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East of Scotland Group-Edinburgh Meetup 26th April

The East of Scotland Area Group are holding our second 2018 Edinburgh meetup!

When: Thursday 26th April 6.00pm

Where: Corero Network Security, 53 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PJ (Door between Lakeland and Pret-a-Manger. Buzz for entry. 3rd floor in the lift.)


  • 6.00pm: Bring an issue you would like to brainstorm with other writers. We have whiteboards, we can get diagrammatic on this. Or just come to join in the chat!
  • Before we go, we’ll come up with a topic for our next meetup.
  • 7.30/8ish: Pub. :)

If you need more information, have an idea for a future meetup or would like a meetup group to start in your Scottish city, please get in touch: eastscotland_areagroup@istc.org.uk

North West Area Group Meeting 3rd May

Our next meeting will be on the 3rd May at our normal venue in central Manchester.  It is on “Industry 4.0 – opportunities for mechanical engineering documentation” and will be delivered by Thomas Schubert and Angela Peter of Kothes GmbH.

More details can be found on Eventbrite where you can also book a ticket. Book early as spaces are limited and I expect there to be quite a lot of interest.



Thames Valley Area Group meeting – 6th February 2018

The group will be meeting at its usual venue from 19.00 at Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, RG10 9UP. We will be looking at communicating with social media.

Please register via Eventbrite here if you would like to attend.

East of Scotland Area Group Meetup- 30th January

The East of Scotland Area Group are holding an informal meetup at Edinburgh University. As well as meeting each other, we’re hoping to encourage some students to come along and find out more about our field.

When: Tuesday 30th January 5.30pm

Where: Seminar Room, Main Library building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ


  • 5:30-5.40: What is Technical Writing? (Holli Hamilton) A brief overview of tech writing and the ISTC to introduce ourselves to any student visitors. Hopefully it can also provide some discussion points: so many experiences of tech writing are different!
  • 5:40-6:15: Open floor for presentations and discussions. Having trouble with a tricky topic, or found a neat new trick? Bring it to the group!
  • 6:15-6:30: Plans for the next meetup.
  • 6:30: Pub. :)

Paligo demonstration – North West Regional Group

We have Steve Wiseman of Paligo coming along to give us a demo of Paligo on Monday  4th of December.

Paligo is an XML-based component content management system (CCMS) that users access entirely in the cloud. Paligo’s team built on top of a custom topic-based version of Docbook XML to create a number of user-friendly features, which Steve will be demonstrating to us on the night.

If you intend going can you book via EventBrite here so we can have an idea of numbers.

Date: 4th December 2017, 7 pm. (please note this on a Monday not on the normal Thursday that we meet)

Location: MadLab 36-40 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HN