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TC Camp in Santa Clara to be held Jan 21, 2017

by Tom Johnson on Jan 6, 2017 •
categories: beginners

TC Camp is holding its annual free unconference for Tech Comm on Jan. 21 in Santa Clara. TC Camp starts with morning workshops given by experts in the field for a nominal fee. The unconference follows, where attendees vote on the topics to be discussed. It's a great event for networking and exchanging ideas, and I'll definitely be there.

The TC Camp Unconference is one of my favorite conferences for a number of reasons:

  • The sessions are user-led
  • The audience consists mainly of Bay area tech writers
  • It’s free and just 2 miles from my house

To learn more TC Camp, see the previous interview I did with Liz Fraley: Why is the TC Camp Unconference format so popular? Interview with Liz Fraley, TC Camp Founder

Before the unconference, several morning workshops are held (for minimal fees). Additionally, the day before the conference, on January 20, Peter Gruenbaum, president of SDK Bridge and author of four online courses on writing API documentation on Udemy, each of which I have reviewed on this site (1, 2, 3, 4), will be giving a full-day API workshop. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn API documentation from a guru in the field.

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About Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

I'm a technical writer / API doc specialist based in the Seattle area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out my API documentation if you're looking for more info about that. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me. Finally, note that the opinions I express on my blog are my own points of view, not that of my employer.