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Recap: TC Camp Unconference – 4 Feb 2016 [Meeting]

Meeting Review

by Jillian Ogawa

What’s trending in technical communication in the Bay Area? As many as 140 attendees learned about the latest tools and top skills for technical writing professionals at the fourth annual TC Camp held January 23, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif. The all-day event had five main workshops in the morning and 24 afternoon workshops that were run in an unconference format.

TC Camp website will soon have links to the workshop leader slides, to the panelist slides, the video playlist and the Scribe notes from the afternoon unconference sessions. Be sure to subscribe to the TC Camp newsletter for the links. At the STC East Bay chapter February program, TC Camp attendees and Liz Fraley, TC Camp Unconference founder and STC East Bay program chair, shared the highlights of the main TC Camp Workshop Continue reading

Past Meetings – May 2014 to January 2016

May 2014
Eric Hughes – Case Study — Information Design: A Process for Web Architectural Success

June 2014
Summit Conference Attendees – Summit 2014 Conference Report

September 2014
Eric Hughes, Joan Laselle and Linda Urban – Trends in Technical Communication

October 2014
Nicki Davis – Surviving the Transition to DITA: Trusted Partners Can Ease the Pain

November 2014
T.R. Girill – When School Standards Meet Literacy Outreach

December 2014
Chapter Holiday Event

January 8, 2015
Lori Meyer – The Editor on Your Documentation Team — Adding Versatility and Value

February 5, 2015
Participants – TC Camp Recap

March 5, 2015
Robert Hershenow – PowerPoint Graphics

April 2, 2015
Nicky Bleiel ( in a recorded STC Summit presentation) – Five Ways to Add Interactivity to Online Help

May 7, 2015
Tom Johnson – Survival Strategies for API Documentation

June 4, 2015
Lori Meyer (moderator) – Vision Day

July and August
No meetings — summer break

September 2015
Trends Panel: Trends in Technologies, Tools, and More – Panelists Liz Fraley, Robert Hershenow, and Nicki Davis, Ph.D.

October 2015
Bruce Poropat – Remedial Documentation and the Contract Technical Writer

November 2015
Hilary Powers – Taking Control of Microsoft Word

December 2015
Chapter Holiday Event

January 2016
Jane Olivera – WordPress