Community Events for April Added to Calendar

by Kevin Cuddihy on 1 April 2014

Thanks once more to the chapter and SIG leaders for filling Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger in on what’s going on in their neighborhoods. Click the Community Events tab above to see the full listing, in chronological order and with links where provided, or see the list below the jump. New this month: Events with the blue @ icon have an online component, and STC members worldwide are invited to participate!

If you’re a community leader and didn’t get my email, or if you didn’t get a chance to respond, feel free to email me and I’ll add your events to the below as soon as I can. If you weren’t able to send your event due to the holidays, please send now and I’ll add it to the list.

All members are invited to attend any of the below meetings, many of which are virtual. See the websites for more information or to sign up.

4 April: Washington, DC-Baltimore, First Friday Lunches, Let’s Do Lunch, Noon-1:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

7 April: Washington, DC-Baltimore, Information Everywhere: Flexible Content with Responsive Design with Nicky Bleiel, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

8 April: Eastern Iowa, “The Juggling Author: Work, Writing, Promo & Play,” 5:30-8:30 PM, CDT (GMT-5)

8 April: Twin Cities, Tour of Usability Lab at University of Minnesota, 5:30-7:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

8 April: Phoenix, Writing and Editing Progression Sessions by Lynn Gorton, Rachel Houghton, and Kim Rosenlof, Total Wine & More, 5:45-8:30 PM MST (GMT-7) or Email Phoenix

8 April: North Texas Lone Star, recruiters from Brightwing and Robert Half Technology will speak on “What employers look for when they hire technical writers.” 6:30-8:30 PM CST (GMT-5) or Contact North Texas Lone Star

8 April: New England, User Experience and Technical Communication: Bridging the Gap (live program with pizza and dessert), 6:30-9:00 EDT (GMT-4)

9 April: New England, Scribbling Tipplers Social Hour, 5:30-9:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

9 April: Rocky Mountain, Northern Colorado Satellite meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)

10 April: Carolina, Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race, presented by Linda Formichelli, 6:00-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

10 April: Sacramento Metro, The Making of “The Language of Content Strategy” with Scott Abel, President & CEO of The Content Wrangler, 6:30-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

12 April: Houston, Multi-Screen Authoring by Joe Welinske, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)

15 April: Orange County, Mapping Ethics: A Review of Theories for Technical Communicators, presented by Professor Sam Dragga; 6:00-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

15 April: Canada West Coast, Annual General Meeting, 6:30-7:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)

15 April: Canada West Coast, TechComm Progressions to find out about unique career paths in the field, 7:15-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)

16 April: Instructional Design & Learning, Making Instructional Video: What We Learn from Pro-Am Content on the Web, by Jason Swarts, 1:30–3:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

16 April: Houston, Plain English Rules by Natalia Matveeva and Michelle Moosally, 5:30–7:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

16 April: San Francisco, What’s In It for Me? Managing Big Projects with Liz Fraley, 6:00-9:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)

17 April: Chicago, User Experience: Staying Relevant in a User-centric World, The Parthenon, 6:00-8:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

17 April: Rocky Mountain, Chapter meeting, Networking with Your Peers, 6:00-8:30 PM MDT (GMT-6)

17 April: Willamette Valley (OR), Chapter meeting with Steven Brooks presenting “Usability Testing for Writers,” 6:00-8:30 PM PDT (GMT-7)

17 AprilOrlando Central Florida, Collaboration Through Conflict, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, 6:30-8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

19 April: India, Peer Reviewing and Editing in DITA, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM IST (GMT+5.30)

19 April: Huntsville/North Alabama, Mini-Conference, Location: Shelby Center, Room 121, on UAH Campus, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)

22 April: Houston, STC Galleria Networking Lunch, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

23 April: Content Life Cycle, Getting a Handle on the Content Life Cycle Webinar with Joe Gollner, 12:00-1:00 PM CDT (GMT-5)

23 April: Technical Editing, Watercooler Chat on Indexing with Lucie Haskins, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

23 April: Philadelphia Metro, Chapter Meeting, “Content and Control presented by Content Strategist Sara Wachter-Boettcher,” 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

24 April: Consulting & Independent Contracting, webinar with Business Coach Jeff Orr speaking about “How to Profit in 2014″ and how to set business goals, 1:00-2:15 EDT (GMT-4); questions to

24 April: Phoenix, Lunch with Technical Communicators in North Scottsdale, Carlos O’Brien’s, 12:15-1:30 PM MST (GMT-7) or Email Phoenix

26 April: Sacramento Metro, Tour of the California State Railroad Museum, 11:30 AM PDT (GMT-7)

29 April: CAC, Leadership Webinar on Programs, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)
Link to be added

29 April: New York Metro, presentation by STC president Nicky Bleiel on responsive design: “Information Everywhere: Flexible Content with Responsive Design,” 5:30-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

29 April: Charlotte Regional, Chapter Social Dinner at Zapatas Restaurant, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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