The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having a tech meeting on Saturday November 24th, 2007 from 1 to 5pm at Engineering Consultants at 112A Edward Street, Port of Spain (corner of Oxford and Edward Street).At this meeting, we will be looking at the DIS 29500 (Microsoft Office Open XML format). This draft standard is currently being reviewed by the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) IT committee.
The TTBS as a P-status member of ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 will be voting on this standard at the ISO level very soon. See “TTCS invited to Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards IT committee to work on ISO/IEC JTC 1 matters“.
The DIS 29500/Office Open XML format can be found at http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-376.htm but given the length of the specification under review (6000 pages of technical details) and that time is limited, we will be attempting a test ; see http://ttcsweb.pbwiki.com/DIS29500 for details and information on how you can take part. You can also add your comments by editing this page.
Anyone interested in this topic are welcome to attend. A contribution of $20 towards refreshments is expected. See you there!