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We took what we learned from the popular Arbortext Monster Garage virtual meeting series and the overwhelming requests we received from the first annual TC Camp held in Santa Clara in January 2013 and blended them together. The result — a new twist on the typical web session.

What is TC Dojo?

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.

TC Dojo is a virtual meeting place for the Technical Communications professional to learn and to share lived experiences with each other. 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?

The TC Dojo follows the tradition of the dōjō (道場 dōjō?), a “place for immersive learning or meditation.” We did extensive research so that we would be as faithful as possible to the historic and cultural traditions and intent behind them when we created the imagery. There are specific ways dojos are constructed, laid out, and arranged, and we made sure that we had all the elements incorporated into the images. The drawings reflect the Japanese minimalist architectural style. Minimalism is an important practice in technical and professional communications. When we train, we regularly show images of architecture, art, and music from many different traditions and cultures when we’re explaining the concept of minimalism. In this great tradition of the way, the TC Dojo serves as a place of learning for technical and professional communicators.

How does it work?

Free General Audience Sessions for students at every level. In this Dojo, we cover a wide range of topics appropriate for a wide range of practitioners from the beginner to the advanced. Look for the code key:

  • B - Beginner
  • I - Intermediate
  • A - Advanced

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

Sign up for an upcoming Open Session ›

The sessions run for only 30 minutes and meet once a month.

We may increase the frequency depending on audience interest and demand. However, we will always keep these sessions short and to the point.

Key Concepts:

news, training and mentoring

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