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ISTC London Group Social, 11th December 2014

The next ISTC London Group event will be a social evening, at the Two Chairmen Pub, (in the upstairs bar), near Trafalgar Square, on Thursday 11th December 2014 from 18:30 onwards. As usual this meeting is open to anyone interested in meeting up with other technical communicators, whether they are ISTC members or not.

There is no cost for this event but please book a free ticket so we know how many people to expect.

We look forward to seeing you at our last event for 2014. If you can’t make it this time we hope to see you in the New Year!

Best wishes from the ISTC London Group team – Galyna, Bridget, and David

MadSIG Meeting, Wednesday 21st January, 2015, Ripley, Surrey

MadSIG will meet on 21st January 2015 at the offices of 3di in Ripley, Surrey, from 7pm onwards. We plan to watch a recent MadCap webinar, eat cake, and share our Flare experiences. If you’d like to join us, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/madsig-meeting-wednesday-21st-january-2015-ripley-tickets-14403943583 so we know you’re coming.

West of Scotland area group meeting 28 October 2014: meeting report

Our latest area group meeting took place on Tuesday 28th October at Waxy O’Connors. A new group member joined us, and we discussed topics such as which kinds of organisations employ technical communicators, which tools are important to new technical writers, career progression, etc.

We also have news about the group’s management: Charles Addison, one of our group regulars, will be taking over the area group organiser role from Katja McLaughlin.

(Report written by Katja McLaughlin)

ISTC Southern Area Meeting, Tuesday 11th November 2014, Guildford

The next ISTC Southern Area meeting will be a pub social at The Keep in Guildford on Tuesday 11th November from 7pm. Everyone who is interested in technical communication is welcome.

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/istc-southern-area-group-social-tickets-13827005947 so we can let the venue know how much space to reserve for us and how many people are likely to want to order 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

ISTC London Group – TCUK 2014 retrospective

The next meeting of the ISTC London Group will be on Thursday 30th October 2014 at 6:30pm.

We’ll be meeting with David Farbey, the outgoing chair of the TCUK conference to talk about the themes and trends that emerged from the TCUK 2014 conference in Brighton in September this year. We talked about social media, responsive design, trust … and Boris bikes!

We’re meeting at a new venue for our group – The London Canal Museum, which is 5 minutes walk from King’s Cross rail and underground station. Free tea and coffee will be available (and we’ll probably all head out for a drink afterwards!) There is no charge for this meeting but space is limited, so please book early via Eventbrite.

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