Boston Broadside
March/April 2002
Vol. 59,  No. 4
    Newsletter of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication


Copyright © STC Boston 2002

Announcements and Activities

Literacy Campaign Continues

The literacy campaign collected 50 books and $15 and donated books and funds to local libraries.

The STC Boston Chapter also donated $500 to the literacy program at the Pine Street Inn. The Pine Street Inn ( is a not-for-profit organization committed to men, women and children in need of shelter, sustenance, and the basic moral and material supports necessary to lead a dignified and stable life.

Upcoming Events

On April 3, the Online Information SIG sponsors a program entitled “Moving from HTML to XML.” For more information, see the Online Information SIG page at

The Programs Committee has a full schedule of workshops and programs for spring:

Wednesday, March 20, Program
"Working in Cross-Functional Teams"
Host: Jim Lidington
Panelists: Helen Chen representing Project Management, John Garison representing Technical Communications, RJ LeMaster representing Development, Bill Gribbons representing Quality Control and Usability

Saturday, March 30, Workshop
"XML For Technical Communicators" by Neil Perlin

Saturday, April 13, Workshop
"Working with HTML" by Richard Feitelberg

Wednesday, April 17, Program
"Usability Evaluation: It's not About the Product, it's About the Relationship," by Joe Dumas

Saturday, April 20, Workshop
"Innovative Career Seminar" (presenters to be decided)

Wednesday, May 22, Program
"Ask the Manager"
Moderator: Taryn Light
Panelists: To be decided

For more information on a program or workshop, or to sign up, check the Programs Page of the Chapter's Web site frequently.