TC Camp at the District Architecture Center (DAC)

Save the date for TC Camp. Plans are coming together now and we’re finalizing programs and sponsors. Here’s a preview:

Join us again in 2017 for TC Camp at the District Architecture Center (DAC) on Saturday, September 9, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

What is TC Camp?

TC Camp is an Unconference focused on technical communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications technical communicators use.

The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community — writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.

Read all about it and join the mailing list on the TC Camp website,

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,

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,

Word Nerd Herd Happy Hour

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Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:00 PM

Crafthouse (World of Beer)
1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA

We will be outside if possible, or inside near the door. Organizer Ryan Haber will be wearing a Zoomdata tee shirt.

We want to start ramping up our meeting schedule again. We’re serious about it. While we plan some stuff, a happy hour seems fun and easy. Come join us! Don’t know any of us? That’s fine. We’re nice.

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.
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InfoDevDC Meetup — From Fred Flintstone to George Jetson: Creating Tension Increases Adoption

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.

The objective of a good training program is adoption and excellent field execution. This presentation is about how to use a combination of traditional training deliverables and old school psychology to gain user buy-in and achieve a successful launch. We’ll talk about how my company uses cartoons and countdowns to ensure that users seek out training and have a stake in adoption and field execution excellence.

Whether we create video, user assistance, classroom training, or documentation, what we really want is a group of folks who use the product to do an excellent job with little or no effort and make no mistakes. Creating good training is less about the deliverable and more about building the right relationship.

We picked two dates: February 21 is our official date with February 28th as a backup in case it snows. The usual end time is 8:00 pm but we love to continue the conversation at our traditional after-meeting at World of Beer Reston Town Center, 1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA 20190. WOB closes at midnight.

Register on the InfoDevDC Meetup site.

First Friday Lunch (Eggspectation, Chantilly, VA)

We had such a terrific turnout in May that we’re headed back to Eggspectations in Chantilly, VA for our December First Friday Lunch. Please join Liz Herman, STCWDCB member and STC Director at Large at Eggspectation on December 2nd. This fun, informal networking event starts at 11:45 and ends at 1:00 pm. There is no cost to register, but you do buy your own lunch.

5009 Westone Plaza
Chantilly, VA 20151

Did you know that as a member of our STC chapter that you can host your own First Friday Lunch? If you are interested in hosting a future First Friday Lunch at a location near you, please contact Greta Boller (email hidden; JavaScript is required). Greta serves as the First Vice President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter. It’s easy and fun!