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Meet with MadCap Mike in Staines on 19th September!

Mike Hamilton from MadCap is going to be at the Swan Hotel, The Hythe, Staines TW18 3JB http://swanstaines.co.uk/ on Thursday 19th September from 7pm onwards. He’s generously offered to spend the evening talking MadCap with anyone who uses Flare and the other MadCap products, or is interested in finding out more about them.

If you would like to come, please let me know, preferably by email (address below) with your contact details, so I can update you if anything needs to change. If you’ve got any specific topics you’d like to talk about, let me know too.

Mike has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the MadCap products, so this is a chance not to be missed. Bring your questions and, if you like, your projects, and get to know some other Flare fanatics from the South of England at the same time.

I’m sorry to those of you who can’t make this venue. It’s been a bit of a headache to find somewhere suitable and central, and I know this is too far away for some of you who have already  expressed an interest. Sorry to disappoint you, but Mike will of course be at TCUK the following week for the inaugural meeting of the UK and Europe MadCap Users group.

Marjorie Jones


Cambridge Group – Heritage Weekend visits

In case you have not seen it there are a couple of events for Heritage Weekend that may interest ISTC folk. For full details and booking of the following and all other events (there are lots) go to www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge

University Library

You may remember (with affection I hope!) the tour we had of the University Library. If you want to go again or missed our tour you can go on Friday 13th Sept or on Saturday 14th. You must book at www.cam.ac.uk/opencambridge. Three tours on each day.

Cambridge University Press Museum

Available on Friday 13th only. Includes an exhibition of book, printing presses and type founding. There is also an associated lecture.

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

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