TC Camp Gazette #28


JustSystems, the company behind XMetaL, just announced they are sponsoring TC Camp at the Scout Leader level!

Just when you think it can’t get any better, we just heard from our friends at JustSystems who are supporting TC Camp as our Scout Leader. Thanks, JustSystems!

Happy Holidays!

from the Directors of TC Camp 

A simple message from us to you

We want to take this time to wish you the very best for this Holiday Season. May it be filled with joyous times and lots of laughter.

We look forward to seeing you in January at the third annual TC Camp!

Why I Attend TC Camp

by Jill Elhonsali, 2014 TC Camp attendee

Why are you a fan (or at least an attendee) of TC Camp?

I am a fan of the format of TC Camp.

What is your favorite part of TC Camp?

I love everything about it, from attendees choosing the session topics to the small group discussions and the session summaries at the end of the day.

Camp Extras!

Tips and tricks for TC Camp participants

by Jill Elhonsali, 2014 TC Camp attendee

My advice to someone attending for the first time would be to bring a tech comm challenge you are having at work and it is likely that someone at TC Camp will have a solution for you.

Trail Mix

Historical note: When SGML was invented in the early 1980s, disk space was about $100 per megabyte. To keep disk space and costs down, the metalanguage had a lot of tricks for reducing the size of the markup (and therefore the data) as much as possible.

By 1996, a hundred dollars would buy 500 megabytes of disk space at your local computer store — so XML removed most of the disk-saving tricks.

Help Run TC Camp 2015

Here is your chance to give back to the community! Be a TC Camp Volunteer!!

A lot happens on the day of the event, and we will need plenty of 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

And now for something completely different!

Planning a trip this Holiday Season? How about adding some stops at a museum, but not your average museum…How about a museum dedicated to moist towelettes in Michigan? Swinging by Fort Mitchell, Kentucky? Make sure you stop at the Ventriloquist Museum. Or try toilet-seat art at a San Antonio, Texas, museum?