TC Gazette #16 – Last Call!

Featured this week: Adobe Systems!

TC Camp Gazette

 

 

Shorts: camp news | about camp | packing for camp | camp extras | tcdojo | sponsors

TC Camp News!

Look what Adobe has in store for you!

TC Camp NewsTC Camp Exclusive!

Maxwell Hoffmann (Product Evangelist, Tech Comm, Adobe Systems,) will give the USA premiere “live” demonstration of newly released Tech Comm Suite 5, FrameMaker 12, new product: FrameMaker XML Author 12 and RoboHelp 11.

New product features include: FrameMaker 12 outputs to HTML5 responsive layout, EPUB and more; RoboHelp 11 features revamped user interface including all new layout editor, and responsive layout; Tech Comm Suite 5 includes improved integration between Captivate and FrameMaker 12 and RoboHelp 11.

Many reviewers have considered this release of FrameMaker 12 to be the “most significant in over 10 years.” Come to this “first ever” presentation to see what all of the excitement is about. Discover how you can publish “anything, anytime, anywhere” with these improved power tools for technical content.

Get your front row seat and be one of the very first in North America to see this amazing show!

This Workshop is FREE! Thanks to Adobe as the TC Camp Ambassador!

Getting the most out of camp

TC Camp UnconferenceCarpool with fellow campers!

Mission college has ample parking, but you will need to purchase a parking pass for $3 or else you may get towed. TC camp will be in the Hospitality Management building and the closest parking lot is lot C. Campus parking map. You may also choose to take public transportation or bike to Mission college

Packing for camp

packing for campWhat do you need to bring with you to get the most out of your day?

OK here is the list of things you may want to have in your backpack for your day at camp:

1} $3 for parking if you plan on bringing the car.

2) Smart phone, laptop, tablet – what ever tool you use to tweet and take notes on.

3) Pen and paper – volunteer to be a scribe and get an extra camp badge!

4) Did you remember to purchase a lunch ticket when you registered? If not, pack a lunch or bring $4 for a ticket.

5) Bring a friend! It’s always more enjoyable when you spend a day at camp with a friend!

Camp extras

raccoonFree Stuff!

How about a FREE lunch?

Want to attend a morning workshop for FREE?

OK, I’m not too proud to beg! I need volunteers to help me on the day of the event. I can bribe you with FREE passes for a workshop if you volunteer to help! In order to get the passes, I need you to sign up to volunteer. It’s easy – send me an email with your name and contact information (cell phone). Tell me what part of the day you want to help with.

Volunteering has rewards!

volunteersEarn extra merit badges at camp!

Without our camp counselors and helpers, there is no way we could ever pull off this event. From greeting and registration to food service to clean up to scribes for the un-conference sessions, all of this work is done by an All Volunteer Staff. Earn your badge of honor and get involved by contacting us

We Need You!

unclesamda35c4From greeting and registration to food service to clean up to scribes for the un-conference sessions, all of this work is done by an All Volunteer Staff. Earn your badge of honor and get involved by contacting us.

palsWe could have never made it happen without our friends!

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, and our Conservationists!

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!

Scout Leader (Gold Sponsor)

SDL SDL is the recognized leader in content technologies that enable organizations to deliver a consistent, interactive and personal content experience on any device, in any language, at any time. SDL’s technologies empower companies to efficiently manage the consumer expectations

Camp Counselors (Camp Organizers)

Single-Sourcing SolutionsSingle-Sourcing Solutions specializes in everything related to dynamic product information creation, publication, and delivery.

Mission CollegeMission College – Where Today’s Students Meet Tomorrow’s Opportunity

Camp Rangers (Silver Sponsors)
MadCap
DCLSimplyXML
Antenna House
JustSystems

Camp Conservationists (Bronze Sponsors)

oXygenXML
Design Science

 

TC Gazette #15 – Which pack is right for you?

Featured this week: Which pack is right for you?

TC Camp Gazette

 

 

Shorts: camp news | about camp | packing for camp | camp extras | tcdojo | sponsors

TC Camp News!

TC Camp NewsOne size does not fit all: Which pack is right for you?

