CMS/DITA Europe 2017 | October 30-31, Berlin, Germany

Stilo is pleased to once again be one of the sponsors at this year’s Content Management/ DITA Europe conference being held for the first time in Berlin, Germany from October 30-31.

Join colleagues from around the world for two days of career-empowering knowledge, practices, networking, and practical solutions. With insights from over 30 speakers, an exhibit hall packed with the best content management solutions, and the very best in industry networking, CMS/DITA Europe is designed with your specific needs in mind—providing strategies you can use immediately as you create and manage technical content, and expanding your professional network with information development experts from around the world.

Whether you’re a Novice or a Master, you’ll find sessions that provide inspiration and practical skills, covering topics such as:

  • Implementing a component Content Management System
  • Adopting DITA, Markdown, or other XML structures
  • Effectively reusing content
  • Creating corporate taxonomies
  • Incorporating social media strategies
  • Managing teams
  • Collaborating across the enterprise

Those new to content management and/or DITA will find guidance for starting their journey, while for experts, our program offers ways to continue pushing the boundaries. Join us for a chance to share what you already know and find out about things you don’t!

Stop by our booth in the expo hall and ask us for a demo of Migrate, our cloud XML conversion service which enables technical authoring teams to convert content from source formats including FrameMaker and Word to XML DITA or AuthorBridge, our web-based XML editor which provides subject matter experts with a Guided & Fluid authoring experience without requiring any knowledge of XML or DITA.

We're very pleased to announce that Stilo's Patrick Baker, VP Development & Professional Services, has been selected to make the following presentations at CMS/DITA Europe 2017 - be sure to add them to your schedule!

Monday, October 30, 2017 | 10:40 - 11:20am
DITA: Start small, grow big using open source tools

Abstract | 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.

Monday, October 30, 2017 | 4:20 - 5:00pm | Technology Test Kitchen
Recipe for success: Guiding SMEs to make contributions in DITA - Just add AuthorBridge

Abstract | Join our Technology Test Kitchen to try out AuthorBridge, Stilo’s web based XML editor that enables SMEs to easily create structured content without requiring any knowledge of DITA or its complexities. Its unique architecture provides a Guided + Fluid authoring experience that sets it apart from other XML editors.

Experience level:

  • No knowledge of DITA or XML is required

What you’ll need to bring:

  • All you need to bring is your laptop! We will provide sample content
  • If you prefer, you can bring your own DITA content to work with

What you’ll take away:

  • The knowledge of how to edit and review existing DITA topics and to quickly create new ones in a collaborative environment between SMEs and technical authors
  • A free 30-day trial of AuthorBridge, which you can continue to use following the conference

 

Find out more and register for CMS/DITA Europe 2017


LavaCon Portland 2017 | November 5-8, Portland, OR

Stilo is pleased to be one of the Silver Sponsors at this year’s LavaCon USA conference being held in Portland, Oregon from November 5-8. Why not come and visit us on booth 42 and learn more about Migrate and AuthorBridge.

LavaCon is a gathering place for content strategists, content engineers, documentation managers, and other content professionals. The 2017 content strategy conference focuses on how to build bridges: bridges between content silos, technology silos, even people silos.

Stop by our booth in the expo hall and ask us for a demo of Migrate, our cloud XML conversion service which enables technical authoring teams to convert content from source formats including FrameMaker and Word to XML DITA or AuthorBridge, our web-based XML editor which provides subject matter experts with a Guided & Fluid authoring experience without requiring any knowledge of XML or DITA.

We’re pleased to have been selected to make the following presentations at LavaCon Portland – be sure to add them to your schedule!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30pm
Collaborative Authoring for Technical Authors and SMEs
Patrick Baker, VP Development & Professional Services

Abstract | When technical authors are working in structured authoring formats such as DITA, collecting and reviewing contributions from SME team members can quickly become a difficult problem to manage. SMEs typically want to continue authoring in Word, and understandably don’t want to learn about XML. So is it just a matter of providing an intuitive, Word-like authoring environment for SMEs, or is there more to it than that?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 9:00 – 10:00am
Reusing Your Reuse: How to Keep the Reuse You Have When You Move to DITA
Helen St. Denis, Conversion Services Manager

Abstract | You are moving to DITA, but you’ve already got reuse happening in your legacy format. Reuse mechanisms don’t usually match DITA’s. How can you keep the added value of content reuse when you move the content to the new format?

