LavaCon 2023| 14-17 October, San Diego

Join us at LavaCon 2023 in San Diego

 

LavaCon is a content strategy conference started in Hawaii (hence the name) to help organizations leverage state-of-the-art content technologies. However, LavaCon is more than just a conference. It’s a gathering place where content professionals network with peers and build relationships that will last for years to come.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 



ConVEx Baltimore | 17-19 April, 2023

Join us at ConVEx 2023 in Baltimore

 

CIDM and Stilo invite you to be a part of innovating the future as we bring you ConVEx Baltimore – an immersive experience for Content Developers: April 17-19, 2023

In its 25th year, this event offers you a wealth of ideas and information to support your efforts in defining and executing a comprehensive content strategy.

ConVEx Baltimore is a four-track conference of 1-hour sessions.

Three days of sessions, 15+ Sessions in the Technology Test Kitchen, content management solutions representatives, and the very best in industry networking, ConVEx Baltimore is designed with your specific needs in mind—providing strategies you can use immediately as you create and manage technical content.

This conference offers career-empowering knowledge, best practices, networking, practical solutions, and excellent service.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 



WEBINAR | Recognizing Potential Reuse in Your Content Before Conversion

December 1st, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

Our Presenter:

Jacob Brennan | Technical Sales Product Specialist

One of the main benefits of using a structured format such as DITA is the ability to reuse content, but realizing where reuse is beneficial and estimating the probable savings can be a tedious and time-consuming task. In this webinar, we demonstrate how you can identify reusable or redundant content in your own documentation and pinpoint potential cost savings using detailed graphical reports with Stilo’s Analyzer.

Jacob Brennan is a Technical Sales Product Specialist at Stilo. He works with Stilo Migrate customers and aids in converting their legacy content to DITA. Jacob is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa holding a BASc. in Mechanical Engineering and a BSc. in Computing Technology.


WEBINAR | Semantic markup. Why do I need it, and how do I do it?

October 11th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

In the past, we have produced documents with a focus on how they look when published. Page layout, font face, font size, bolding and italics have been useful not just to make the documents attractive, but more importantly, to make them easier to read and understand. Nowadays we are told that semantic markup is preferable. Why is that, and how do we add it to our docs?


ConVEx Europe | 14-15 November, 2022

Join us at ConVEx Europe 2022 in the Netherlands

 

After a two-year hiatus, DITA Europe is back in-person under its new name ConVEx Europe!

We are returning to the lovely nhow Hotel in Rotterdam on 14 and 15 November.

This event offers you a wealth of ideas and information to support your efforts in defining and executing your content strategy. We’ll provide career-empowering knowledge, best practices, and practical solutions on all the hottest content-related topics!

 

Visit the conference website for further information and to register.



WEBINAR | How An Automated DITA Conversion Can Help Your Authoring Team

September 14th, 2022 @ 10:00am ET

Our Presenter:

Jacob Brennan | Technical Sales Product Specialist

In this webinar we discuss several key advantages to using an automated DITA conversion tool, such as Stilo’s Migrate. We demonstrate how automated tools make converting content easier, faster, and more convenient, resulting in considerable time and money savings.


WEBINAR | What an automated DITA conversion can do for you (and what it can’t)

May 25th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

Our Presenter:

Helen St. Denis | Conversion Services Manager

Pretty easily, we can get a basic DITA structure from headings, tables and lists in the legacy content. As well, though, for each different source format there are a number of ways to extract information that can be used to refine the DITA output. Likewise, there are ways to enrich the content automatically.

There are, however, some things it can’t do …yet.

As more and more types of content are being moved to DITA, a greater variety of legacy formats need to be converted. We’ll look at some of them to see what can be gleaned from each, beyond the basic structure, and some of the challenges that remain.


WEBINAR | How much redundant content do I really have? Actualizing the reuse in our documentation.

April 6th, 2022 @ 12:00pm ET

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Our Presenter:

TJ Dhaliwal | Technical Sales Product Specialist

Content reuse is one of the many advantages of moving to DITA and a structured standard. It helps us reduce the amount of overall content we have, improve consistency, and decrease redundancy. However, it is difficult to visualize this value before the conversion takes place. Estimates can be off, and it is hardly ever clear how much content we can actually reuse from our documentation. Typos and partial matches only complicate our futile estimates. Narrowing the scope of this approximation by investigating similar matches in our source content before conversion can provide valuable insight to the potential benefits of moving to a structured standard.

 

Join TJ Dhaliwal in this session as he uses Stilo’s Analyzer and Migrate to investigate source content for similar and exact matches. Then, further use that information to plan for conrefs, keyrefs, and topicrefs before any transformation takes place. Conclude by deduplicating exact topic matches and realizing some of the potential that was uncovered in the beginning.


ConVEx 2022 | May 2-4

Join us at ConVEx Tempe 2022 an immersive experience for Content Developers

Be a part of innovating the future as we celebrate the return of in-person conferences in Arizona!

The goal is to incorporate some of the fantastic lessons we’ve learned in the past 2 years. You’re going to see a lot of new things in 2022! Some things however, remain the same. We can assure you that the career-empowering knowledge, practices, networking, practical solutions, and great service will continue.

This event offers you a wealth of ideas and information to support your efforts in defining and executing a comprehensive content strategy.

Keep an eye out for Helen’s talk: “From MS Word to Really Useful DITA” and learn about how teams can get the benefits of DITA right away on conversion from their Microsoft Word source content.

We’re excited to see you in person again in 2022!

Visit the conference website for further information and to register.



LavaCon 2022 | October 23-27

We will be exhibiting at LavaCon 2022, the 20th annual content strategy conference that is scheduled for 23–27 October in New Orleans.

The 2022 focus:

  • Connecting Content Silos Across the Enterprise
  • Leveraging Content to Generate Revenue

The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference started in Hawaii (hence the name) to help organizations leverage state-of-the-art content technologies.

However, LavaCon is more than just a conference. It’s a gathering place where content professionals share best practices, network with peers, and build relationships that will last for years to come.

Visit the conference website for further information and to register.