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What is TC Dojo?

TC Dojo is a virtual meeting place for the Technical Communications professional. Whether you are just starting out in the field or you are a well-seasoned expert, everyone can gain valuable learning at the TC Dojo.

Why call it a dojo?

A dojo (道場 dōjō?) is a Japanese term which literally means “place of the way.” Typically, it is the place for learning and practicing a martial art form. We decided to borrow this theme and apply it to the practice and learning for the art of Technical Communication.

What will we cover?

Ever wish they were talking about what you cared about? Now is your chance at the TC Dojo.

Topics range from developing skill sets to specific tool use to solving advanced complex challenges.

How does it work?

There are three ways to learn at the Dojo

Open Sessions

Free General Audience Sessions – For Technical Communications professionals at every level.

We cover a wide range of topics appropriate for a wide range of practitioners from the beginner to the advanced.

Session Topics are selected by the attendees and can cover anything of concern to Technical Communications professionals such as architectural design, analysis, technology, or even tools.

What is important to you?

Mastermind Session

Ever feel like you are spinning your wheels trying to solve an issue? How valuable would it be for you to have a sounding board?

The Mastermind sessions are unique learning opportunities where members talk about real time issues they are solving and share ideas for possible solutions. Chances are if you are facing something, someone has gone before you or they are in the same place.

Masterminds meet once a month for an hour. These are Members-Only sessions

Private Mentoring

Ever have one of those questions that is too big for the mailing list but not big enough to engage a consultant over? Working through one of our books and want help from the author?

Our TC Dojo Mentoring Sessions are for anyone who needs some one-on-one time with an expert who can focus on you–your specific situation, needs, and questions.

Private mentoring sessions are perfect for lone writers and individuals responsible to a bigger team. Private mentoring sessions are all about you.

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Coming Up in the TC Dojo

In August…

TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 14 Aug 2018
  • Cost: TC General Mastermind Members Only

Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 22 Aug 2018
  • Cost: Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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In September…

TC Dojo Open Session

  • When: 10 September 2018
  • Cost: Free
  • Audience: Beginners

“Is Your DITA Output Ugly?”

Traditionally, stylized DITA output has been clunky and code-editor driven. But it doesn’t have to be that way. See how one tool is taking features from other user experiences and bringing them in to a world that has been neglected.

You can create styling libraries like you create content libraries. Change it once and change it everywhere. Design faster. Implement faster. Save yourself time and bring value to your company.

In this TC Dojo, get a look at Styler and learn how you can make appealing DITA output in minutes.

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 18 Sept 2018
  • Cost: TC General Mastermind Members Only

Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 26 Sept 2018
  • Cost: Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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In October…

TC Dojo Open Session

  • When: 1 October 2018
  • Cost: Free
  • Audience: Beginners

“How to Reuse DITA Content”

Reusing content is beneficial but complicated without knowing how and what to reuse. Join easyDITA to learn how to set up reuse strategies, tie in organizational goals, and employ best practices for your team.

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 9 Oct 2018
  • Cost: TC General Mastermind Members Only

Discussions range widely, covering any and all issues faced in techcomm. All sessions are live; you snooze, you lose. No limits.

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 31 October 2018
  • Cost: Arbortext Mastermind Members Only

A live conference call. Discussions are limited to issues faced by Arbortext users, and anything is fair game.

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Recently in the TC Dojo

Here’s what you missed…

TC Dojo Open Session

“Expanding Horizons: Open Source, Social Coding, and Your Career”

Technical Writing is a profession with a bright outlook, and the sun is burning hottest in the open source arena. Remote source control sites like GitHub and BitBucket are new landscapes for technical writers. These sites provide places where you can learn and exercise new skills. They also present a gateway opportunity for finding your next job.

Get an introduction to the open source arena and the tools you’ll find there. Learn how open source has changed the writer’s authoring environment and how you can leverage what you find to work in new ways.

Watch the video ›

Archives

After all these years, we’ve had a lot of sessions. Use the search or browse through one of the archive categories:

Also filed under Career Development

Techniques for keeping up in your profession

Panel: Yvonne Wade-Sanchez, Andrew Davis, Max Hoffmann, Richard Mateosian, Liz Fraley

Also filed under Arbortext Styler

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