Chapter Meetings

Wednesday July 19, 2017:

STC-SF presents Andrew Davis with Work-Life Balance in Tech?


Is work-life balance (WLB) possible? Specifically, can technical writers achieve professional security and whole-human fulfillment in the SF Bay Area? Andrew Davis knows thousands of tech writers and says sustained equanimity and professional competitiveness for tech writers in Northern California is a myth. Our business is survivable, but it takes a heavy toll; pretending otherwise is unwise. Come hear Andrew talk about the features and bugs, patches, and point releases of WLB in tech. He’ll also discuss how independent contractors and temp workers, who invariably have more significant WLB challenges than staff employees, can optimize their compromises.


Recruiter of technical content developers — mostly software technical writers, trainers, course developers, editors, and marcom writers — in the SF Bay Area. Find out the latest at Synergistech Communications.

RSVP on Meetup

Please RSVP on our Meetup page. This helps us plan for snacks and room space.

Meetings are now free to attend for everyone. If you would like to contribute to the chapter to help us continue providing free meetings, there’s a Chip In button on our Meetup page.

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.


Special Location for July!

350 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Meet at the reception desk to check in and be escorted to the meeting room.


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 350 Mission Street from there, walk west on Market to Beale, turn left and walk to Mission Street, then on Mission Street turn right (west) and walk to 350 Mission.

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