Chapter Meetings

Next STC-SF chapter meeting: Wednesday 17, February 2016

STC-SF presents Richard Mateosian with “Version control, writers, and work flows”

About the Presentation

Richard will lead a highly interactive session that begins with the basics of using version control systems to help support documentation of software products.
Of specific interest to technical communicators will be how, or even whether, a particular version controls these system can affect our decisions about chunking, modularity, and reuse. Spoiler alert: version control systems are not component content management system.
Attendees will also be encouraged to share their ideas and experiences about setting up version control system work spaces and workflows, including: conducting reviews; dealing with product-versioning issues, and working with developers.

About the Presenter

Richard Mateosian is a freelance technical writer who for twenty years has specialized in documentation for developers. Richard’s presentation is in part inspired by his recent work on documentation projects ranging from a website generated from Markdown files maintained in Git to a website generated from DITA files maintained in Perforce.

Purchase a ticket using PayPal

Starting in February, the meeting tickets will be lowered by $5 for each type:

Member price is for STC members. You do not need to be a San Francisco Chapter member to qualify for the Member price.

To quality for the First Timer price, you cannot be a STC member and this would be your first time at a San Francisco Chapter meeting.

Date and Time

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except November and December.

6:00 PM: Networking

7:00 PM: Chapter Announcements and Topic Presentation

Please arrive before 7:00 PM while someone is present at the entrance to let you in. Due to security restrictions, the doors can only be opened by Salesforce employees. If someone is not present at the entrance, please be patient. You can also email to alert those inside the meeting or if you will be later than the presentation start time.


The February 2016 meeting will be in the Salesforce office in Rincon Center complex bounded by Mission, Howard, Spear, and Steuart Streets.


Location of STC-SF meetings in Rincon Center

The entrance to the chapter meetings is near Rincon food court entry doors facing the plaza (not the entry doors on Mission Street). Look for the Salesforce lobby with two bright blue chairs in the corner.


Use either the Howard Street Garage (located between Spear and Steuart) or the garage under the Rincon Center (located on Spear between Mission and Howard). The Rincon Center underground parking garage elevator will take you to the ground floor, on the same side of the building as the entrance to the meeting center.

NOTE that the Howard Street Garage’s rates are lower at night than during the day.

Public Transportation

You can take either BART or MUNI and exit at the Embarcadero Station.

To get to the Rincon Center from there:

Turn right and walk down Spear Street, about half-way down the block. Cross the street and enter the plaza about half-way down Spear Street (on the east side of Spear Street). Walk up the steps, and when you see the Dolphin fountain, look left, you’ll see the entrance.

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