IBM DITA Wiki: Growing DITA Across the Enterprise

Presentation at the 22 October 2008 meeting of the RTP DITA Users' Group by Don Day, IBM User Technologies; Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee; Architect, Lightweight DITA Publishing Solutions. Jointly sponsored with the Central TX DITA User Group.

Are you curious about DITA and Wikis? Wondering whether a Wiki can be based on DITA as its source? Wondering if such DITA content can be developed by people who are not technical writers?

This presentation discusses the IBM DITA Wiki, a tool designed to enable non-technical writers to collaboratively develop content by using reusable, semantically-rich DITA files. It will discuss the following areas:

  • How the idea emerged and grew
  • Development of the IBM DITA Wiki
  • How we built community and helped people --subject matter experts and authors outside of technical publications -- to learn to author in DITA
  • Lessons learned and future ideas for the IBM DITA Wiki
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