By intentionally removing barriers to technological training for women and people of color, Code for Progress cultivates a growing community of diverse professionals who have the technical skills and cultural competency to bring innovation to non-profits, government and 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.

STC members can use promotional code STCTTH15 for 15% off the ticket price.