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. http://www.tccamp.org/

Consider volunteering for TCCamp. Details about volunteering are on their website and volunteers get in free! http://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 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

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NASA and Military Image, Video, and Audio Resources

If you are looking for collections of imagery, video, and audio resources for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and for U.S. military units, here is a list of places to look.

NASA Image Collections

Defense Video Imagery and Distribution System (DVIDS)

The Defense Video Imagery and Distribution System (DVIDS) is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation that provides a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and the military serving worldwide. The DVIDS mission is to serve as a turnkey operation that facilitates requests for Public Affairs video, audio, still imagery and print products; coordinates interviews with soldiers and commanders in a combat zone and provides an archive for ongoing operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

This site contains imagery, video, podcasts, webcasts, and interviews for current and archival material for all military branches and units as well as all civilian units. A few pages you may find useful are

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New Local Related Organization

"Washington, DC Art Directors, Designers, Illustrators, Web Developers, Photographers, Print Professionals, and Others Band Together to Form New DC Creative Guild"

New Creative Community Shares the Passion of Art and Communication in the Metro Washington, DC Region

Washington, DC (PRWeb) February 04, 2014

DC Creative Guild logo

Last fall, the Washington DC creative community was stunned to learn that following decades of serving the art community, the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (ADCMW) was dissolving…

Past board members quickly mobilized and resolved to find a way to keep this community connected and alive. The new DC Creative Guild was formed…

Learn more about the DC Creative Guild and connect through their social media sites:
@dccreativeguild
dccreativeguild.tumblr.com
facebook.com/dccreativeguild

The DC Creative Guild provides inspiration, information, and collaboration to an alliance of Washington, DC metropolitan area graphic design professionals, interactive designers, production managers, photographers, illustrators, printmakers and artists of all shapes, and those businesses that serve them.

Read the full post on the PRWeb.

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Governor O’Malley Signs Emergency Declaration as Maryland Prepares for Another Major Winter Storm

(Press Release from http://www.maryland.gov/)

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 5, 2010) –Governor Martin O’Malley this morning issued a Declaration of Emergency as another major winter storm took aim on Maryland and the Middle Atlantic region. The declaration will give the state flexibility to activate the Maryland National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers.

“Maryland National Guard Units are prepared to assist local emergency managers and first responders around the state, and have already begun deployment to throughout Maryland,” Governor O’Malley said. “We urge residents to avoid driving except for the most urgent reasons. If drivers stay off the roads it will help the dedicated state and local highway crews clear the rods in a safe and efficient manner.”

The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall amounts of up to two feet in northern and central Maryland, with somewhat less in western Maryland and a possible mix of rain, sleet and accumulating snows on the lower Eastern Shore. This snowfall is expected to be as serious as the December storm that left upwards of 20 inches of snow on much of Maryland.

The National Guard has more than 100 Humvees and 5-ton trucks and military ambulances ready to respond. Maryland SHA and MdTA have 2,400 pieces of equipment and 2,700 personnel available to respond. State officials monitor storm from SHA’s Statewide Operations Center in Hanover where it has centralized communications and access to over 150 traffic cameras located around the state.

Governor O’Malley also ordered a liberal leave policy for all state employees effective at noon today.

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