Unconference – TC Summer Camp 2017

Join our unconference and use the day to talk about everything techcomm!

Unconference

  • Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • VenueDistrict Architecture Center (DAC)
  • WiFi will be available, so you can Tweet and blog!
  • Bring: Curiosity, business cards, portable device (for notes, blogging, etc), and a laptop if you’re attending a workshop.
  • Suggest and Vote on Topics: After you’ve registered, you can suggest topics of interest!
  • Questions, feedback, coordination? Email your camp counselors

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Unconference Schedule

This is an approximate schedule of the day’s events:

  • 8:30 AM – Registration opens – Continental breakfast, networking, and registration!
  • 9:00 AM – Hands-on Workshops – Workshops run from 9:00-11:00
  • 11:00 AM – Workshops end – Break, refreshments, and more networking!
  • 11:15 AM – Unconference Begins. The first general session includes:
    • Overview
    • Keynote
    • Session Proposals
    • Topic Voting
    • Lunch (provided)
    • Keynote
    • Sponsor Presentations
  • 1:30 PM – Session Matrix Posted (3 time slots 6 tables, with title, leader and scribe per session)
    • Session 1
    • Session 2
    • Break – snacks & networking
    • Session 3
  • 4:30 PM – Camp Minimalist (session summaries)
  • 5:30 PM – Raffle and Wrap-up

Thank you in advance for your notes and summary to everyone who volunteers as note-takers and session leaders!


Thanks to all the sponsors:
TC Summer Camp 2017!

TC Camp would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. When we reached out for companies to support this unconference, 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 Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)

adobe-tc

Adobe’s Technical Communication group delivers best-in-class tools, systems and services aimed at facilitating the end-to-end process of creating ground-breaking content, managing content effectively and efficiently using cutting edge systems, publishing content seamlessly across media and devices, and achieving greater business success. Adobe’s tools and solutions help deliver contextual, consumable and actionable content while offering highest return on investment. With the convergence of marketing and technical content across enterprises – Adobe’s new-age solutions will empower your organization to create valuable experiences that build your brands, drive demand, and extend the reach and ROI of customer-facing content, pre-sale AND post-sale.

Camp Scout Leaders (Gold Sponsors)

easyDITA

easyDITA accelerates creating and delivering content. It is a complete DITA authoring, publishing, and component content management system (CCMS). easyDITA’s users can create, share, reuse, localize, and deliver information faster and easier than ever before. We pride ourselves on delivering a complete approach to content development. From authoring to publishing, we’re there every step of the way. Visit us at easydita.com.

Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)

STC

Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

Miramo

Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter STC Rochester Chapter STC Washington DC 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.
leximation-300x88 Increase your efficiency with our tools and solutions. Leximation creates targeted solutions that specifically fit your needs.
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.

Ambassador Workshop – TC Summer Camp 2016

Are you tired of maintaining multiple copies of a document just so you can produce slight variations for different audiences? Do you want to create more than just a print document, but you don’t have the programming knowledge to create a website or ebook from scratch? Join Dustin Vaughn, Solutions Consulting Manager at Adobe, as he walks you through tackling these tasks and more! If possible, bring your laptop with Adobe FrameMaker 2015 installed so that you can follow along. If you don’t have access to a laptop, please don’t hesitate to join us, as you will be able to watch the process as Dustin projects his screen.

Presenter: Dustin Vaughn, Solutions Consulting Manager, Adobe

DustinVaughnDustin is the Solutions Consulting Manager for the Technical Communication group at Adobe. He JUST moved to Florida this week from Texas, and enjoys taking his four sons to watch donkey basketball (It’s a real thing – check YouTube!). On the business side of things, he manages a team of experts in Adobe’s Technical Communication and eLearning products. Dustin has served as a panelist, speaker, and Adobe representative at various industry conferences. He designs, develops, and hosts technical, solution-oriented demonstrations for strategic global customers. He was also the solution designer and presenter for a cross-organizational and multi-product project designed for a key US Government client.

Unconference – TC Summer Camp 2016

Here’s what happened at the first TC Summer Camp! (2016)

Logistics

  • Date: Saturday, 30 July 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Venue: George Mason University, Johnson Center, Fairfax, VA
    • WiFi will be available, you can twitter, live blog!
  • Bring: curiosity, business cards, laptop, tablet, or smartphone (for notes, blogging, etc.)
  • Questions, feedback, coordination? Send an email your camp counselors

Schedule

This is an approximate schedule of the day’s events:

Thank you in advance to everyone who volunteers as note takers and session leaders for your notes and summary!


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 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 Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)

Adobe
Adobe Systems The future of TechComm is here! With increased globalization, digitization and mobile device penetration, the technical content we deliver has to be contextual and easily available. Adobe’s tools and services are focused on creating ground-breaking content, deploying it across devices, and achieving greater business success. Our award-winning software have set the standard for communication and collaboration for more than 25 years. And now that the future of TechComm is here, Adobe is here as your partners-in-success!

Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)

easyDITA lavacon
Typefi

Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

Miramo Scriptorium

Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

George Mason University Chapter of Society for Technical Communication STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter STC Rochester 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.
leximation-300x88 Increase your efficiency with our tools and solutions. Leximation creates targeted solutions that specifically fit your needs.
Group Wellesley, Inc. Group Wellesley provides writing, publishing, and information management solutions.