Unconference – TC Camp 2017

Join Our Unconference and use the day to talk about everything techcomm. Our Camp had nearly 200 participants!

Pre-Camp API Day

  • Introduction to Web API Documentation, optional full-day workshop
  • Date: Friday, 20 January 2017
  • Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Hospitality Management building, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
  • Bring: business cards, portable device (for notes, blogging, etc), laptop


  • Date: Saturday, 21 January 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Hospitality Management building, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
  • WiFi will be available, you can twitter, live blog!
  • Bring: curiosity, business cards, portable device (for notes, blogging, etc), laptops if you’re attending a workshop
  • Suggest and Vote on Topics: We’ve started from scratch on the unconference topics!.
  • Questions, feedback, coordination? Send an email your camp counselors

Unconference Schedule

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

  • 8:00 AM – Registration opens, continental breakfast, networking
  • 8:30 AM – Hands-on Workshops – All workshops run from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. The Ambassador Workshop is free to attend. All other workshops cost $35.00. If you decide you want to attend a different class than the one you signed up for on the day of the event, we will allow you to switch to the new class, as long as there are seats available.
  • 10:30 AM – Workshops End/Break, refreshments
  • 11:00 AM – Unconference Begins.  The first general session includes:
    • Overview
    • Session Proposals
    • Voting
    • Lunch (with ticket)
    • Sponsor presentations
    • Expert Panel or Keynote
  • 1:00 PM Session Matrix posted (4 time slots 6 tables, with title, leader and scribe per session)
  • 4:30 PM – Summary of Sessions, Raffle, and Wrap up.
  • 5:30 PM – Finished

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

Camp organizers invite any help in picking up after the free unconference. Help keep this event free!


See some pictures from the event:

Jan. 21, 2017 TC Camp

TC Camp 2017 Flickr Gallery

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Thanks to all the sponsors:
TC Camp 2017!

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 Ambassador (Platinum Sponsor)


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 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.


MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Our services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization and an advanced developer certification program.

JustSystems is a leading global software provider with three decades of successful innovation in office productivity, information management, and consumer and enterprise software. Since 1999 content developers have turned to XMetaL Author Enterprise for the best combination of easy-to-use authoring and tool customizability.

Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)


Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

Miramo Synergistech

Camp Stewards (Green Sponsors)

East Bay STC Chapter
Silicon Valley STC Chapter
Write The Docs

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.