Session Matrix – TC Camp 2017

Session Matrix – TC Camp 2017

This year we had 4 sessions each with 6 different discussions. Every discussion requires a scribe and a facilitator. Scribes keep the notes and facilitators keep the conversation focused and make sure that everyone gets a chance to talk.  Both get special merit badges for their extra efforts!


  1. Ambassador Workshop: Making the Trek from Microsoft Word to Adobe FrameMaker
  2. Git for Technical Writers—Dropping the Bucket
  3. Minimalism: Turning a Necessary Evil into a Greater Good
  4. Rethinking How We Adapt Microlearning for Technical Communication

Unconference Session #1 – Notes

  1. Breaking into API documentation
  2. Scoping a hot mess
  3. Writers and product usability
  4. Instructional design for tech writers
  5. Efficient content review tools
  6. Document architectures, data modeling, reuse strategies

Unconference Session #2 – Notes

  1. Markdown for techcomm
  2. Techcomm in an Agile environment
  3. Improving search in technical content
  4. Career paths out of tech writing
  5. Best practices for document (left side) navigation (web)
  6. Content reuse mechanisms in DITA

Unconference Session #3 – Notes

  1. Tools for documenting APIs
  2. Large, complex doc systems with markdown and git
  3. Case studies
  4. Creating a documentation delivery platform
  5. Localization issues
  6. DITA vs Markdown

Unconference Session #4 – Notes

  1. Documentation for the Internet of Things
  2. Documentation automation
  3. Effort Estimation
  4. How to get users’ feedback
  5. Style guides
  6. Getting hiring managers’ attention