Chapter Meetings

Next STC-SF chapter meeting at a special location:
Wednesday 21, September 2016

Joe Malin and “Helping the Code Tell the Story: How to Present Effective Code Samples”

About the Presentation

Software developers want code samples as part of the documentation, but you may not know what to provide, especially if you don’t have software development background. Nevertheless, you can succeed! As it happens, effective code samples are a lot like effective documents, so you can apply your writing knowledge to delivering good code.

About the Presenter

Joe Malin has a passion for both software engineering and technical writing, which he combines as a developer documentation specialist. Originally a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard, Joe went on to work as an internationalization engineer and product manager for software startups. After joining Oracle Corporation to do internationalization for business tools, Joe switched to writing developer documentation for J2EE frameworks. He left Oracle to go to Google, where he was one of the first technical writers to work on Android developer documentation. He’s currently a Staff Technical Writer at Salesforce, where he writes developer, admin, and end-user documentation in the Apps Group. Joe holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Haverford College and a certificate in Technical Communications from San Jose State University, and studied computer science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.



For the September meeting, we will be at 123 Mission, on the 23rd Floor. It’s just a short walk from our usual location at the Rincon Center. You can check in at the front desk. Once on the 23rd Floor, a Chapter representative will show you to the room, which is right near the floor lobby.

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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.

Past Meetings

Read about past meetings by selecting Meeting Discussion from the Categories drop down on the right panel of this page. It’s right under Recent Posts. You’ll be taken to a page that lists the summaries from meeting attendees.

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