Southern England Area Group

Southern Area Meeting, Tuesday 5th August 2014, Winchester

The next ISTC Southern Area meeting will be in Winchester on Tuesday 5th August from 7pm.

Eran Kolber will talk to us about life in “the cloud”. The “Cloud” is something that is already playing a major role in shaping the work environment of technical authors and others in the industry. The rate of “cloudization” will increase dramatically over the next few years. Essentially, you can run, but you cannot hide. Eran will explain what “the cloud” is, why it is inevitable, and what the implications are for those of us working in the documentation profession.

The venue is the Royal Oak, entrance on Royal Oak passage (between High Street and St Georges Street) and also on St Georges Street (postcode SO23 9AU). We have reserved the lower bar (which is supposedly the oldest bar in Winchester).

The event is free, and is open to ISTC members and non-members. But if you are planning to come, please register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-area-meeting-winchester-5th-august-2014-tickets-11995720523 so we can let the venue know how much space to reserve for us. You’ll also find directions and parking information in the Eventbrite listing.

See you there!

Southern Area Group Meeting 13th May 2014

The Southern Area Group met at the Keep in Guildford on 13th May 2014, for a very interesting talk by Graham Armfield about how to develop websites using WordPress.  WordPress has evolved from a blogging platform to a true website development tool, and now powers 20% of the world’s websites.  The turnout was high, including several non-ISTC members and also some folks who weren’t even technical communicators.  If anyone who wants to know more, Graham has posted his slides on SlideShare here:

Southern Area Meeting, Guildford 13th May 2014

WordPress Websites, with Graham Armfield

The next ISTC Southern Area meeting will be in Guildford on Tuesday 13th May from 7pm at The Keep in Guildford, from 7pm onwards.

Graham Armfield will talk about WordPress, how it has evolved from a blogging platform into a website creation tool, how it works, and how to set up and maintain a WordPress website. Graham will also explain how to ensure that your WordPress site is accessible, secure and appears in search engines.

Afterwards there will be the usual opportunity for questions, for serious discussion, or light-hearted chat, depending on your mood and inclination.

The event is free, and is open to ISTC members and non-members. But if you are planning to come, please register on Eventbrite here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wordpress-websites-with-graham-armfield-tickets-10997910045 so we can let the venue know how much space to reserve for us and how many people are likely to want food.

Parking is available in the Tunsgate Multi Storey right next door to the Keep, or the Sydenham Road Multi Storey about 250 yards away, but be aware that some roads in the area are one-way streets, so check your directions carefully!

For more information, contact: southernengland_areagroup@istc.org.uk

Next Southern Area Meeting, Winchester on Tuesday 11th February

The next ISTC Southern Area meeting will be a pub social in Winchester on Tuesday 11th February from 7pm. The venue is the Royal Oak, entrances on Royal Oak passage (between High Street and St Georges Street) and also on St Georges Street  (postcode SO23 9AU). We have reserved the lower bar (which is supposedly the oldest bar in Winchester).
Come and join us if you would like to spend an evening talking about issues and trends in the technical communication world. You may even pick up some useful tips and tricks from your fellow technical communicators.

The event is free, and is open to ISTC members and non-members. But if you are planning to come, please register on EventBrite here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-area-meeting-winchester-11th-february-2014-tickets-10246887717 so we can let the venue know how much space to reserve for us. You’ll also find directions and parking information in the EventBrite listing.

Southern Area Group Meeting, Thursday 12th November, Guildford

The next meeting of the ISTC Southern Area Group will be on Tuesday 12th November at The Keep in Guildford, from 7pm onwards. Graham Armfield will talk to us about web accessibility, what it is, and why it’s important. Afterwards there will be the usual opportunity for questions, for serious discussion, or light-hearted chat, depending on your mood and inclination. The event is free, but numbers are limited, so book your place and find out more details here: http://ISTCSouthernNov2013.eventbrite.co.uk.

 

More information from: southernengland_areagroup@istc.org.uk