Southern England Area Group

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

Southern Area Group Meeting 6th August !!! CHANGE OF VENUE !!!

We’ve had a change of venue for Richard Hodgkinson’s talk about his work on the FaceSymbol project on 6th August. It’s now being held at The Green Man, 53 Southgate St Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH, starting at 7pm. Richard’s talk will start at around 7.45.

See the EventBrite listing http://facesymbol.eventbrite.co.uk/ for directions and parking details.  If you’ve not registered yet, and would like to join us, then please use this link to register.

Southern Area Group Event – Tuesday 6th August in Winchester

The next ISTC Southern Area event is at The Ship, 3, Wales Street, SO23 0ET, Winchester, on Tuesday 6th August 2013, from 7pm.

The event is free, but numbers are limited, so if you plan to attend, please reserve your place at: http://facesymbol.eventbrite.co.uk/

Richard Hodgkinson will talk about his work on the FaceSymbol project, which produced a set of symbols for biometric facial recognition systems for UK international airports, seaports and rail stations. His presentation will cover the design, development and testing of these symbols to current ISO standards and provide an update on his article in the Spring 2013 edition of the “Communicator”.

Richard is a graduate from Southampton College of Art, and has designed over 4,000 icons for IBM software products, as well as participating in in standards development and lecturing on the MA in Technical Communications course at the University of Portsmouth.

We’ll be there from 7pm, and Richard’s talk will start around 7.45pm.

The Ship has a large car park, but if that is full, free parking is available after 6pm in the Durngate car park (on the right about 100 yards past the Ship, if coming from the M3, junction 9). The entrance to the Durngate car park is disguised among the trees, so if you miss it, turn left into the one-way system, follow it round, keeping right where you get a choice, and you’ll come back to where you started.

More information from: southernengland_areagroup@istc.org.uk