What we're about

Sponsored by the STC Arizona chapter (https://stcaz.org), we're an informal group of technical communicators from across the (Phoenix) Valley of the Sun, this group meets regularly to chat about trends and issues in technical documentation, editing, illustration, instructional design, web design, and similar fields.

Topics can range from troubleshooting problems with tools such as RoboHelp or FrameMaker to implementing new processes or methods such as DITA or API to helping fellow technical communicators find jobs.

The MPTC meetup is sponsored by the non-profit Arizona Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). Any dues or donations collected from this site will go directly to the Arizona Chapter STC (and may be tax deductible). You do NOT have to be an STC member to join or participate in this meetup, but non-STC members will pay non-member pricing if attending any Arizona Chapter STC events. Visit www.stcaz.org (https://stcaz.org) www.stc-phoenix.com for more information on STC events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to Find the Jobs and Ace the Interview

Northern Arizona University–East Valley Campus

Presented by Monica Hess—LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-hess-5b681778/ If you’re looking for work, or looking to move your career in a different direction, Monica will share tips and tricks for job hunting gleaned from more than 20 years of experience in growing her own career—including specific information about seeking work in the Valley. As part of a job search, you’ll want to boost your interviewing skills. Having been on both sides of the interview equation, Monica will share her techniques for getting an interview request, plus how to make yourself stand out from a sea of potential candidates. Price: STC members: $10 Nonmembers: $15 Students: FREE Pay at the door or register here: https://www.stcaz.org/workshop-registration-form/ (online participants must use the form to register)

Tucson STC AZ Chapter Meeting

Viscount Suite Hotel

Our next chapter meeting will be held in Tucson. Please join us in person if you're in the neighborhood, or you can join us online for the meeting and program (details below). When: February 20, 5:30–8:00 PM Where: Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Tucson, 85711 (map) Agenda: (subject to change) 5:30–6:00: Networking and registration 6:00–7:00: Dinner (meeting starts at 6:30) 7:00–8:00: Program— "The Effective Use of Social Media" by Lisa Bunker. Lisa is the Social Media Librarian for the Pima County Public Library where she writes for the principle pages and trains the staff that manages the other 30+ accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has also been teaching social media best practices to businesses and nonprofits since 2014. Recently she has added consultation sessions for those who need less-structured help. Lisa is also a contributing author of two books: The Lexicon (RDR Books, 2009), still the only Harry Potter encyclopedia in print, and Using Social Media to Build Library Communities (American Library Association, 2018). We are also having a book exchange! Have any tech comm books that you'd like to share with others? Bring them along! Price: In-person - Dinner and program – $25 Online - Meeting and program only, AZ STC Chapter members – FREE Online - Meeting and program only, nonmembers – $10 More info and register: https://www.stcaz.org/chapter-meetings/

East Valley Happy Hour

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Join us for happy hour at this popular Chandler Mall brewery.

Happy Hour - Scottsdale Beer Company

Scottsdale Beer Company

We are meeting again for good conversation, good food, and good beer at the Scottsdale Beer Company. See you there!

Past events (153)

Happy Hour - Scottsdale Beer Company

Scottsdale Beer Company

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