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There are three ways to learn at the Dojo:

Upcoming Sessions

  • 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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    DITA Keys and Conkeys

    Liz Fraley, TC Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Audience: Beginner
    • Cost: Free

    In this webinar, we tackle the DITA feature keyrefs and conkeyrefs. The keyref and conkeyref mechanisms allow you to easily switch variable content.

    We will demonstrate how keys and key references are referenced by DITA maps; how to combine keys with maps for easier manageability; and how to use conkey references instead of conref to simplify reuse and manage your content.

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    DITA Keys and Conkeys in Arbortext

    Liz Fraley, TC Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Arbortext Edition
    • Audience: Intermediate
    • Cost: Free

    In this webinar, we demonstrate the DITA feature keyrefs and conkeyrefs in Arbortext. The keyref and conkeyref mechanisms allow you to easily switch variable content.

    We will demonstrate how to create keys and key references; how to combine keys with maps for easier manageability; and how to use conkey references instead of conref to simplify reuse and manage your content.

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    Visiting Dojo Master

    • TC Dojo Open Session
    • Audience: Beginner
    • Cost: Free
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    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 ›

Did you miss the last session?

Part 2: Examples and stories about companies that have skimped on the documentation.

A perennial question in the technical communication community is how to justify our work in financial terms that management will understand. One partial answer is to consider potential consequences of putting insufficient resources into technical documentation. What happens if the material is poorly written, or not written at all? Consequences can range from unhappy customers to wasted employee time to debilitating lawsuits—and worse. Joseph Devney uses statistics and real-life examples to illustrate some of the risks of having inadequate documentation.

Visiting Dojo Master

Joseph Devney, M.A., is an STC Fellow and president of the Berkeley chapter. He has seen his share of bad documentation, and done his best to improve it. Joe has been a guest speaker at several STC chapters and for other organizations, and taught document design at San Francisco State University