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?

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Coming Up in the TC Dojo

In March…

Writing Accessible Technical Documentation

  • When: 9 Mar 2020
  • Cost: FREE

Learn about principles and importance of accessibility and how to apply current standards to your technical documentation. We’ll provide examples using Microsoft Word and explain how a properly formatted source document is the secret to PDF accessibility success.

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 19 Mar 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: 25 Mar 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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In April…

Using Confluence for External Facing Product Documentation

  • When: 13 Apr 2020
  • Cost: FREE

Romy Sinha will talk about how they use Confluence for their external facing product documentation. She’ll cover benefits of using Confluence and how to get around some blockers. She will explain how they organize their documentation using the principles of concept, task, and reference and how they take advantage of the flexibility Confluence offers to make it a living thriving document that their customers have come to appreciate and rely on.

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TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 16 Apr 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: 23 Apr 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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In May…

Coming Soon

  • When: 4 May 2020
  • Cost: FREE

TechComm TC Dojo Mastermind Session

  • When: 14 May 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: 28 May 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…

The Interplay of UX and Technical Communication

Learn how the partnership of technical communication and user interaction improves the user experience. We’ll hear two perspectives: a technical writer and an interaction designer at Sonos, creators of the leading whole-home sound system. They’ll share how they’ve successfully collaborated on app content to create a better user experience.

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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:

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