TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.TC Camp is a vendor-neutral bay area event aimed at content designers, creators, publishers and the people who support them.
We all have different levels of expertise as we face different issues and situations. At TC Camp we each extend our expertise to we can all learn from each other.
TC Camp is high-value, low-cost option for a training opportunity that provides access to industry experts like Max Hoffmann, Sharon Burton, and Scott Prentice. It's happening on a Saturday, so you know that you'll be there with only the most dedicated and driven technical communicators in the area.
TC Camp will help you grow in confidence because you learn from peers while contributing your own expertise. You will be able to respond to any team's growing needs and meet challenging new goals in the future.
How it works
First, there are morning classes that provide the traditional training or conference environment. The classes are followed by a panel of experts and an afternoon of open discussion sessions that are designed to bring people together who have a shared interest or who want to work together to work on something, figure something out, solidify their understanding, or even plan their strategy.
This year's morning workshops cover specific tools like Adobe's Technical Communications Suite, MadCap's full publishing environment, or Aptara's epub tools. There are also workshops aimed at specific documentation issues -- content strategy, improving content through analytics methods, and improving content retrieval using library science concepts.
In the afternoon, there are open discussion sessions that are driven by the attendees. Anyone can suggest a topic for discussion: Is your team discussing XML? Are they looking at improving SME review cycles? Is localization on the horizon? Attendees can discuss topics that are staring us all in the face with other people who have conquered these issues.
The agenda creation process is open so that all those gathered can put forward ideas for sessions. Because the agenda is made live in real time it is directly relevant to the attendees. All the content is guaranteed to be relevant to you because, remember, you choose the sessions and you drive the discussion.
Curious about the Expert Panel? It's a star-studded line-up:
- Sharon Burton (SharonBurton.com)
- Catherine Lyman (NetApp)
- Marta Rauch (Oracle)
- Rebekka Andersen (UC Davis)
- Patricia Boswell (Google)
- Michael Hahn (Alphabetical by Author)
- Kevin G+ Lim (Google)
And how about our sponsors?
- Camp Ambassador: Adobe Systems
- Camp Counselors: Silicon Valley Cloud Center, Single-Sourcing Solutions
- Camp Rangers: MadCap Software, Data Conversion Laboratory, Aptara, UCSC Extension Silicon Valley
- Camp Conservationist: oXygenXML
Now, go sign up!