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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

North West Group Meeting 6th July

Our next meeting will be on the 6th July.

Mahinda Kularatne, Documentation Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Informatics), will be talking on ‘Scrum-but and Agile-ish: Managing Long Documentation Projects in TFS’

You can get further details on Event Brite, including location.

If you intend coming can you please register so we can have a rough idea of numbers.

We also have plans for September 7th when we have a webinar on Paligo.

Both events are free and all are welcome.

Yorkshire Area Group March Meetup Harrogate – 22nd March 2017

Join us for our next ISTC Yorkshire Area Group Meetup in the HG1 Bar and Brasserie in the Yorkshire Hotel in the heart of historic spa town Harrogate.

The Yorkshire Hotel is just 5 minutes away from Harrogate Train Station.

Tables have been set aside for us, please ask for the ISTC Meeting when you arrive.

This event will be hosted by ISTC Yorkshire Group Member Jacquie Mercer.

If you would like to attend please book your place via Eventbrite. You don’t need to be an ISTC member to attend this free event.

Wed 22 March 2017
19:00 – 21:00 GMT

If you have any questions or queries please email: yorkshire_areagroup@istc.org.uk

Yorkshire Area Group January Meet Up York – 25th January 2017

Join us in beautiful and historic York for our first Yorkshire area meeting of 2017 in Brigantes Bar, Micklegate, York.

Tables have been set aside for us, please ask for the ISTC Meeting when you arrive.

It takes between 5 and 10 minutes to walk to the venue from York train station. There is a car park at the station, another at Nunnery Lane and meter parking on Micklegate right outside the pub.

This event will be hosted by ISTC Yorkshire Group Member Helen King.

Wed 25 January 2017
19:00 – 22:00 GMT