JULY 9, 2024 GENERAL MEETING

Meeting Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM — via Zoom
Socializing and Questions & Answers: 6:30

Topic: Typography – the Art and Science of Written Communications

Speaker: Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and APCUG Speaker Bureau

Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for hundreds of years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes text easy to read and can be eye-catching. Bad typography can be distracting and hard to read.
Chris will describe the somewhat arcane terminology used. He will discuss some of the historical significances of type. He will delve into the subjective nature of choosing typefaces: what makes a typeface more or less readable, how and when to combine multiple typefaces, what emotions are evoked in readers, and how to avoid common faux pas.

 Meet Our Presenter

Chris Taylor worked for Canada’s federal government for 35 years in user and server support, IT architecture and IT security. He has been active in user groups for over 40 years and is currently the President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Chris has given over 500 presentations at dozens of branches of the Ottawa Public Library. He authored articles for GlassWire’s Cybersecurity News and was on the Community Review Board for the SANS Institute’s OUCH! Newsletter.

Chris has been awarded 15 times as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. He received the Ottawa Mayor’s City Builder Award and  the Ontario Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his volunteer efforts.