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Integration of open source and proprietary technologies — a case study

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1 Technology and operational integration remain the most difficult and costly implementation issues for digital experience and digital transformation initiatives. Understanding the integration technologies and practices most critical for your project is a requirement for success. Integrating open source and proprietary technologies can save cost, but […]

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Gilbane Advisor 3-19-19 — Federated ML, ephemeral messaging, search for humans

Google releases federated machine learning Federated learning is going to be a thing. Health care is just one example… “TensorFlow Federated will provide distributed machine learning for developers to train models across many mobile devices without data ever leaving those devices. Encryption provides an additional layer of privacy, and weights from models trained on mobile devices […]

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How to transform your digital ecosystem successfully

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1 Enterprise digital transformations are not for the feint of heart. Technologies, practices, workflows, customer expectations, and market and business requirements are constantly evolving, and technical and operational integrations need to somehow keep up. That’s why case studies from experienced pros like this one are a […]

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How to leverage best practices to enrich global & local digital experiences

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1   Our conference is followed by in-depth, half-day workshops by well-know experts providing detailed guidance on how to get a head start on key strategies, including… Leveraging best practices & technology leadership in digital transformation to shape & enrich digital experiences locally Digital customers […]

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What’s your organization’s core narrative?

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1   Our conference is followed by in-depth, half-day workshops by well-know experts providing detailed guidance on how to get a head start on key strategies, including… Understanding (and building) your organization’s core narrative A well-constructed and well-organized corporate narrative is a powerful thing. It […]

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The Right Way To Select Digital Experience Technology

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1 Our conference is followed by in-depth, half-day workshops by well-know experts providing detailed guidance on how to get a head start on key decisions, including… The Right Way To Select Digital Experience Technology This fast-paced workshop gives you the inside scoop on how to […]

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CDP or Multi-Channel Hub? A Martech Journey

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1 The easiest way to deal with the vast number of marketing technology tools for digital experience initiatives is to narrow your scope by identifying the type of solution that most directly addresses your core requirements. You can then build around this hub with supporting integrations. For […]

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Digital experience at the ATF

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1 Like most larger organizations the ATF has many types of customers, employees, and partners. Building a modern digital experience that meets their unique requirements, while supporting consistent and continuous collaboration and operational flows is no easy task. Case studies like this provide valuable insight, […]

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Learn about the future of block-based editing and CMSs

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1 The new “Gutenberg” editor for WordPress is ambitious and controversial. Gutenberg adds layout tools in the form of blocks, which has many advantages, but can also be seem a burden. A classic problem for authoring tools is the inherent tension between layout designers and authors for control and […]

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Technical Documentation RoundUp 2019: A New Conference for Tech Comm Pros

The Content Wrangler - Mon, 2019-03-04 18:58

The Content Wrangler will host a new conference, Technical Documentation RoundUp 2019, an intimate gathering of technical communication professionals interested in learning how modern tech comm shops create, manage, and deliver technical content. The RoundUp takes place at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park, CA May 21-23. The event features two days of interviews, discussions, and topic-based presentations, followed by a full day of educational mini-workshops.

For technical communicators

This three-day event is designed to educate and empower individual technical communicators and to provide them with science-based methods to increase personal productivity, techniques they can use to build mindfulness, and leverage compassion and empathy. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of human beings, how they are wired, and the art of influencing and satisfying them.

Buy one ticket and get one ticket free offer (for employees who work at the same firm).

Save up to $2,400 — Purchase a Buy1Get1Free ticket before midnight PT, March 31, 2019 and you can bring a co-worker with you for free.*

For tech comm managers

Of course, we’ll also showcase a variety of topic-based presentations relevant to technical documentation professionals and their leaders, as well as one-on-one interviews with subject matter experts, demonstrations of technical communication software products, case studies, lessons learned, birds-of-a-feather discussions, and opportunities for networking and socializing.

The event is designed to serve technical documentation team leaders with actionable scientific methods for selecting the right candidates. Managers will discover evidence-based techniques to help them build high-performing documentation teams and they will learn lessons from other leaders in similar jobs across different industry sectors.

Educational workshops

The Conference + Workshops pass provide attendees with access to two days of conference presentations and several educational workshops from which attendees may elect to attend. Grab your ticket today!

Half-day workshops

Creating Plain Language Content — Learn plain language methods for creating content that makes it easier for you to write and satisfies your customers. Plain language expert Deborah Bosley takes you through conversations, discussions, and practice, to help you make your content clearer, more efficient, and more effective.

Time Management Mastery: Do More, Stress Less — A crash course in the basic principles of time management, and how to actually apply them at work and at home so that you are able to do more and stress less. Through interactive activities, time management guru, Alexis Haselberger, will provide you with an action plan that will allow you to move from theory to practice quickly and efficiently.

Science-based Design in Technical Communication — Technical communication design guru, Tina Kister, provides an introduction to the scientific principles of good design that will teach you to objectively assess the quality and effectiveness of visual design choices, and provides tips for communicating about design in ways that enable success.

