TC Camp Gazette #18


TC Camp 2015 will happen Saturday, January 24, 2015. We’re still in the process of reviewing locations, but the date has been set, so please mark your calendars now.

Sponsors Show Support!

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It would never happen without them!

TC Camp is free of charge. That’s a pretty big deal and very important to the Camp Administrators that we keep it free to the public. There is no way we could do this without the companies that donate to sponsor the event.

We are thrilled to report that we are already getting support!

New this year!

ProSpring, a staffing firm led by Jack Molisani. When we reached out to ask for support, without hesitation, Jack jumped in as a Ranger. If you’ve never had the chance to meet Jack, you’re in for a treat at TC Camp 2015.

P.S. Jack is also the man behind the infamous LavaCon conference happening in Portland, Oregon, in October!

Returning with enthusiasm!

Adobe, our TC Camp Ambassador, has been with TC Camp from the very beginning and 2015 is no different. We are excited to have them back again and they called the Ambassador sponsorship again! Their generosity and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.

Why I attend TC Camp

By Michael Hahn

Howdy, folks! I’m a TC Camp veteran from Texas — I presented a morning workshop and was part of the expert panel in 2013 and earlier this year I made the trip to San Jose again as an attendee. It’s been well worth the trip on both occasions, and here’s the short list of reasons why I’m looking forward to TC Camp 2015…

It’s a chance to get out of the cave.  Gatherings like TC Camp offer the opportunity to compare notes with people who share your concerns — and perhaps more importantly — people who have different problems to solve.

It’s a chance to teach. We all have knowledge to share, expertise on our particular set of circumstances, and the tactical and strategic opinions that go along with technical communications implementation.

It’s a chance to learn. TC Camp gives us the opportunity to listen to peers and experts in similar (and sometimes completely different) fields discuss the issues they’ve had to face and the solutions they’ve found.

And besides, it’s a chance to get out of Texas for a couple of days in January (ice storms, anyone?). I’ll see you in 2015!


While TC Camp is an excellent place to network and learn, it’s also a lot of fun! One of the fun things we do, is give away prizes of various types. Sometimes it’s software tools and sometimes it’s just for the fun of it, like the S’Mores maker. We’ll be sharing with you the ways to increase your chances here, so stay tuned!

Camp Extras!

If you have never been to TC Camp, and this is your first year, you are in for a treat. There is no doubt that TC camp is like no other event for those in the Technical Communications field. It’s one day packed with focused learning and serious networking.

So that you can get the most out of your day at camp, we’ll share some tips and tricks to help you along the way.

Help Run TC Camp 2015

As you can see, volunteers are busy planning for TC Camp 2015. On January 24, 2015, we’ll need 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!

Legos lost at sea are helping demonstrate the oceans current and tidal behavior. Since 4.8 million pieces went into the ocean, they could be at it for centuries! Ironically, many of those Lego pieces had nautical themes!

TC Camp Gazette #17

We’re on Our Way!

TC Camp 2015

Looking Forward

If you were a part of TC Camp in 2013 or 2014, you shared the great experience of getting together with others who strive to be better technical communicators and express it by sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers.

At TC Camp 2015 we’ll do it again. We’ll focus on the Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and applications that interest you most. You’ll meet with members of Bay Area community of writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them, both those staring in those roles and veterans with long experience.

TC Camp 2015 Needs You Now!!

Yes, we’ve begun planning for TC Camp 2015, but there’s lots more work to do. Join one of our virtual volunteer teams and help us make the next TC Camp the best yet. As a Virtual Volunteers, you’ll share tasks for more flexibility. You can contribute to a team that updates our website, manages our social media presence, or creates newsletter announcements.

Save the Date!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 24, 2015. We’re still in the process of reviewing locations, but the date has been set, so please mark your calendars now.

Help Run TC Camp 2015

Of course, we’ll need help setting up, organizing, and managing TC Camp. Even if you don’t have time to help with planning, this is a great time to let us know that you’ll help on the day by emailing



Win a Smores Maker!

The 2015 Contest is Now Open!

TC Camp is all about you!

We are doing our best to to make sure that there are interesting people to network and converse with, but we still need your help! Unconferences are run by the attendees, so the more we have the better it will be. Help spread the word and invite the people in your network to come to TC Camp!

And while you’re doing that, you earn raffle entries for the Smores Maker! The raffle happens during the Summary Session at TC Camp.

You must be registered for TC Camp and present to win.

You get one raffle entry for each activity you do below:

  1. Follow @tccamp411 on Twitter
  2. Join the Meetup Group
  3. Join the LinkedIn Group
  4. Like the Facebook page
  5. Subscribe to the Newsletter
  6. Follow the Google+ Page

You get two entries for each of these activities:

  1. Tweet about TC Camp using the #tccamp hashtag
  2. Share the TC Camp page on Facebook
  3. Share the Google+ Page with your circles
  4. Invite your  LinkedIn network to join you at TC Camp 
Smores Maker
A Smores Maker! Yum!