Join us on Saturday, July 30th for TCCamp – the techcomm unconference

Join us on Saturday, July 30th for TCCamp – the techcomm unconference. This year, the unconference will be at our own George Mason University. See the TCCamp website to register and get an idea of the forum and format. https://www.tccamp.org/

Consider volunteering for TCCamp. Details about volunteering are on their website and volunteers get in free! https://www.tccamp.org/volunteer/

Take the topic survey. TC Camp Morning Workshop topics are selected based on your interests. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2772006/TC-Summer-Camp-2016

Never heard of TC Camp? Check it out on TC Camp on YouTube.

What is TC Camp?

TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.

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.

WHAT is an UNCONFERENCE?

An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in detail.

Unconference Logistics

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venue: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
WiFi will be available, you can twitter, live blog!
Bring: curiosity, business cards, portable (for notes, blogging, etc)
Cost: FREE

Don’t forget your gear!

When you’re getting ready for camp, you want to make sure you’ve got everything you need. With Camp in the DC-Metro area, TC Camp staff members are busy preparing their go-bags. This will be our first camp at a distance.

One of our founders, wrote up her tech kit travel go bag last month. Want to see what a road-savvy presenter carries on the road? Take a look!

We’ve got workshops!

2-hour sessions designed to make you dangerous (or to want to be!)

Workshops are a great way to get the brain juices flowing on a early Saturday morning. Here’s what we have lined up for you:

  1. Content Strategy for Technical Communication – with Scriptorium‘s Gretyl Kinsey
  2. How to work with teams at a distance – with the team from Salesforce
  3. Professional skills development/interviewing/job skills – with Lavacon’s Jack Molisani!
  4. Github Documentation Workflows – with IBM’s Nicky Bleiel
  5. Promoting Yourself through Social Media and Podcasting – with Ed Marsh, producer of the Content Content podcast

We are also taking registrations for a special free Ambassador Workshop by a major vendor/sponsor. Details are being finalized.

Workshops are $25 through July 11; $35 thereafter. Register now!