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April Meeting of the Silicon Valley DITA User's Group

Location: 
Milpitas, CA US
Date: 
12 Apr 2006 - 15:00 - 17:00

Topic-Oriented Information Development and Its Role in Globalization

A Gilbane Report white paper, written by Senior Editor Bill Trippe.

Executive Summary

Globalization is a critical issue for any company interested in expanding its markets. For the company that markets sophisticated products, globalization is both more difficult and more critical because of the rich content that is needed to support these products.

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Working with DITA: The Darwin Information Typing Architecture

Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Date: 
24 Apr 2006 - 05:00 - 08:00
Event Type: 
Conference

Adobe and Autodesk: Success in Standards-Based Content Creation and Delivery at Global Companies

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) has seen rapid adoption and implementation. This is especially true when you compare the adoption of DITA with other standards-based approaches to content creation and distribution. Here we are less than a year after DITA 1.0 has been approved and major companies are shipping large multi-language documentation and Help sets that have been created using DITA. We can also point to DITA-specific user groups and conferences, and a myriad of vendors who are now touting DITA support in their products.

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DITA Introduction, Authoring, and Information Architecture Workshop - Full Day

Michael Priestley, one of IBM's DITA Architects, provides an introduction to DITA, followed by an introduction to some authoring best practices with DITA, and finishing with an end-to-end example of task-based information architecture using DITA maps.

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