DITA State of the Union - Dinner Program

  • 21 Jan 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
  • The Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, MA


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January 21st Program:

DITA State of the Union

with Dr. Stan Doherty

What’s going on with DITA these days? DITA State of the Union

DITA, the Darwin Information Typing Architecture, has been widely adopted by many Tech Comm organizations.

In this presentation, Stan Doherty, a founding member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee and Senior Information Architect at Akamai Technologies, provides an update, a DITA State of the Union address, if you will, to answer questions like these:

  • If I’m not using DITA yet...
    • Should I be? How large does a company have to be to benefit from DITA?
    • What types of companies have implemented DITA? How widespread is its adoption?
    • When my organization implements DITA, what can I expect as a writer?

  • If I am already using DITA...
    • What’s coming in DITA 1.3?
    • What tools are available for working with DITA?
    • I’ve heard there are some issues with DITA interoperability regarding content and tools. What are the issues? Should I be worried?
Join us on January 21 to learn the answers to these questions and more. Bring your own DITA-specific questions to benefit from Stan’s in-depth knowledge.

Dr. Stan DohertyAbout Dr. Stan Doherty
Stan Doherty currently works as a Senior Information Architect at Akamai Technologies. He is also a founding member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. He continues to work on the Technical Committee and its subcommittees: Technical Communication, Context-Sensitive Help, and Lightweight DITA. 

In addition to DITA, Stan has expertise in the areas of modular writing and content management. At recent jobs at Akamai Technologies, Verivue Inc., and Sun Microsystems, Stan has implemented and maintained production DITA-based solutions for manuals, context-sensitive help, and web-hosted information centers. He has a Ph.D. in Elizabethan poetry from Harvard University.

Registration Information

Dinner registration closes at 6 pm on Monday, January 19.    

If you miss this deadline, call Cindy Cookson at 978-828-5586. If there is any way to accommodate you, she will work it out!

Dinner program cancellations that are received by 6 pm on Monday, January 19, will be fully refunded. Dinner program cancellations received after 6 pm Monday, January 19, generally will not be refunded unless Cindy can work something out.

If you have any questions about registering guests, please feel free to email webmaster@stcnewengland.org

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