Welcome to the TC Dojo

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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.

What TC Dojo level are you?

Years Running

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Coming Up in the TC Dojo

In October…

TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 15 Oct 2020
  • 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 Oct 2020
  • 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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Room 42

When: 28 October 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Samantha Blackmon, Purdue University, will be in the room

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In November…

Navigating TechComm with Chaucer

  • When: 5 November 2020
  • Cost: Free

Many are surprised to learn that Geoffrey Chaucer also wrote one of the oldest surviving technical documents written in the English language. More surprising still is the fact that this document, A Treatise on the Astrolabe, remains an example of excellent technical writing even by today’s standards. In this session we’ll use Chaucer and his astrolabe to study the timeless elements of great technical communication.

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Room 42

When: 11 November 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Pam Estes-Brewer, Mercer University, will be in the room!

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 12 Nov 2020
  • 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: 18 Nov 2020
  • 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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Room 42

When: 25 November 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Guiseppe Getto, East Carolina University, will be in the room!

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In December…

TBA but the topic is UI/UX

  • When: 5 November 2020
  • Cost: Free

Coming soon… Join the mailing list to be among the first notified when registration opens.

Room 42

When: 9 December 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Emma Rose, University of Washington, will be in the room!

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 10 Dec 2020
  • 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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Room 42

When: 16 December 2020 @ 15:00 UTC

Ben Lauren, Stuart Blythe, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Shannon Kelly, and a surprise guest, all from Michigan State University, will be in the room!

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Arbortext TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 17 Dec 2020
  • 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

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Here’s what you missed…

Templates for API Documentation

Templates can improve your documentation no matter what your skill level is, and no matter how mature the documentation set. Clarence Cromwell talks about a set of templates for minimum viable API documentation that can be used to form new doc sets or improve old ones.

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Room 42

Sweta Baniya, Virginia Tech, will be in the room.

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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 techcomm tools

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Why Shifting the Way We Think Revolutionizes How We Communicate hero image

Why Shifting the Way We Think Revolutionizes How We Communicate

Joanna Schreiber, Georgia Southern University

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Why Audience Contexts Matter to Content Creators

Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida

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