LavaCon 2018 | October 21-24, New Orleans, LA

Stilo is pleased to once again be one of the sponsors of the annual LavaCon content strategy conference being held in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 21-24, 2018.

LavaCon started in Hawaii (hence the name) to give content strategists, documentation managers, and senior content professionals an opportunity to get away from the office and tend to their professional development. The conference mission is:

  • To help content developers embrace rapidly changing technology and customer demographics
  • To connect organizations experiencing content challenges with the consulting, translation, and tool vendors who can help
  • To create a community where content professionals can collaborate and advance the field as a whole

This year’s theme is Creating Content Experience Ecosystems. Visit the conference website for further information and to register.


Stilo's Patrick Baker to present at CMS/DITA NA 2018

Stilo's Patrick Baker, VP of Development & Professional Services, has been selected to present at this year's Content Management Strategies / DITA North America conference being held from April 23-25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

The conference brings together the most highly skilled and talented managers in the field of information development from across the US and internationally to facilitate the sharing of information about current trends, best practices, and developments within the industry, from information development to training and support.

Patrick's presentation, DITA: Start small, grow big, using open source tools, will demonstrate, with real-life examples, how end-to-end DITA solutions can be built upon Git and other open source tools, keeping operating costs down and facilitating DITA adoption.

Read the full abstract below:

Wednesday, April 25 | 9.40 – 10.20am
DITA: Start small, grow big, using open source tools
Patrick Baker, VP Development & Professional Services

You’re considering using DITA and would like to try it out without incurring significant upfront costs, but also keeping your options open longer-term. Where do you start? How will you approach the challenges of content creation, content management, and publishing your content?

There are in fact plenty of options. The good news is that XML and DITA are open standards. This has led to a healthy ecosystem with quality commercial and inter-operable open source tools, that do away with vendor lock-in and keep operating costs down.

We will discuss the three challenges, show an example of how end-to-end solutions can be built based upon Git and other open source tools. In fact, the result may be better than you’d expect.


Stilo are also one of the sponsors of this year's conference, and will have a booth in the exhibition booth where you can get a demo of the Migrate XML cloud conversion service or AuthorBridge web-based XML editor for SMEs.

If you're interested in attending CMS/DITA NA 2018 - visit the conference website for more information and details of how to register.


We're recruiting! Web Developer (entry-level) | Ottawa, ON

Web Developer (entry level)

Location Ottawa, Canada

We currently have an immediate vacancy in our AuthorBridge team for a newly qualified front-end web developer, based in our Ottawa office. We are looking for a recent graduate with a deep and up-to-date knowledge of web technologies. AuthorBridge is a highly complex web application and these will be challenging and exciting positions. Candidates must understand the DOM and be accustomed to making heavy DOM manipulation with JavaScript and should have significant experience with SPA development and be familiar with the JavaScript ecosystem. A solid foundation in computer science and algorithms is a plus.

Candidates will have a demonstrable passion for coding, and ideally be able to provide evidence of open source projects to prove it. You will be working with an outstanding, specialist team of developers who are authorities in a dynamic field and also be dealing with customers who are themselves advanced users of content technologies. We emphasize team work and collaboration at Stilo.