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!

Workshops

  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

Session Matrix – TC Summer Camp 2016

Session Matrix- Saturday 30 July 2016

This year we had 3 sessions each with 4 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!

Notes for each discussion have been posted to the individual session pages.

Workshops- Notes

  1. GitHub Based Documentation Workflows
  2. Content Strategy for Technical Communicators
  3. Work Global- Live Local
  4. Adobe Workshop

Unconference Session #1- Notes

  1. Content Reuse
  2. Writing/Formatting Best Practices
  3. Writing for Hearing/Sight Impaired
  4. Documentation Automation

Unconference Session #2- Notes

  1. Style Guides
  2. Keeping Up With Industry Trends
  3. Documentation Review Process
  4. Content Architecture and Design

Unconference Session #3- Notes

  1. Technical Communications in an Agile Environment
  2. Technical Editing Fundamentals
  3. Documenting APIs
  4. Writers and Product Usability

Session Matrix – TC Camp 2016

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!

Notes for each discussion have been posted to the individual session pages.

Workshops – Notes

  1. Adobe
  2. Content Strategy
  3. Git
  4. Keeping Yourself Marketable
  5. UI/UX

Unconference Session 1 – Notes

  1. Writers and Product Usability
  2. Documentation Automation
  3. Favorite Tools
  4. Reuse Strategies: Thinking Like an Information Architect
  5. Visual Presentations/Infographics
  6. Document Review Processes

Unconference Session #2 – Notes

  1. Documenting APIs
  2. Jobs and Job Searches
  3. Sustainability
  4. Teaching Traditional Writers to Write Topic-Based
  5. Style Guides
  6. How to Elevate Content Initiatives Across an Enterprise

Unconference Session #3

  1. Documentation Workflows Based on Markdown and Git
  2. Localization
  3. Metadata and Categorization Strategies
  4. Intro to Data Modeling: How to Think About Reuse
  5. Leveraging LinkedIn
  6. Writing/Formatting Best Practices

Unconference Session #4 – Notes

  1. Humor in Documentation
  2. Going Mobile
  3. Taming the MS Word Monster When Moving to XML
  4. TC and Agile
  5. Promoting Yourself Over Social Media
  6. Keeping Up With Industry Trends