Silicon Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
July 22, 1999    Dinner Meeting

Topic: Technical Communications in the Unix Environment:
Understanding UNIX Documentation from the Perspective of Windows NT
Abstract: Understanding the fundamentals of Unix is valuable for technical communicators. Starting from the more familiar Windows NT environment, this presentation stresses common features, such as security and networking, to help you solve problem technical writers typically face with both operating sytems.
Speakers: Becky Phung, Computer Resource Specialist for the University of California at Berkeley Extension and MIS Consultant, manages computer labs running Windows (NT and 98) and Unix (Linux and Sun Solaris). In an earlier phase of her high tech career, Becky directed Fry's Electronics software products inventory, pricing, and salesperson technical training.

Thomas Albert, Ph.D., technical writer at Rational Software, has produced publications using all the major operating systems for companies such as Oracle, Ericsson, and Kodak. Thomas has taught three technical writing courses for UC Berkeley Extension. In September, Bruce Overby, Documentation Manager at Ariba Technologies, and Thomas will teach "Technical Communications in the UNIX Environment: Understanding UNIX Documentation and Technical Publication Tasks"

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