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    From the creators, producers, and host of Arbortext Monster Garage and TC Camp!
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How does it work?

There are three ways to learn at the Dojo:

Upcoming Sessions

  • TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

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    TC Camp Unconference

    • Audience: All levels
    • SPECIAL EVENT! JANUARY 20 & 21, 2017

    The TC Camp unconference is free to attend. Several morning workshops are available at low cost, thanks to the support of our vendors and sponsors. The workshops are voted on by the community and are always a hit with attendees.

    There are four 2-hour morning workshops on: GIT, Minimalism, Microlearning, and Moving from Word to FrameMaker.

    And a Full-Day API workshop, "Introduction to Web API Documentation" led by Peter Gruenbaum

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • Arbortext Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Arbortext Mastermind Group ›
  • Get your [bleep] together…with DITA maps

    TC Dojo Master: Tracy Baker, F5

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    In this TC Dojo session, we’ll talk about maps, maps, and more maps. Using maps to organize your thoughts, your keys, your content, your deliverables. We’ll talk about mini-maps and deliverable maps, and why you should not use bookmaps (unless you actually print to paper, but who does that anymore?!).

    Tracy Baker has been writing technical content long enough to [still] remember the Unix command shortcuts for FrameMaker. In her current role with F5 Networks, she transitioned the writing teams from desktop publishing to structured authoring in DITA, starting back in 2009. Optimizing content creation and publication so that customers are delighted is her passion. She’s been hooked on maps ever since she first discovered the Rand McNally road atlases as a child...

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    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

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    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • Arbortext Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Arbortext Mastermind Group ›
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    TC Dojo Master: TBA

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Coming soon...

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    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Mastermind Group ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • Arbortext Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Arbortext Mastermind Group ›
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    TC Dojo Master: TBA

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Cost: Free

    Coming soon...

    Register ›

    TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • TC Dojo Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Mastermind Group ›

    Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

    • Audience: All levels
    • Arbortext Mastermind Group (Members Only)

    Get that networking experience you need without having to travel to get it!

    Share your expertise with others, while they share theirs with you. Discuss your challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation.

    The Mastermind provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential, supportive environment. Network with your peers and benefit from each other's experiences.

    Join the TC Dojo Arbortext Mastermind Group ›

Watch the Recording!

Harnessing the Chi of Swagger in Your API Docs

Frequently when tech writers start creating API documentation, a developer will ask, Why don't we use Swagger? Swagger, or the OpenAPI specification, is an open standard for describing your REST API. The Swagger/OpenAPI spec, which is created in YAML or JSON, can be parsed by different tools, such as the Swagger UI framework. Swagger UI can create an interactive experience for users to try out your API calls using their own API keys. This can be a powerful addition to your API documentation, since it gives users a sandbox to experiment with your API in an immediate way.

TC Dojo Master

Tom Johnson, of I'd Rather Be Writing, is a technical writer in San Jose, California, mostly writing developer documentation, including documentation for APIs. He works at Amazon Lab126, which builds the devices for many of Amazon's products (such as the Kindle, Echo, Fire TV, and more).