Show and Tell:see how another company does tech doc, in detail
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About The Presentation
The presentation will demonstrate the documentation tools used at ThirdLight and the key elements of the documentation design. Perhaps the highlight here is the use of video as an integral part of the tech doc and the marketing collateral. All tech doc and videos are produced in-house by Gerry who believes most Tech / Marcomm writers can and should use this format which still has a long way to go in terms of deployment techniques and scenarios.
About Third Light
Third Light builds and markets Intelligent Media Server, a software product that helps you store, manage and publish the exploding number of digital images, photos, videos and audio files you use in company communications in the multi-channel age. Enabling you to create a well-organised media library and serve files on the web from it, IMS is an antidote to the hours you can spend searching drives and directories to find the right media and sometimes not being able to find it at all, though you know you once had it.
Founded in 2002 by Cambridge University graduates Michael Wells and Ben Holland. Third Light has customers all over the world but mainly in the USA and the UK. Based at Stirling House, Waterbeach.
About the speaker
Gerry is an experienced Tech Writer and Marcomms manager with a long track record working in technical B2B scenarios where the marcomms team takes care of all customer communications, guides, technical specs and the full marketing mix. Running teams of up to 17, most recently with WorldPay in the Cambridge Science Park and previously with Royal Bank of Scotland (payment acceptance services).
Please not there has been a change of venue.
We must finish by 20:00, so please be there before 19:00 so we can start on time. The discussion will continue afterwards in the pub afterwards.
There is on site parking. The car park at the side is accessible from the street behind (Shelly row) which can be accessed in several ways:
1. going down Castle Street (Castle Hill) toward the city just after the castle on your left, turn right at the Maharajah Indian restaurant. Go up the road a few hundred yards and the car park is on your right.
2. coming along the Backs toward Jesus Green, go straight over the roundabout at the end of the Backs toward Jesus Green, pass the Punter on your left, Chop House on your right and turn left at the lighted cross roads. Going up Castle Hill a few hundred yards, turn left at the small old church/Maharajah and the car park is a few hundred yards on the right.
When & Where
ISTC Cambridge Local Group
Technical Communicators in Cambridge. Discussion and events group for a Technical Communicators living and working in the East of England.
The group is open to all, you do not need to be an ISTC members.