Since many of you are here for the conference anyway, we thought it might be a good idea to offer our Blaise 5 Layout Training in the week following the IBUC, so you can combine the two if so desired. You do not need to attend the IBUC to join the course.
Blaise 5 Layout Training is a three-day training course for Blaise developers, specifically, how to use the new tools in Blaise 5 to specify and apply layout.
Statistics Netherlands has a team of trainers who have years of experience using and teaching Blaise in Europe and around the world. The course combines lectures and demonstrations with practical, hands-on exercises that students work through at their own pace.
If you are coming to the IBUC - and even if you're not, consider coming to our pre-conference day!
Whether you are new to it, already working with it, but looking for some practical tips, or if you are a real geek when it comes to Blaise 5, there is something for everyone!
The focus of these sessions is knowledge transfer, not workshops/courses. They will take place on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in the same location as the conference (New Babylon, The Hague, The Netherlands).
For more info and to sign up, visit the IBUC-site.
This version includes the third version of Manipula, the second version of CATI, Field Properties, Custom Error Pages, a new Table Control and a few smaller additions. Furthermore, we have worked on a number of security issues, improved the iOS and Android apps, and solved many issues that were reported by our users.
The next International Blaise Users Conference promises to be a very exciting event, as it is about coping with the modern survey world, going far beyond Blaise as a system. Indeed, according the Call for Abstracts for this event one will certainly look forward to be up-to-date with the latest insights on
- Data collection on any device
- Expectations of a modern survey-taking system
- Multimode survey management
- Unimode versus Generalized Mode Questionnaire design
- (Re)training staff in an era of rapid change
- Multilingual, multicultural, multi-national and multi-version multiple mode surveys
Abstracts for the conference can be posted by the end of June. The complete list of suggested conference themes is published on the site of International Blaise Users Group.
We will also keep you posted with any additional news on this forthcoming event on this website. Look here on this page.