Come to TC Camp on Saturday January 26, 2013: A new kind of conference
Thursday, 03 January 2013

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
URL: http://www.tccamp.org/

Events of the Day

- Workshops
- 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