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:
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Support for our communities
We support TC Camp
In 2013, we launched an unconference that was wildly successful in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015, we spun it out as it's own non-profit and has done well ever since.
We founded, created, and organized TC Camp, the first un-conference for the techcomm community. We remain a strong supporter of the event.
We created and developed Room 42, a podcast that connects TPC professionals with academic research. In 2021, TC Camp acquired Room 42 and we remain one of the primary supporters.
We support STC
We understand that sometimes community organizers need help from the outside. Our own Liz Fraley asked us to provide space for organizers to collaborate. It's our pleasure to support STC!
The VCE is a collaborative effort that started with STC chapters but supports any group willing to collaborate and share content events. Anyone can subscribe to it. Please contact us if you want permission to add your events.
We support AUGI
Arbortext user groups have been around for a long time. We do what we can to support them in whatever form they take – AUGI, PTC/User, etc. We're here for them.
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.
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.)