Our community projects
We give away information like candy
Our committment to fostering strong community relationships differentiates us from our competitors. We donate 10% of our time to community educational efforts. This is a list of projects that we have founded, created, and organized for the technical communications and Arbortext communities:
The Single Sourcing blog is focused on information about Arbortext, the community, and the best practices for successful implementation of dynamic information delivery projects.
Adepters code repository
We currently maintian this free Arbortext code archive. We donate the resources and contribute code to the repository on a regular basis.
Top Arbortext Resources List
We maintain the list of top resources for Arbortext users available to date.
We publish interviews with Arbortext implementers, customers, and experts. Find podcast series on the web here.
Inspired by the success of TC Camp, the TC Dojo is a series of webinars where the topics are chosen by the community and driven by community needs.
Arbortext Lens on Squidoo
We maintain the Arbortext lens on Squidoo: Everything Arbortext in one place.
Let’s face it, there are times when all you need is some quick assistance to help you solve a challenge.
We founded, organized, and delivered TC Camp, the first unconference for the techcomm community.
Arbortext User Group - SF Bay
We donate time, resources, and administrative support to the SF Bay Arbortext PTC/User Group.
Arbortext Monster Garage
A webinar series we ran in 2011 where we showed how to trick out your Arbortext environment. All the videos have been posted here.
dita.xml.org blog on single-sourcing
We publish the Single-Sourcing Blog spot on the dita.xml.org
See Pictures of the people who use Arbortext from our Flickr stream.
PTC Technical Committees
Customer-driven Technical Committees for PTC products help current and future product development to PTC. We have been a contributing member of the PTC Arbortext Technical Committee, representing our customer's current and future needs to PTC, since 2005.
Other community resources
Lots of other resources are available, too.
Arbortext has always had a very active community. Users and developers support each other, answer each other's questions, and present at conferences. We talk about everything: We talk about Arbortext, but we talk about all the related technologies that come into play as well. The community is more than just Arbortext customers. One of the strengths of the community -- and of the Arbortext product line -- is that PTC's Engineering team also partcipates in the community. You'll see them answering questions at all times of the day and night, right alongside us.
Adepters Mailing List
Your best place for questions. Monitored by PTC R&D and Product Management as well as new and old customers. This long-running mailing list has been around since 1996.
3B2 Users Mailing List
The 3b2users yahoo group is dedicated to Advanced Print Publisher (APP) questions and answers. APP was formerly known as 3B2.
We were regular presenters at every PlanetPTC Live (formerly PTC/User World Event and Arbortext User Group International) from 2003 to 2011 and have participated on the jury to review proposal submissions for these events. In 2012, this conference stopped having Arbortext Content that was presented by the user community.