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 about the conference 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.

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.

What you’ll need to bring
All you need is your laptop. We will provide sample content. If you wish, you can provide us with your own Word or FrameMaker files, say 20-30 pages, ahead of the session (email to our Conversion Services Manager). We will use Migrate, our cloud XML conversion service, to convert it to DITA for use during the Test Kitchen. And you can take away the DITA generated for your own evaluation purposes. Alternatively, you can also bring along your own DITA content to work with.

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CMS/DITA Europe 2016 | November 14-15, Munich, Germany

Stilo is pleased to be one of the Sponsors of the annual Content Management Strategies / DITA Europe conference in Munich, Germany. At DITA Europe you will 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.

You should consider attending if:

  • You’re considering investing in a component-based Content Management System and want to meet others who have done so
  • You’re thinking about implementing the OASIS DITA standard for structured content in your organization
  • You want to learn about the new ISO/IEEE/IEC Content Management Standard 26531 and the upcoming IOS/IEEE/IEC standard for review and testing documentation
  • You want to meet others who are engaged in the DITA community worldwide
  • You want to learn how to publish topic-based content using faceted search
  • Others in your company want to develop structured content but need authoring tools that hide XML complexity

Find out more about the conference and register.

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CMS/DITA North America 2016 | April 4-6, Reston, Virginia

Silo is pleased to once again be one of the premier sponsors of the Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference in Reston, Virginia on April 4-6 2016.

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 about the conference and register to attend.

We are also delighted to announce that we will be making the following presentations at the conference (click the link to read the full presentation abstract):

Monday, April 4 – 2.35-3.15pm | Intelligent Content Authoring for Eveyone
Presented by Mike Iantosca, IBM and Patrick Baker, Stilo International

Wednesday April 6 – 10.35-11.15am | “Extreme” DITA Conversion: Lessons learned from doing it the hard way
Presented by Christina Mayr, Extreme Networks and Helen St. Denis, Stilo International

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CMS/DITA Europe 2015 | Nov 16-17, 2015, Munich, Germany

Join us, and the Center for Information-Development Management, in Munich, Germany for the eleventh annual Content Management Strategies /DITA Europe Conference on 16-17 November 2015. The event attracts an audience of delegates with the shared belief 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 about the conference and book your place.

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Vasont User Group Meeting | March 30-April 2, Hershey, PA

Stilo is pleased to be one of the partner sponsors of the Vasont 2015 User Group Meeting. The Vasont User Group Meeting is a gathering of users of the Vasont Content Management System which enables them to:

  • Connect with other users to learn different solutions and best practices
  • Learn about new features and future development of the Vasont CMS
  • Get tips for more effective use of the Vasont CMS
  • Connect with the Vasont Systems’ staff and partners

Optional Vasont University training courses are available before and after the event for in-depth training on advanced topics.

This event is by invitation only for Vasont clients and invited guests. For more information about this year’s event or to submit a speaking abstract, clients can log in to the Users’ Zone on the Vasont website.

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