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SW England Group Meeting – 10 February 2016

The next meeting will be held at The George Inn, Bristol from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Please head upstairs to “Abbots Retreat”.

The general topic for discussion this time is ‘Technical Review’ (that is, review/approval of content by subject matter experts). Some ideas to get you thinking:

  • What are the main difficulties you experience in this area, and what do you think are the main causes?
  • Have you tried anything unusual that has led to breakthroughs or pitfalls you can share?
  • What methods and tools do you use to track/improve the flow of information?
  • What practical steps can we take to prepare when outsourcing/off-shoring/globalisation/etcetera threaten existing processes?

All are welcome and if you would like to attend, please register via Eventbrite so we can anticipate numbers.

Thames Valley Group Meeting – 2nd February 2016

The next meeting of the Thames Valley group will be held on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 19.30 at The Bird in Hand Country Inn, Knowl Hill. The meeting will be discussing regional dialects. People can find the nearest village to the place of their birth on this website: http://sounds.bl.uk/Accents-and-dialects/Survey-of-English-dialects

All are welcome – you don’t need to be an ISTC member. If you would like to attend, please register here via Eventbrite.

Thames Valley group meeting – 5th January 2016

The next meeting of the Thames Valley group will be held on Tuesday 5th January 2016 at 19.30 at The Plowden Arms, Shiplake, Henley on Thames. The meeting will be looking at CVs and if you would like to attend please register your interest via Eventbrite here.

All are welcome and you don’t need to be an ISTC member.

Thames Valley group meeting – 1st December 2015

The next meeting of the Thames Valley group will be held on Tuesday 1st December at the Plowden Arms, Shiplake Cross, Henley on Thames from 7.30 to 9.30 pm http://www.plowdenarmsshiplake.co.uk/

You are invited to design and bring along technical communication themed Christmas cards. All are welcome so please forward this to anyone who you think may be interested. If you would like to attend, please register via Eventbrite

The organiser for this event is Darren Mitcham who may be contacted by email: thamesvalley_areagroup@istc.org.uk

SW England Group – 13th January 2016

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th January at the George Inn, Bristol from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Please head upstairs to “Abbot’s Retreat” http://thegeorgeinnbristol.co.uk

The general topic for discussion this time is “structured authoring”. Some ideas to get you thinking:

• What would you most like to know about structured authoring?
• What are some good resources for learning about it?
• What tips can you share about getting ‘early wins’, or avoiding pitfalls?
• Can you compare and contrast different standards such as DITA and S1000D?
• What difficulties are you having that you think structured authoring could help to solve? How?

All are welcome and if you would like to attend, please register via Eventbrite

The organiser for this event is Eric Weston who may be contacted by email: southwest_areagroup@istc.org.uk

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