User groups

Using Ovation Pro in the professional world – Wakefield, 2nd October

Gavin Crawford will be talking at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting on his use of Ovation Pro – one of RISC OS’ desktop publishing packages, and the only one that runs natively on 32-bit platforms. Gavin has used the software to produce professionally printed hard back books, and has put RISC OS to use in a research project into historic textiles – a project that was ten years in the making.

With a start time of 7:45pm, the meeting takes place on Wednesday, 2nd October, at:

The West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
Sandal,
Wakefield,
WF2 6ER.

Club members can attend the meeting free of charge, with the cost of attendance included in the annual membership fee of £15.00 (discounted to £7.50 in the first year). For non-members there is an entry fee of £3.00 – but with the benefits of membership including not just free entry into meetings, but also the Club’s PDF newsletter delivered by email, and access to their online discussion forum, it’s worth joining anyway.

Looking ahead, plans have already been made for the November meeting, scheduled for 6th November. Chris Cox will be visiting the Club to talk about his time at Acorn from 1995 to 1998. Chis was involved with Acorn RISC Technologies, the formation of the Clan, the launch of StrongARM, and much more, and was there until the end, when Acorn shut its doors for the last time in 1998. If you want a behind the scenes insight into what happened at the company in that period, this meeting is worth attending.