Of all the gear I have for camping and outdoor adventures, my favorite is the good ole’ back pack!  I still have my very first back pack my Dad got for me when we went on a camping trip when I was a child. It’s a bit worn and tattered but I still find use for it.

backpack

A good backpack can last you for years and years. It will adopt to your changing needs, be easy to use, comfortable to carry, and hold all you could need to survive in the wilderness. It’s as if it was designed just for you!

Shouldn’t your content strategy do the same?

Or at the very least, try to. If you are consumer focused then don’t you want to build your internal strategy around the customer? From the outside in. Designed to meet their needs and flexible enough to last the test of time.

If you are interested in how to design and develop such a strategy for your content creation and delivery, then you really need to sign up for this workshop: Register Now!

Brought to you by our TC Camp Scout Leader SDL! 

Getting the most out of camp

TC Camp UnconferenceCarpool with fellow campers!

Mission college has ample parking, but you will need to purchase a parking pass for $3 or else you may get towed. TC camp will be in the Hospitality Management building and the closest parking lot is lot C. Campus parking map. You may also choose to take public transportation or bike to Mission college

Packing for camp

packing for campWhat do you need to bring with you to get the most out of your day?

OK here is the list of things you may want to have in your backpack for your day at camp:

1} $3 for parking if you plan on bringing the car.

2) Smart phone, laptop, tablet – what ever tool you use to tweet and take notes on.

3) Pen and paper – volunteer to be a scribe and get an extra camp badge!

4) Did you remember to purchase a lunch ticket when you registered? If not, pack a lunch or bring $4 for a ticket.

5) Bring a friend! It’s always more enjoyable when you spend a day at camp with a friend!

Camp extras

raccoonFree Stuff!
How about a FREE lunch?

Want to attend a morning workshop for FREE?

OK, I’m not too proud to beg! I need volunteers to help me on the day of the event. I can bribe you with FREE passes for a workshop if you volunteer to help! In order to get the passes, I need you to sign up to volunteer. It’s easy – send me an email with your name and contact information (cell phone). Tell me what part of the day you want to help with.

Volunteering has rewards!

volunteersEarn extra merit badges at camp!

Without our camp counselors and helpers, there is no way we could ever pull off this event. From greeting and registration to food service to clean up to scribes for the un-conference sessions, all of this work is done by an All Volunteer Staff. Earn your badge of honor and get involved by contacting us.

We Need You!

unclesamda35c4From greeting and registration to food service to clean up to scribes for the un-conference sessions, all of this work is done by an All Volunteer Staff. Earn your badge of honor and get involved by contacting us.

Content Strategy Workshop – TC Camp 2014

As Featured in TC Camp Gazette!Strategy from the outside in!

Regardless of the content architecture (DITA, DocBook, Structured, Un-Structured, etc…) you should have a strategy around your content creation and production. But is your strategy working for you? Is it delivering what your customers are looking for? Can they find what they need? Do they actually enjoy using your content?

In this workshop you will learn how to develop a strategy that comes from the outside (your customers side): A strategy that will not only keep your content consumers satisfied, but that will keep you modern and current even as technologies and consumers change over time

Presenter: Pamela Noreault, Sr. User Experience Content Specialist, ACI Worldwide, and Chip Gettinger, VP of XML Solutions at SDL

Time: 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM

About Our Presenters

PamNoreaultPamela Noreault, ACI Worldwide is a Sr. User Experience Content Specialist. Pam has 20 years experience in communications, content management, and technical writing. She specializes in content reuse, topic-based content creation, DITA conversions, using social media in business, and trends in user assistance. When she’s not researching and implementing new ways to involve customers in user assistance, she can be found presenting at conferences, teaching Technical Communications courses at the local college, or hiking with her dogs. Pam has a BS in English/Spanish Education from The Ohio State University and a MA in English/Professional Writing from Wright State University.[/gc]

ChipGettingerChip Gettinger, VP of XML Solutions at SDL, works closely with customers to identify business requirements and deployment best practices. With over 20 years’ experience in global publishing and component content management, he greatly enjoys problem solving and developing solutions. Earlier in his career, Chip worked on a services team responsible for the client delivery of XML solutions, product management, course developer and trainer. He received a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts Technology, with a business emphasis, from Northern Illinois University.

Thanks to SDL for sponsoring this TC Camp 2014 workshop!

SDL