Find out more and register

SSP Annual Meeting 2017 | May 31-June 2, Boston, MA

Join us at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 39th Annual Meeting at The Westin Boston Waterfront, Massachusetts from May 31 to June 2, 2017.

You will find us located on booth #407B

The theme for this year’s meeting is Striking a Balance: Embracing Change While Preserving Tradition in Scholarly Communications and will look at the ways in which we as publishers, librarians, vendors and academics manage to explore and develop new technologies, business models, and partnerships while also remaining focused on our mission to publish and distribute quality scholarly content to researchers and students.

Find out more and register

LavaCon Europe 2017 | May 22-24, Dublin, Ireland

Stilo is pleased to be one of the Silver Sponsors at this year’s LavaCon Europe conference being held at the Croke Park Conference Center in Dublin, Ireland from May 22-24.

LavaCon is a gathering place for content strategists, content engineers, documentation managers, and other content professionals.

Stop by our booth in the expo hall and ask us for a demo of Migrate, our cloud XML conversion service which enables technical authoring teams to convert content from source formats including FrameMaker and Word to XML DITA and AuthorBridge, our web-based XML editor which provides subject matter experts with a Guided & Fluid authoring experience without requiring any knowledge of XML or DITA.

Find out more and register

JATS-Con 2017 | April 25-26, Bethesda, MD

Stilo will be attending JATS-Con 2017, April 25 & 26, in the Lister Hill Auditorium at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

JATS-Con is a conference for anyone interested in learning more about the Journal Article TAG Suite (JATS), an XML format for marking up and exchanging journal content. Conference presentations are peer-reviewed and result in a final paper that is archived.

The conference is free to attend, although pre-registration is required.

Check out the program and register

Why not meet with one of our technical team at JATS-Con 2017 and learn more about Migrate, our cloud service that enables Journal Publishers to automate the conversion of MS Word documents to JATS, or AuthorBridge, our web-based JATS editor that enables journal publishers and their authors to easily create structured content with no knowledge of XML.

Schedule a meeting

CMS/DITA North America 2017 | April 24-26, San Diego, CA

Stilo is pleased to once again be one of the premier sponsors of the Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in San Diego, California on April 24-26 2017.

The conference serves a community of people who believe that international standards, structured content, reuse capabilities, and multiple media delivery are the directions of the future. Meet publications professionals who have implemented content management strategies and the OASIS DITA standard in their organizations. Hear from key tool developers who are actively supporting the standards-based community.

Find out more and register to attend

Add our presentation and technology test kitchen sessions to your schedule

Monday, April 24 | 10.00 – 10.40 am
Making sense of an authoring free-for-all
Patrick Baker, VP Development & Professional Services

Full DITA, Lightweight DITA, MarkDown, HTML5 … is it all getting a little confusing? Can these alternative authoring approaches form part of a unified structured content strategy, bringing together technical writing teams and SMEs with no knowledge of XML or DITA?

During the course of this presentation we will consider the relative merits of the alternative approaches, reflect upon some use case examples and show how collaboration between the different groups might be possible.

Find out more

Tuesday, April 25 | 11.20 – 12.00 noon
Technology Test Kitchen | Low-cost, web-based DITA authoring for SMEs
Patrick Baker, VP Development & Professional Services

This session will provide participants with a hands-on introduction to AuthorBridge. AuthorBridge is a low-cost, web-based XML authoring tool developed for use by SMEs with no knowledge of DITA or its complexities. It has been developed in close co-operation with IBM to complement existing XML editing tools and provide a ‘Word-like’ authoring experience for non-ID professionals.

In addition to providing an attractive user interface, AuthorBridge provides a Guided + Fluid authoring experience for SMEs, free from the frustrating constraints generally associated with XML authoring tools.

Participants will be shown how to edit and review existing DITA topics, and to quickly create new ones. No knowledge of DITA or XML is required. All participants will receive a free 30-day trial of AuthorBridge, which they may continue to use following the conference.

Find out more

STC Summit 2017 | May 7-10, Washington, DC

Stilo is pleased to once again be one of the sponsors of the Society for Technical Communication’s annual summit, the premier technical communication event.

The 2017 STC Summit takes place May 7-10 in Washington, DC and officially begins Sunday evening with an opening keynote speaker and the Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall.

Stop by our booth in the expo hall and ask us for a demo of Migrate, our cloud XML conversion service which enables technical authoring teams to convert content from source formats including FrameMaker and Word to XML DITA or AuthorBridge, our web-based XML editor which provides subject matter experts with a Guided & Fluid authoring experience without requiring any knowledge of XML or DITA.

Find out more and register