LearningDITA Live 2018 sessions

Sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon and then 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time each day.

Register once to attend all sessions.

February 25, 2019

Introduction to DITA

10:00 a.m.  -  11:00 a.m.

New to DITA? Not sure what all the fuss is about? In this session, you’ll learn DITA basics so that the rest of LearningDITA Live will make sense to you. No prior knowledge of DITA or XML is required for this session.

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Is DITA right for me?

11:00 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.

In this webinar attendees will learn about the big picture benefits of structured authoring in DITA and how DITA can benefit their organization. Specifically, they will learn about: The time and resources required to implement and sustain a DITA content development process. How structured authoring can be used in various business functions as well as… Read More >

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Branding 101: Developing brand identity in DITA

2:00 p.m.  -  3:00 p.m.

Organizations that move into DITA as part of an acquisition or adopt DITA from Day-1 face a similar challenge. What do we need to develop or customize in our markup and in our processing tool chain to brand our deliverables? Neither the DITA 1.3 spec nor the DITA Open Toolkit documentation have a section devoted… Read More >

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February 26, 2019

DITA project best practices

10:00 a.m.  -  11:00 a.m.

There are lots of aspects necessary to have a happy and healthy DITA project. Project structure, version control, work-flow, custom validation rules, an internal style guide, tools to perform batch modifications, automation of the publishing processes, automation of the project-wide validation checks, ways to quickly ask and receive feedback from engineers, ways to requests and… Read More >

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DITA metadata best practices

1:00 p.m.  -  2:00 p.m.

Whether your organization is new to DITA or if you have been working in structured markup for a while, adding intelligence to your content via metadata is a powerful way to increase the value of your content. In this session, you will learn how to: Define your metadata needs and requirements Determine which metadata elements… Read More >

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February 27, 2019

Empowering business users with online collaboration for DITA

10:00 a.m.  -  11:00 a.m.

Review processes and collaboration have traditionally been a pain point for maturing DITA implementations. Learn how to engage subject matter experts, streamline your workflows, and keep track of reviews, approvals, and versions of a document. Realize the full potential of DITA, all within your favorite web browser.

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Learning Lightweight DITA Live

2:00 p.m.  -  3:00 p.m.

Most (if not all) other sessions in this online conference focus on features and the overall benefits of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. If you read the proverbial fine print, however, you will see that many of those tips and recommendations about DITA require using XML as structuring language. In this session we will showcase… Read More >

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February 28, 2019

DITA versus CMS

10:00 a.m.  -  11:00 a.m.

In Europe, the decision for a content management system is often a decision against a DITA. But are DITA and CMS really mutually exclusive alternatives? We think that the decision for or against DITA should be the result of a structured analysis process that we will present in this session.

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Training for AI using DITA files

11:00 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.

​​​​​​How can a technical communicator build an Artifical Intelligence bot to respond and chat for product related help? This session would introduce AI systems and walk the audience on how to create and train their own Artificial Intelligence service instance, and the content strategy that would be required for this niche gap in the industry…. Read More >

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Let’s make NEW mistakes!

1:00 p.m.  -  2:00 p.m.

If you are doing something for the first time or trying to do something new and innovative, then failure comes with the territory. However, you do not have to make the same mistakes other folks have made – instead, let’s make new mistakes! Join Amber to learn about some of the classic blunders that you… Read More >

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