Some conference updates

I'll be speaking at two events this month:

  • The DITA Online Summit June 7th
    I'll be kicking off the summit with an introduction to DITA, followed by DITA in-depth presentations and case studies from a whole bunch of good folks, including Jen Linton of Comtech Services (author of the DITA Users Guide), Bill Rabkin of Idiom, and Jody Bookless of Autodesk. It looks like a good mix of subjects and case studies, and it's not too late to register.
  • The X-Pubs XML Publishing Conference in Gatwick, England June 20-21
    I believe I'll be providing a short kickoff here, followed by a demo of specialization on day 1 and an overview of DITA and integration possibilities for day 2. A solid schedule with keynotes from both JoAnn Hackos and Ann Rockley - looking forward to crossing the pond (I'm Canadian) and meeting more DITA users from outside North America.

As a side note, I finally got my T-shirts from CafePress (unfortunately too late to show off at the STC, but in time for the DITA Online Summit, where no one can see them). They look pretty good, especially the golf shirt, even if I don't play golf.

Finally, speaking of the STC, I wanted to draw attention to the presentation and sample files from my presentation on Task-oriented navigation with DITA maps: 

Amber Swope and I presented on the afternoon of the final conference day, which means I'm all the more grateful for the good turnout and extremely awake audience, who asked lots of insightful questions and threw almost no tomatoes. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I