Sf Bay Arbortext PTC/User Group - September 2009 Meeting

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Please join us online for our next meeting:

"IBM DITA Wiki--One year retrospective"

Presented by Don Day, IBM

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2009, 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific/US

Location:  Online via GoToMeeting. You must Register to receive the GoToMeeting invite.

Cost: Free and open to all who wish to attend.

Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/168595330



The IBM DITA Wiki is an internal application created originally todemonstrate the feasibility of using native DITA in a collaborativeauthoring tool. It is positioned today as a key means for capturing thewritings of Subject Matter Experts within the company in the reusable,easily repurposed DITA format.

The wiki is now a hosted service within IBM that enablescontributors whose jobs are NOT technical writing to move their contentdevelopment into the DITA standard. The collaboration aspect inparticular has appealed to programming and education teams, and we areexploring the wiki's suitability for other domains as well, such asengineering and support professionals.

This presentation will provide some background on DITA and thisproject's history before delving into some of the experiences andsuccesses of various user communities to date.

About the Speaker

Don Day is an advisory software engineer for IBM. For the past 15years, he has designed and supported publishing tools for IBM'sInformation Development community. Don provides XML expertise forInformation Design and Development in IBM's e-business OperatingSystems Solutions area and for IBM Corporate User Technology. He hasrepresented IBM on the W3C XSL Working Group and is presently IBM'salternate rep for the W3C CSS Working Group. Don holds a dual-majorBachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism and a Master of Artsdegree in Technical and Professional Communication (with a minor inComputer Science) from New Mexico State University.


This meeting is brought to you by the SF Bay Arbortext PTC/User Group

We want to thank Wolters Kluwer for supporting our organization and community-focused programs.

We want to thank Single-Sourcing Solutions for coordinating our meeting logistics, administration, and forproviding access to their GoToMeeting resources and conference bridgefacilities.

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