Community Projects

Our community projects

We share. A lot.

Our commitment to fostering strong community relationships differentiates us from our competitors. We donate a percentage 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:

Top 5 Arbortext Resources List

We maintain the list of the top resources for Arbortext users available out there anywhere.

Identifying Qualified Arbortext Dealers

This article, on the Arbortext User Group blog, tells you everything you need to know about Arbortext (including how to buy it from a qualified and reputable dealer) all in one convenient place.

Advisory Line

Let’s face it, there are times when all you need is some quick assistance to help you solve a challenge.

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Get the best tips and resources for technical communicators (Our team reads hundreds of books, websites, blogs, newsgroups, email lists, and RSS feeds every day.) We do all the work to gather everything up into one tidy package for our subscribers every month.

Books we've published

Liz Fraley and our other staff members have written a number of books, papers, and articles, and have given a lot of presentations over the years.

Single-Sourcing blog

The Single Sourcing blog is focused on information about Arbortext, the community, and the best practices for successful implementation of dynamic information delivery projects.

Webinars and Events

We present regularly at industry conferences. Some of our presentations and webinars are product focused, but most are not. We are known for providing high-quality content first and foremost.

Members-only forums

Forums available to our customers and members of the masterminds. The Arbortext User Forum sub-board is open to the public. The rest of the forums are only available to subscribers. Apply to join.

SlideShare

View copies of our presentations on SlideShare. To see what we will be presenting soon and where we will be appearing, check our event pages.

Arbortext Code Repository

We currently maintain this free Arbortext code archive. We donate the resources and contribute code to the repository on a regular basis.

Single-Sourcing at dita.xml.org

We publish the Single-Sourcing Blog on the dita.xml.org Postings here are all DITA related.

Join the TC Dojo

Never miss another session

Sure, we post recordings of past sessions to our YouTube channel, but you can’t ask questions of a video. Join our mailing list and every month we will send you a reminder to sign up so you can attend live.

TC Dojo

The TC Dojo is a series of webinars where the topics are chosen by the community and driven by community needs. In the TC Dojo-Arbortext Edition, we cover topics of interest to Arbortext users.

TC Dojo Masterminds

In these exclusive, members only, confidential learning sessions, participants talk about real time issues and share ideas for possible solutions. There are three Masterminds available: TechComm General, Arbortext, Windchill. Apply to join.

TC Dojo Conclave

The TC Dojo Conclave goes beyond technical skills to help you develop your business and professional accumen.

Arbortext Monster Garage

In the Arbortext Monster Garage, we focused on the million “Uber Geeky” things you can do in Arbortext. The Arbortext Monster Garage videos feature the open Arbortext API and the “geeky” things you can do with the product.

Arbortext User Group

We donate time, resources, and administrative support to the Arbortext User Group and the Arbortext User Group @ PTC Communties. In addition to the standard social media channels, the AUG also has a Meetup group and a blog that has pictures and history of the product.

Other Resources

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.

Our Non-Profit

In 2013, we launched an unconference that was wildly successful in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was an experiment that turned out exceptionally well. In 2015, we spun it out as it’s own non-profit and has done well ever since.

Arbortext @ PTC Communities

This is your best place for informal questions for PTC. Monitored by PTC R&D and Product Management as well as new and old customers. This group holds the archives for Adepters, the long-running mailing list that has been around since 1996. There’s a lot of tribal knowledge buried here. (Migrated from PTC/User archives in April 2015, after being migrated from Arbortext in 2006.) (They move this link a lot.)

Arbortext on YouTube

PTC, PTC Partners, and other users have put videos up on YouTube. For best results, try searching for “Arbortext” or “Arbortext IsoDraw”on YouTube.

3B2 Users Mailing List

The 3b2users yahoo group is dedicated to Advanced Print Publisher (APP) questions and answers. APP was formerly known as 3B2.

TC Camp

We founded, created, and organized TC Camp, the first un-conference for the techcomm community. In 2016, we spun off TC Camp as an independent non-profit organization. We remain a strong supporter of the event.

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