East of Scotland meeting report – 22nd November

We meet for the second time on what turned out to be a very busy Thursday night in Le Monde, Edinburgh. It was great to welcome many new faces – and not only tech writers. Several attendees were interested in pursuing a career as tech writers and wanted to find out more.

There was a mix of experience and fields represented, so those interested in the field certainly got a good range of views. Unfortunately, the continuing tram works around the city played a role again by hindering some from attending.

Topics discussed were varied, but as you’d expect plenty of time was given over to Thanksgiving. Thanks to the ISTC for providing copies of the Communicator. These were  greatly received by non-members and sparked discussions around the benefits of membership as well as topics in the magazine.

We are looking forward to our next meeting in February and happy to welcome more Tech Writers, or those connected with, or interested in the field.

Merry  Christmas to all

Cambridge Area Group – What Next?

We had a good evening meet on the 21st, it was good to welcome a new face. CB2 was very lively because is was flemenco night. However we had a good chat and talked about future meetings.

Which brings me to… Stevenage and Luton.

We have members living and working in these two major towns and I was wondering you would like to have a meeting held there. It would save having to come to Cambridge, thus saving you time and money. We are going to keep the Cambridge meetings going so Stevenage and Luton are additions.

If this seems like a good idea and have the local knowledge to suggest a venue (pub or whatever) or your employer can put us up please make contact via the linked in group.

All the best, Richard.

North West Area Group Meeting – 6th December

Our next meeting is on the 6th December at Madlab from 7pm – 9pm. Spaces are limited so please book on eventbrite here http://intranetbad.eventbrite.com/#

Title: Your Intranet is bad and you should feel bad

Details: See http://evolve.barnsleyhospital.nhs.uk/2012/07/your-intranet-is-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad/

Speaker: Michael Kimb Jones

Bio: Michael is a professional web designer developer specialising around the WordPress open-source platform. He considers himself open-source evangelist and proponent of standards-based web design and development. His major vocational activities have been in the NHS (the UK Public Health Sector) at Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust. He has worked in a number of roles to create bespoke web-based solutions including Intranet applications, clinical tools, data collection applications and the Trust public website.

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