TC Camp – the techcomm unconference

Come to TC Camp!

Friday and Saturday, 20-21 January 2017
Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

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The TC Camp unconference is free to attend. Several morning workshops are available at low cost, thanks to the support of our vendors and sponsors. The workshops are voted on by the community and are always a hit with attendees. We are also offering a full-day API workshop on Friday!

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.

See what happened last year


WHAT is an UNCONFERENCE?

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

Why use the term “Camp” to describe this unconference event?  Originally, in 2005, O’Reilly Media had a Friends Of O’Reilly (Foo Camp) unconference event, where some people actually camped out that weekend.


Attendees say…

“TC Camp’s popularity arises from its unconference format — it places more focus on the attendees instead of juried presentations. As long as you participate, vote, and interact in the discussions, you’re guaranteed to connect.”
~ Tom Johnson of the I’d Rather Be Writing Blog (Jan 2016)

“I attended the TC Camp last year [2013] and found it to be immensely valuable. I really liked the “unconference” format in which attendees choose what they want to talk about. The discussions I attended were timely, lively, and informative. With a dozen or more sessions to choose from, it was easy to find plenty to like. The event is also valuable for its camaraderie. I’ve long missed having a regional event where I could meet with other technical communication professionals and exchange ideas.”
~ Patrick Lufkin, SF STC Newsletter Dec 2013

“I attended last year [2014], and it was worthwhile. Even for an “unconventional” tech writer like me (not using Adobe, or Flare, or DITA), there were plenty of workshop options. It’s a good way to meet other tech writers and discuss challenges and solutions. Even better, it’s an affordable way to learn whether attending a larger techcomm conference would be worthwhile.”
~ Neal Kaplan, in the Comments on I’d Rather Be Writing Blog

“As technical communicators, we’re all well aware of the critical importance of keeping our skills current and our networks active. Fortunately, a value-packed event is just around the corner that can help us do just that: TC Camp … TC Camp is incredibly affordable with no compromises on quality. Many of the best minds in Northern California technical communication will be participating this year… So if you’re looking for the perfect opportunity for skill-building, networking, and fun, grab your backpack and head for camp.”
~ Lori Meyer, Communication Rising Blog [2015]


Thanks to all the sponsors:
TC Summer Camp 2016!

TC Camp would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. When we reached out for companies to support this Un-Conference, 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 Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

Miramo

Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

sfstc Silicon Valley STC Chapter East Bay STC Chapter

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

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

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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.

CoolText

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