Technical Communicators To Meet: The Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication will offer a program meeting on Thursday, April 28. The event begins with registration, networking and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the program from 7 to 8 p.m at Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting, 7322 Newman Boulevard in Dexter. Visitors will come to building 3 (the two-story building with the Thomson Reuters sign on the front of the building) and sign in at the information desk directly through the front door. The conference room is on the second floor above the front desk: take the elevator or stairs. Please come in to the conference room. The program, “Writing for the Web: HTML Basics and Introduction to CSS,” will be presented by Angel Belford, an Internet content writer with 12 years’ experience in technical writing and editing who currently oversees the Internet department of Fox Toledo. Attendees will learn how to create basic web pages using HTML and how to enhance your web page with CSS. The event is free for all students, $5 for STC/SM members, $10 for STC members, $15 non-members of STC. To register, visit or register at the event. More at

Merit Offers Data Center Infrastructure Management: Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. will offer Data Center Infrastructure Management, a three-day course on critical features of managing a data center or server room of any size. The course will be held on Monday through Wednesday, June 6-8. Instruction will be entirely online — you can attend from anywhere there is an Internet connection. In this course you will learn about the most pertinent topics in the data center/server room industry: power, cooling, energy efficiency and the “green” data center, management tools, and integrating IT Service Management. Using case studies and real-world examples to illustrate key points, this course provides the knowledge you need to more effectively operate your data center. You’ll gain the skills to better assess data center efficiency, availability, and power and cooling issues, and substantive knowledge that you can take back to your data center to reduce costs and improve service. Scholarships are available for this event through the Merit Professional Learning scholarship program. Anyone from a Merit Member organization may apply for a scholarship if funding to attend is not otherwise available through the organization. Scholarship applications must be received by May 16. The class is instructed by its creator, David Cole. David is the founder, president and chief technical officer of No Limits Software, a technology company focused on data center management solutions. He was the founder and software architect of The Advantage Group, a software development company focused on data center management software, which was acquired by Aperture. He is a Certified Data Centre Professional through ICOR, a Microsoft Certified Professional Systems Engineer, and is certified for ITIL version 3. He has presented at Datacenter Dynamics, Data Center World, AFCOM and other data center forums in the United States and Europe, and has had articles published in multiple data center publications. Data Center Infrastructure Management will be held on Monday through Wednesday, June 6-8. The course will be instructed online via a desktop interface, so you may attend from any location. Class each day is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The registration fee for attendees from Merit Members and educational organizations is $1,195. Attendees from other organizations may attend for $1,395. Registration includes all training materials, which will be shipped to you. For more information, please contact us at


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