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Paligo demonstration – North West Regional Group

We have Steve Wiseman of Paligo coming along to give us a demo of Paligo on Monday  4th of December.

Paligo is an XML-based component content management system (CCMS) that users access entirely in the cloud. Paligo’s team built on top of a custom topic-based version of Docbook XML to create a number of user-friendly features, which Steve will be demonstrating to us on the night.

If you intend going can you book via EventBrite here so we can have an idea of numbers.

Date: 4th December 2017, 7 pm. (please note this on a Monday not on the normal Thursday that we meet)

Location: MadLab 36-40 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HN

North West Group Meeting 6th July

Our next meeting will be on the 6th July.

Mahinda Kularatne, Documentation Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Informatics), will be talking on ‘Scrum-but and Agile-ish: Managing Long Documentation Projects in TFS’

You can get further details on Event Brite, including location.

If you intend coming can you please register so we can have a rough idea of numbers.

We also have plans for September 7th when we have a webinar on Paligo.

Both events are free and all are welcome.

North West Group meeting 3rd April

We will be having another workshop. Primarily we will be looking at:

  • Word macros
  • Embedded video in web help – including a look at Camtasia
  • Alternative publishing formats
  • Moodle – the open source learning platform

While the focus will be on the above and depending on interest on the day likely to concentrate on only one or two subjects, we welcome any other topics that attendees would like to look at. If we don’t have time to look at it on the night we can look at it at a later date.

To get the most out of the session a laptop is recommended.

For further details  and booking see eventbrite.

Trends in Technical Communication – North West Regional Group 5th December

The North West Group’s next meeting will be on 5th December. Our guest speaker will be Ellis Pratt, who really needs no introduction as he is so well known in our industry. He will be speaking on “Emerging Trends in Technical Communication”.

More details and the ability to a reserve a seat for what should be a very popular talk can be found on Eventbrite.