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:

West of Scotland area group meeting 3 June 2014: meeting report

The June meeting was quieter than our recent meetings, with only a couple of attendees. Nevertheless, we had interesting discussions about topics such as the importance of effective product management in facilitating documentation work, the challenges involved in trying to produce meaningful documentation metrics and what it’s like to work in organisations where colleagues may be based in different countries or continents.

Summary by Katja McLaughlin

West of Scotland area group meeting 3 June 2014

The next ISTC West of Scotland area group meeting in Glasgow will take place on Tuesday 3 June 2014.  The event is free and open to all. See https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/technical-communicators-meeting-in-glasgow-3-june-2014-tickets-11478238721 for details and to sign up.

You can also join our LinkedIn group, “West of Scotland Area Group” (a subgroup of the “Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators” group).

Technical Communicator’s meeting in Edinburgh: 24th April | Le Monde, George St | from 6:30

The next ISTC meeting will be held on Thursday the 24th April.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communications to talk about the latest news and trends in communication, and to meet other communication professionals.

Venue: Le Monde, George St.

To help us anticipate numbers, please sign up for the event at:https://istcedinburgh-april14.eventbrite.co.uk

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.

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