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Tech Writer (Taco) Tuesday Happy Hour with InfoDevDC

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Uncle Julio’s Arlington/Ballston

4301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA (map)

Tech writers. Margaritas. Tacos. Enough Said. Join us for our monthly happy hour where we discuss all things tech writer related. Note: If parking is an concern, the Ballston Mall Garage is $1 for 3 hours. Street parking around the evening isn’t too bad either.

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Tech Writer Thursday Happy Hour with InfoDevDC

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

6:00 PM

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

1934 Old Gallows Road, Tysons Corner, VA (map)

Look for the InfoDev table tent. We’ll be in the bar area wearing Zoomdata shirts.

Hello writers and developers of technical things! This event kicks off our (new) monthly happy hour series. Every month, we’ll get together to discuss the writing of the things over your drink of choice.

Due to popular demand, we’re moving our happy hours to the Tysons/Falls Church area (at least for the time being). Feel free to suggest your favorite bar for the next event!

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TC Camp at the District Architecture Center (DAC)

Unconference – TC Summer Camp 2017

Join our unconference and use the day to talk about everything techcomm!

Find out more on the TC Camp website.


  • Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Venue: District Architecture Center (DAC)
  • WiFi will be available, so you can Tweet and blog!
  • Bring: Curiosity, business cards, portable device (for notes, blogging, etc), and a laptop if you’re attending a workshop.
  • Suggest and Vote on Topics: After you’ve registered, you can suggest topics of interest!
  • Questions, feedback, coordination? Email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Unconference Schedule

This is an approximate schedule of the day’s events:

  • 8:00 AM – Registration opens – Continental breakfast, networking, and registration!
  • 8:30 AM – Hands-on Workshops – Workshops run from 8:30-10:30.
  • 10:30 AM – Workshops end – Break, refreshments, and more networking!
  • 11:00 AM – Unconference Begins. The first general session includes:
    • Overview
    • Session Proposals
    • Voting
    • Lunch (with ticket)
    • Sponsor presentations
    • Expert Panel or Keynote
    • 2:00 PM – Session 1
    • 3:00 PM – Session 2
    • 4:00 PM – Session 3
    • 5:00 PM – Summary of Sessions, raffle, and wrap-up.
    • 6:00 PM – Finished

Thank you in advance for your notes and summary to everyone who volunteers as note-takers and session leaders!

Camp organizers invite any help in picking up after the free unconference. Help keep this event free!

Thanks to all the sponsors:
TC Summer Camp 2017!

TC Camp would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. When we reached out for companies to support this unconference, these pioneering spirited companies said YES without hesitation!

Special thanks to our Ambassador, our Scout Leaders, our Rangers, our Conservationists and our Stewards!

If you see a sponsor in the wild, be sure to thank them for being a TC Camp Sponsor!

Camp Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)


Adobe’s Technical Communication group delivers best-in-class tools, systems and services aimed at facilitating the end-to-end process of creating ground-breaking content, managing content effectively and efficiently using cutting edge systems, publishing content seamlessly across media and devices, and achieving greater business success. Adobe’s tools and solutions help deliver contextual, consumable and actionable content while offering highest return on investment. With the convergence of marketing and technical content across enterprises – Adobe’s new-age solutions will empower your organization to create valuable experiences that build your brands, drive demand, and extend the reach and ROI of customer-facing content, pre-sale AND post-sale.

Camp Scout Leaders (Gold Sponsors)


easyDITA accelerates creating and delivering content. It is a complete DITA authoring, publishing, and component content management system (CCMS). easyDITA’s users can create, share, reuse, localize, and deliver information faster and easier than ever before. We pride ourselves on delivering a complete approach to content development. From authoring to publishing, we’re there every step of the way. Visit us at easydita.com.

Your company here?

Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)


Your company here?

Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

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Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

Your organization here?

Camp Counselors (Assistant Camp Organizers)

TC Camp Inc is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible.

These companies sponsor members to the TC Camp Board and help make TC Camp happen:

Single-Sourcing Solutions specializes in everything related to dynamic product information creation, publication, and delivery.

Increase your efficiency with our tools and solutions. Leximation creates targeted solutions that specifically fit your needs.

Group Wellesley
Group Wellesley provides writing, publishing, and information management solutions.

Cool Text
Senior-level Tech Comms expert, who loves learning new technologies and keeping up with current tools and trends.

What is the District Architecture Center (DAC)?

The District Architecture Center is a great meeting space in the heart of DC’s bustling Penn Quarter District, where architecture meets the city.

Read all about it on the DAC website, http://www.aiadc.com/dac.

We need volunteers!

As with STC WDCB Chapter events, the success of TC Camp depends on the generosity of volunteers. Take a look at the opportunities and make plans to join us.

Read all about it and sign up to help on the TC Camp website, http://www.tccamp.org/volunteer/.

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First Friday Lunch (La Madeleine, Columbia, MD)

We’re heading north to Columbia, Maryland for our June First Friday Lunch. Join Elaine Firestone and other chapter members for a relaxing lunch at this quaint French cafe known for its rustic country fare. If you are not a chapter member, this is the perfect event to come to and meet other technical communicators in your area. Elaine will try to reserve the big table in the back for our group and will put a sign on the table that says “STC.”

As with all of our First Friday Lunches, there is no cost to RSVP, but you do have to pay for your own lunch.

If you would like to host a future First Friday Lunch, our calendar is open, so please contact our 1st Vice President, Greta Buskirk, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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