Introducing TC Camp, the first Unconference for content creators, strategists, publishers, and the people who support them!
Special offer for San Francisco STC members:
Here’s even more incentive for you to attend TC Camp on Saturday,January 26, 2013. You, as a member of SFSTC, have a 50% off coupon for any TC camp workshop. (Workshops are normally $30, but you’ll be able to attend for $15!). Remember you only have to pay for the workshops; the rest of the TC Camp is free. This is a great deal! And a great way to meet other professionals, exchange ideas, and learn new things.
Check out the workshops on the website: http://www.tccamp.org/2012/10/schedule/. Enter the code SFSTC when you register for a workshop.
What is TC Camp?
An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in detail. Anyone can suggest a discussion session. Want to brainstorm your project challenges with experts? Trying to get your arms around an idea, a strategy, an approach, or a tool? Want other people to compare notes with, then come to TC Camp.
When: Saturday 26 January 2013 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Silicon Valley Cloud Center Directions
Events of the Day
- Panel of Experts
- Suggest session topics
- Vote topics into the agenda
- Go to discussion sections
- Summary session
Be sure to attend the summary session at the end of the day to hear about the sessions you couldn’t attend.
Panel of experts
- Sharon Burton
- Catherine Lyman
- Marta Rauch
- Rebekka Andersen
- Patricia Boswell
- Michael Hahn
- Kevin G+ Lim
List of available workshops
Visit the registration page for a list of all workshops http://www.tccamp.org/2012/10/schedule/
Potential session topics
- Content for use on devices- going mobile, how, challenges, tools, mobile applications, cross-platform/multi-browser web output
- Content architecture and design - how to organize, how to plan authoring in a distributed model
- Keeping a handle on your reuse, reuse strategies, thinking like an architect
- Single-sourcing for business leaders, product managers, marketers and profit center owners
- Developing metrics to justify resources, projects, tools
- Doctypes--DITA, Docbook, S1000D, MILSPEC, Custom doctypes, how to choose, when to specialize/customize, benefits and drawbacks
- Integrating SEO into web content
- Working with outsourced teams, best practices, process improvement
- Jobs, job search, how to break into a new industry, hot markets, looking outside the techdoc box
- Portfolios--how to construct them, best practices, strategies for getting a wow
- Localization--writing for it, publishing it, managing localized content, process engineering, best practices
- Technical editing fundamentals, using checklists, efficient editing best practices
- Your favorite tools: FrameMaker, Arbortext, Author-It, XMetaL, SDL, Word, Sharepoint, RoboHelp, MadCap, wikis, etc.
- Bring your project challenges to brainstorm on current projects with experts (discussion)
- Bring your business problems and data for a “techcomm coopertition hackathon” (data analysis)
See more on the website. http://www.tccamp.org/session-ideas/
Check for daily web specials:
- TC Camp facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/193561554109335/
- TC Camp LinkedIn page: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/TC-Camp-4737174
- from @tccamp411 on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tccamp
There is a TC Camp weekly newsletter that also has details and articles about the camp, interviews with workshop instructors, and specials: http://eepurl.com/rQ9_b