Monthly Archives: January 2014

Join us at TC Camp, Jan 25

Many of us from the North Bay Communicators Network will be heading down to TC Camp on January 25.


TC Camp is an Unconference focused on Technical Communications issues, skills, challenges, and the various applications used by technical communicators.

The purpose of TC Camp is to provide a local bay area conference for technical communicators that is driven by the members of that community–writers, editors, designers, and the people who support them.


If you’d like to carpool, email <>, or join in on the discussions on our mail list ( Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Big Discount – Intelligent Content Conference


I’ve got a special promo code for big discounts to attend the Intelligent Content Conference!

The 6th Annual Intelligent Content Conference is taking place in San Jose, CA on Wednesday Feb. 26- Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Hosted by Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler and Ann Rockley of The Rockley Group, the event is filled with learning opportunities, including presentations from 70 leading experts.

If you register now through January 31 and use the discount link below, you’ll receive a big discount:

ALL ACCESS PASS $1250 (regularly $2050)
CONFERENCE ONLY $999 (regularly $1550)
WORKSHOP ONLY $400 (regularly $650)

Here’s the link to register with the discounted rate:

After you register, someone from the ICC will follow up to confirm your hotel reservations at a special discount room rate. Note that although payment for the conference is due at the time of registration, you will not be charged for your hotel room (if you reserve one during the registration process) until you check out at the end of the conference.

Here’s more info:

About the Conference

The sixth annual Intelligent Content Conference takes place February 26-28, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA. The event will equip attendees with the knowledge they need to break down the barriers preventing them from connecting content with those who need it. More than 70 experts will present examples, standards, methods, strategies, and tools needed to deliver the right content, to the right people, at the right place and time, on any device.


Simply put, ‘intelligent content’ is content that is not limited to one purpose, technology or output. It’s content that is structurally rich and semantically aware, and is therefore discoverable, reusable, reconfigurable and adaptable. It’s content that helps you and your customers get the job done. It’s content that works for you and it’s limited only by your imagination. Learn more about intelligent content and how it can benefit your organization.

* Content Strategy
* Content Engineering
* Content Marketing
* Digital Publishing
* eBooks, Apps, and Mobile
* Structured Authoring
* Adaptive Content
* Language and Culture
* Personalized Content
* Dynamic Publishing
* Content Reuse
* Translation Automation
* Information Visualization
* Big Data and Analytics

Looking forward to seeing you there!

January Meeting: Making the Most of WordPress

Want to learn more about WordPress and how you can make the most of this useful tool? Join us on Tuesday, January 21!

  • Basics – We’ve all heard how easy it is to set up a website with WordPress, but what’s really involved and what are the fundamental pieces?
  • Plugins/themes – Once you’re up and running, how do you add more functionality and customize the appearance?
  • Where is it used and how can you use it? – Not all WordPress websites “look” like WordPress websites. What are some of the different ways the WordPress technology can be used?

Our presenter will be Chris Burbridge – Chris is a WordPress expert with nearly 20 years experience working with technical teams and laypersons to use technologies, combined with a knowledge of writing and business, to communicate effectively.

For more information, visit

If you have specific WordPress questions, send them in ahead of time and Chris may be able to work that in to his presentation.

This meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm and will be completely “virtual” through GoToMeeting. Space is limited, so RSVP to <> if you’re planning to attend.