Research Triangle Park (RTP, NC) DITA users' group


The purpose of the RTP DITA Users' Group is to facilitate communication and the sharing of knowledge between DITA users in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area of North Carolina.


We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Currently our meetings are held at the following location:

Systems Documentation, Inc
1005 Slater Road, Suite 220
Durham, NC 27703.


We have a Yahoo! Groups mailing list. To join, go to
For more information about the group, you also can contact

Upcoming events

March 24, 2010: Speaker to be determined

Past events

February 24, 2010: Understanding DITA 1.2: Keys, conref extensions, and more
Presenters: Robert D Anderson (IBM) and Kristen James Eberlein (Eberlein Consulting)

June 24, 2009: Introduction to FrameMaker and DITA
Presenter, Terry Smith

May 27, 2009: IDCMS Blue: IBM's Information Development Content Management Strategy
Presenter: Mike Iantosca, IBM

April 22, 2009: The Xquery language and the DITA Open Toolkit
Presenter: Tom Ed White, Tekelec

March 25, 2009: Producing PDFs using Bookmap
Presenter: Julio Vazquez, Systems Documentation, Inc.

January 28, 2009: IBM DITA Wiki: Growing DITA Across the Enterprise
Presenter: Don Day, IBM User Technologies; Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee; Architect, Lightweight DITA Publishing Solutions. Jointly sponsored with the Central TX DITA User Group.

October 22: Crossing Organizational Boundaries with DITA
Presenter: Colleen Smith, Teradata Corporation, Content Management Information Architect

September 24, 2008: DITA, Metada, and Taxonomy
Presenters: Robert Berry, Mike Harris, and Paul Arellanes (IBM). Jointly sponsored with the Central TX DITA User Group.

August 27, 2008: DITA 1.2: Understanding the upcoming release
Presenter: Robert D. Anderson, IBM. Chief Architect of the DITA Open Toolkit.

July 23, 2008: Managing Content and Producing Output with the Eclipse IDE
Presenter: Tom Ed White, Tekelec

June 25, 2008: The DITA Troubleshooting Specialization
Presenter: Carolyn Inkster, IBM

May 28, 2008: Brushing your teeth with DITA: Leveraging relationships to improve usability
Presenter: Shane Taylor, Computer Task Group

April 23, 2008: Using IBM Task Modeler to Create DITA-based Information Sets
Presenter: Kristen James Eberlein, Systems Documentation, Inc.

March 26, 2008: Round table discussion on DITA maps and relationship tables

February 27, 2008: Organizational meeting

January 23, 2008: Organizational meeting Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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