One of the things I do is run NWTCG or the North West Technical Communicators Group. We meet once a month at MadLab in the center of Manchester. We try and have a good mix of talks and in the past we have had talks on translation, Author-it Assist, and Visual Perception. In the next few months we will be having talks on Adobe Captivate and Usability.
At the end of October we will reviewing the events of TCUK 2010, which I was blogging on a couple of weeks ago. This will be a great opportunity for technical communicators in the North West of the UK, who couldn’t make this excellent conference, to catch up on what happened.
If you tweet check out the hash tag #tcuk10 to get a flavour of the conference or take a look at the conference website (you might also want to check out #nwtcg to follow us). The fact that #tcuk11 is already generating traffic might give you an idea how excited attendees at the conference were. If you are interested register for it on event brite, it gives me some idea of the numbers to expect. We are associated with the ISTC but there is no need to be a member, just a need to have an interest in technical communication.
We always finish with a couple of drinks in the bar opposite, The Common, which is an excellent purveyor of fine quality ales and other beverages. Basically it’s good fun, you might learn something and also you’ll meet interesting people in the same profession.