Liz’s Tech Corner: Notes From the Road

It’s conference season and that means many of us who present frequently are on the road at some point in the next few months. For me, the season starts with a 9-day trip that begins at STC Spectrum and ends at STC Conduit.

That’s nine days on the road and away from home: Four conference days as a speaker and a sponsor. Two travel days. Three days working remote in a very transient and under-equipped “office.” And, as you know, I like my travel to be E-A-S-Y. Continue reading “Liz’s Tech Corner: Notes From the Road”

Liz Asks: Are you coming to camp?

Are you coming to TC Summer Camp? (Have you been to TC Camp?)

TC Camp, the non-profit we launched last year is expanding! The board at TC Camp is taking it to the East Coast next month: It’s TC Summer Camp!

TC Summer Camp is an unconference – the only one focused on content creators and the people who support them. It’s been going for four years in Silicon Valley, and now they’re coming East. If you’ve never been, it’s an amazingly intense and stimulating event. Get together with your peers and wrap your arms around the topics you care most about. You’re guaranteed to be interested in the unconference sessions because you’ll be deciding the topics on the day of the event!

Read more over at the TC Camp website — read about how an unconference event works or what past attendees have to say (and why then don’t miss it!)

We’ll be there, so if you’re within driving distance of Fairfax, VA, on Saturday, the 30th of July, come say hi!

Announcing TC Camp

TC CampJoin us in Sunnyvale, CA in January for the first annual TC Camp. The first unconference for content creators, strategists, publishers, and the people who support them.  

TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators. At TC Camp, there are morning classes that provide the traditional training or conference environment. The classes are followed by a panel of experts and an afternoon of open discussion sessions that are designed to bring people together who have a shared interest or who want to work together to work on something, figure something out, solidify their understanding, or even plan their strategy.

The agenda creation process is open so that all those gathered can put forward ideas for sessions. Because the agenda is made live in real time it is directly relevant to the attendees.

Curious about the Expert Panel? It’s a star-studded line-up:

  • Sharon Burton (SharonBurton.com)
  • Catherine Lyman (NetApp)
  • Marta Rauch (Oracle)
  • Rebekka Andersen (UC Davis)
  • Patricia Boswell (Google)
  • Michael Hahn (Alphabetical by Author)
  • Kevin G+ Lim (Google)

And how about our sponsors?

  • Camp Ambassador: Adobe Systems
  • Camp Counselors: Silicon Valley Cloud Center, Single-Sourcing Solutions
  • Camp Rangers: MadCap Software, Data Conversion Laboratory, Aptara, UCSC Extension Silicon Valley
  • Camp Conservationist: oXygenXML

Now, Go take a look at those workshops and sign up!