Full-day workshops

Precision Content® Authoring Fundamentals Workshop — In one day, learn the science and fundamentals of using the Precision Content writing methodology for creating effective topic-based structured content. Discover how to organize and restructure content to make it more usable, repurposable, and relevant.

The Science of Building and Maintaining High-Performance Technical Documentation Teams — This highly interactive workshop will give you the tools and insights that will empower you and your technical documentation team to build the synergies and diversity necessary for growth.


Some presentations you don’t want to miss:

Got a great idea for a presentation? Join us!

The call for presenters is open until March 18, 2019. You still have time to convince us to add you to the roster.

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Gilbane Advisor 2-27-19 — Language models, dev workflow, integration and DX

Better language models and their implications OpenAI reports results using an unsupervised language model that generates coherent paragraphs of text. The examples are impressive. An additional reason to check this post and their site is the decision not to share the full models because of concerns they will be used formalicious purposes. This seems well-intended but […]

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curling SPARQL

bobdc.blog - Sun, 2019-02-24 15:45
A quick reference. Bob DuCharme http://www.snee.com/bobdc.blog
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What’s your digital experience IQ (integration quotient)?

Digital experience integration: learn & network Technology and operational integration remain the most difficult and costly implementation issues for digital experience and digital transformation initiatives. Understanding the integration technologies and practices most critical for your project is a requirement for success. This year in DC we are expanding our ability to help organizations with some of […]

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Join the Orbis Technologies team at the 2019 RSuite Event

Really Strategies - Thu, 2019-02-14 13:35

Save the date!

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Gilbane Advisor 1-30-19 — Structured content & robots, website first, AR & Blockchain almost

Conversations with robots: voice, smart agents & the case for structured content The benefits of structured content have been clear for decades, but the cost and effort to create and manage it limited adoption to complex ‘mission-critical’ applications. Today, there are better tools, more expertise, and a much broader range of business and consumer applications […]

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Orbis Technologies to Exhibit DocZone™ and TopLeaf at Avalon Australia 2019

Really Strategies - Mon, 2019-01-21 20:57
Avalon

Annapolis, MD – Next month, the team from Orbis Technologies, Inc. will make its debut at the Avalon 2019 Australian International Aerospace & Defense Exposition, taking place between February 26th and March 3rd in Geelong, Australia, a suburb of the capitol city of Melbourne. Orbis Technologies together with Turn-Key Systems, its Australian subsidiary, will showcase their content management software,  DocZone and TopLeaf.  Clients in the aerospace and airline industries use the software to streamline the creation of maintenance manuals, preflight checklists, and other documents used by flight crew and ground crew alike.

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Querying machine learning distributional semantics with SPARQL

bobdc.blog - Sun, 2019-01-20 14:57
Bringing together my two favorite kinds of semantics. Bob DuCharme http://www.snee.com/bobdc.blog
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Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference program live

Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference program and registration are now available at digitalexperienceconference.com. Conference tracks Digital experience technologies for customers and the workplace Focused on what you need to know about evolving, and potentially disrupting, content and digital experience technologies for marketing and the workplace. We’ll be looking at what web and data analysis technologies are […]

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Orbis Technologies Acquires Turn-Key Systems

Really Strategies - Mon, 2019-01-14 20:04

(Annapolis, MD) - Orbis Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Turn-Key Systems Pty Ltd, an Australian software company. Turn-Key has over 20 years of experience in the content management market and holds an impressive client list of companies located in Australia, Europe, the United States, and Canada.

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GitHub Pro account or GitHub Free account for Technical Writing

JustWriteClick - Mon, 2019-01-14 11:44

Should I downgrade or upgrade my GitHub account, now that the free tier has unlimited private repositories? I could save seven dollars a month, 84 dollars a year.

I looked into this question for myself, and didn’t get enough info from the pricing page at github.com/pricing when the change was first announced. So, I logged a help ticket with GitHub, and as I’ve experienced before when I was working on the Docs Like Code book, they were very responsive! I had an answer by the next morning in my inbox.   My specific question was, “What are ‘advanced code review tools,'” quoting from the pricing page. I must note: the great thing about asking this question is that I see that the pricing page now points to the answer to the question! The link is now available, and the text has changed to “Advanced tools and insights.” My inner product manager heart jumped with glee.

What do you get with the GitHub Pro Account?

What I learned is that the added features are related to many things that are useful for doc publishing and reviews, using private repositories on GitHub. These features and tools on your private repos include these, with links to help pages where available:

Now, you can do all those things on public repositories with your GitHub Free account. So what does this mean for people using GitHub for tech writing? I think it’s similar to any use case for development. If you want to work in private with more than three collaborators, and publish from a private repo to a public webpage using GitHub Pages, you want a GitHub Pro account. If you’re pretty sure you’re always going to work in public repos in the open, then you don’t lose anything by staying with a Free account.

For me, I’ll keep paying my $7 a month as I’ve found it super valuable to work through things either on my own or in small groups. I also like protected branches, sometimes for my own safety. And maybe, or at least I’d like to think so, I’m supporting students and starting users of GitHub by supporting GitHub itself.

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