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Technical Writers @ Lisbon conducts informal meetings between formal events. Informal means that no presentations are prepared, and that the interaction between people is not structured. We just gather to talk.

31 March 2016, Informal, Bar Foxtrot, 18h-

Five persons attended the informal meeting at the bar “Foxtrot” at Bairro Alto. The first person arrived at 18h30. The group broke up at 22h00. Nobody remembered to take pictures. We were too busy talking…

The conversation ended with a surprising offer for a room. In the future, this room may very well allow us to have regular formal meetings. But we’ll start with a full-day event before the Summer, probably about our experiences with writing tools.

— Joaquim Baptista, EuroSIGDOC vice-chair, px@acm.org

The Invitation (16-Mar)

Greetings to all technical writers, and to everyone interested in technical communication!

Following a tip from one of our own, let us gather shortly after Easter:

  • Thursday, 31-March, starting at 18h00.
  • Bar Foxtrot (Travessa Santa Teresa 28, 1200-405 Lisboa — barfoxtrot.pt — 213 952 697).

The participation is free, although you should pay for some food or beverages at the bar. While we will be sitting in a non-smoking area, smoking areas are readily available.

Informal meetings have neither presentations nor agenda. However, you can bring your own agenda to informal meetings. My personal agenda is to get to know other people better, and to explore the diversity in our profession.

— Alexandra Albuquerque, APCOMTEC, info@apcomtec.org
— Carlos Costa, EuroSIGDOC chair, carlos.costa@acm.org
— Joaquim Baptista, EuroSIGDOC vice-chair, px@acm.org

PS: Robert Palladino carried the best Medieval traditions into our lives. May he rest in peace.

PPS: Join us as we dance madly in the lip of the vulcano.

Technical Writers at Irish & Co., on 1-sep-2015

01 September 2015, informal

Eight people attended the informal meeting at the bar “Irish & Co.” at Parque das Nações. The first person arrived at 18h00, but two people arrived around 20h00. The group broke up at 21h00.

The chat was varied and lively. We had a few vacation reports (some of us drove all over Europe!), but we also had comparisons between tools, company processes, and the relative difficulty of gathering information.

It was good to see the familiar faces again.

The invitation (14-Aug)

Greetings to all technical writers, and to everyone interested in technical communication!

Let us celebrate Late Summer (and the end of many vacations) with and informal meeting:

  • Tuesday, 1-September, starting at 18h00
  • Irish & Co. at Parque das Nações (Rua da Pimenta, nº 57 a 61, Parque das Nações — GPS: N 38º 46′ 18” | W 9º 05′ 33”)

The participation is free, although you should pay for some food or beverages at the bar. The following photo should give you some idea of what the space looks like.

— Joaquim Baptista, px@acm.org

PS: Besides chatting and getting to know each other, we will also plan future meetings about writing tools.

PPS: This should be the last email from “Technical Writers @ Lisbon” that you will receive directly from me. We will create a mailing list, where you will have independent means to join or leave the list.