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.

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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. Why not come and visit us on booth 31-32 and learn more about Migrate and AuthorBridge.

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

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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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AuthorBridge Live Product Demo – October 6, 2016

Migrate Live DemonstrationThursday, October 6, 2016
9:00 AM PDT | 12:00 noon EDT | 5:00 PM BST

Join Stilo’s VP of Development & Professional Services, Patrick Baker, for a live 30-minute demonstration of AuthorBridge. AuthorBridge is a simple web-based, walk-up and use DITA authoring tool, designed for SMEs and occasional content contributors who have no knowledge of DITA or its complexities. It is targeted at enterprises that are looking to extend the use of DITA across different business units and potentially support thousands of users.

Discover how, with AuthorBridge, you can benefit from:

  • Guidance text in the user interface for creating a new topic
  • User interface controls that provide hover help and/or tool tips
  • Non-intrusive, in-line textual guidance for the high-level parts of the topic body
  • A visual guidance panel, specially adapted for each document type
  • A totally customizable authoring environment

Depending on registration numbers, we plan to open up phone lines for questions, allowing for a more interactive/collaborative session. To participate you will need to join the audio conference via telephone rather than VOIP.

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Stilo partner InfoParse to show AuthorBridge at the JTCA Symposium in Kyoto, Japan | October 5-7, 2016

Stilo is pleased to announce that our local partner in Japan, InfoParse, Inc, will exhibit and present AuthorBridge—Stilo’s simple web-based, walk-up and use DITA authoring tool, designed for SMEs and occasional content contributors who have no knowledge of DITA or its complexities—at the Japan Technical Communicators Association (JTCA) Symposium in Kyoto, Japan, which takes place October 5 to 7, 2016.

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Board Appointment

The Board of Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) (LSE:STL), the AIM quoted software and cloud services company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Liam O’Donoghue to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 3 October 2016.

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Best Practices 2016 | September 12-14, Santa Fe, NM

Join us at the CIDM Best Practices 2016 conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In its 18th year, the conference will be held at the La Fonda On the Plaza hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Best Practices conference is the premier annual conference for managers of information development whether it be for user and product support, or training. Learn about best ideas and innovations in the industry. Discover how organizations are pursuing dynamic publishing, content management, social media, enterprise-wide information creation through wikis and blogs, and much more.

The theme for this year’s conference is Maximizing Value – Reducing Waste; Moving to Leaner Practices, Processes, and Information Products.

  • Consider how process improvements in your area are reducing the number of steps to complete a task.
  • Consider how reusing content among deliverables reduces content redundancy and multiple revisions.
  • Consider that reducing the total amount of content may make the most useful content easier to find.
  • Consider writing less by understanding users needs more.

The conference will also continue to focus on communication and collaboration: internal communication among global team members and communication with our content consumers, including those in emerging markets.

Visit the conference website for more information and to register.

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Exercise of Share Options

The Board of Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) (LSE:STL), the AIM quoted software and cloud services company, announces that it has today issued 660,000 new ordinary shares of 1p each in the company (”Ordinary Shares”) following notification of the exercise of share options by an employee. The average exercise price of the new shares is 2.03 pence per share, generating cash proceeds to the Company of £13,400.

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Notification of transactions by a Director

1 September 2016: The Board of Stilo International plc (“Stilo” or the “Company”) (LSE:STL), the AIM quoted software and cloud services company, announces that it has today received notification that Richard Alsept, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, has exercised 700,000 new ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at an exercise price of 2.25 pence per share, generating cash proceeds to the Company of £15,750.

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