TC Camp Gazette #18

BREAKING NEWS!

TC Camp 2015 will happen Saturday, January 24, 2015. We’re still in the process of reviewing locations, but the date has been set, so please mark your calendars now.

Sponsors Show Support!

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It would never happen without them!

TC Camp is free of charge. That’s a pretty big deal and very important to the Camp Administrators that we keep it free to the public. There is no way we could do this without the companies that donate to sponsor the event.

We are thrilled to report that we are already getting support!

New this year!

ProSpring, a staffing firm led by Jack Molisani. When we reached out to ask for support, without hesitation, Jack jumped in as a Ranger. If you’ve never had the chance to meet Jack, you’re in for a treat at TC Camp 2015.

P.S. Jack is also the man behind the infamous LavaCon conference happening in Portland, Oregon, in October!

Returning with enthusiasm!

Adobe, our TC Camp Ambassador, has been with TC Camp from the very beginning and 2015 is no different. We are excited to have them back again and they called the Ambassador sponsorship again! Their generosity and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.

Why I attend TC Camp

By Michael Hahn

Howdy, folks! I’m a TC Camp veteran from Texas — I presented a morning workshop and was part of the expert panel in 2013 and earlier this year I made the trip to San Jose again as an attendee. It’s been well worth the trip on both occasions, and here’s the short list of reasons why I’m looking forward to TC Camp 2015…

It’s a chance to get out of the cave.  Gatherings like TC Camp offer the opportunity to compare notes with people who share your concerns — and perhaps more importantly — people who have different problems to solve.

It’s a chance to teach. We all have knowledge to share, expertise on our particular set of circumstances, and the tactical and strategic opinions that go along with technical communications implementation.

It’s a chance to learn. TC Camp gives us the opportunity to listen to peers and experts in similar (and sometimes completely different) fields discuss the issues they’ve had to face and the solutions they’ve found.

And besides, it’s a chance to get out of Texas for a couple of days in January (ice storms, anyone?). I’ll see you in 2015!

Contest

While TC Camp is an excellent place to network and learn, it’s also a lot of fun! One of the fun things we do, is give away prizes of various types. Sometimes it’s software tools and sometimes it’s just for the fun of it, like the S’Mores maker. We’ll be sharing with you the ways to increase your chances here, so stay tuned!

Camp Extras!

If you have never been to TC Camp, and this is your first year, you are in for a treat. There is no doubt that TC camp is like no other event for those in the Technical Communications field. It’s one day packed with focused learning and serious networking.

So that you can get the most out of your day at camp, we’ll share some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Help Run TC Camp 2015

As you can see, volunteers are busy planning for TC Camp 2015. On January 24, 2015, we’ll need help setting up, organizing, and managing the event. Plan now to help. Let us know that you’ll help run TC Camp 2015 by emailing counselor@tccamp.org.

And now for something completely different!

Legos lost at sea are helping demonstrate the oceans current and tidal behavior. Since 4.8 million pieces went into the ocean, they could be at it for centuries! Ironically, many of those Lego pieces had nautical themes!