Agenda

Sunday, April 3, 2011

6:30-
8:30pm

Welcome Reception

Monday, April 4, 2011

Time

Authoring

Technical Solutions

Management

Tools

7:00-8:00

Breakfast and Morning Registration

8:00-8:30

Welcome
JoAnn Hackos, Director
The Center for Information-Development Management, Inc.

8:30-9:30

Keynote—Effectively Communicate Content Through Comics
Scott McCloud

9:30-10:00

Break

10:00-10:40

Moving from Books to Topics: The challenges and benefits
Tim Allen
Oberon Technologies

Code Reviews: How to use markup reviews to improve your DITA documentation!
Jenifer Schlotfeldt
IBM Corporation
Michelle Carey
IBM Corporation

Building a Culture of Collaboration for Cross-Enterprise Business Ventures
Patricia Burrows
EMC Corporation
Helen Cavender
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Are You Ready for the New Information Revolution? New Frontiers for Multilingual Web Analytics, SEO and Community Sentiment Analysis
Andrew Bredenkamp
acrolinx

10:45-11:25

Documentation As Training
Dawn Stevens
Comtech Services, Inc.

DITA Compliant 3D Content: Get it, use it, publish it!
Dan Armour
Joy Mining Machinery
Jack Miller
Joy Mining Machinery

How DITA Transformed Technical Content at Nikon Precision
Debra West-Maciaszek
Nikon Precision

Flexible DITA: Using DITA specializations with XMetaL
Su-Laine Yeo
JustSystems XMetaL

11:30-12:10

Training Content Before Moving to DITA 1.2: A domain specialization for review and activity topics
Clara Allan
Research In Motion

Beyond Google Translate: The future for machine translation
Uwe Muegge
CSOFT International Ltd.

Creating a Socialgraphic Profile of Information Users
Alexia Idoura
Symantec Corporation

Schematrons: When DTD validation isnít enough
Pushpinder Toor
PTC

12:15-1:45

Lunch

1:50-2:30

Delivering Multi-Modal Training: A review of three projects
Patrick Quinlan
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Intel Product Information XML Solution
Steve Ballard
Intel Corporation
Eric Davies
Intel Corporation

Release Management
—A Problem We Can Solve

JoAnn Hackos
Comtech Services, Inc.
Bill Gearhart
Comtech Services, Inc.

Doing DITA in the Open Source CMS Drupal
Kristof Van Tomme
Pronovix

2:35-3:15

SAP Adopts DITA Learning and Training: First look
Mark Myers
SAP
Jennifer Gemmell
SAP

Managing Linking in Reusable Content with Soft Linking
Mark Baker
Wind River Systems

DITA and the New Future of Customer Experience
Howard Schwartz
SDL Structured Content Technologies
Chip Gettinger
SDL Structured Content Technologies

Making DITA Work Across The Enterprise
Doug Gorman
Simply XML

3:20-3:50

Break

3:55-4:35

Question Everything! First Steps Toward Building Your Knowledge Base
Mirhonda Studevant
Ceridian Corporation

It's Not 'Just' Documentation Any More!
Marcos Campos
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Derek Saldana
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Bob Beims
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

Making the Most of Your CMS: Using workflow to move your content in the right direction at the right time
Karen Hollomon
Lexmark International
Suzanne Mescan
Vasont Systems

An Introduction to On- Demand Web-Based Publishing
Russell Ward
Spirent Communications

4:40-5:20

psssst! The Secret of Great DITA is Really About STM and LTM
George Hayden
ChatHat LLC

XAML, MathML, and DITA: Publishing mathematical notation in WPF
John Wilcock
Minitab Inc.
Meegan Tomlins
Minitab Inc.

Grabbing the Spotlight: How being on the impact chain strengthened our business case and ROI realized
Emily Mydlowski
Hach Company
Jenny Kotch
Hach Company

What Can Web-Docbase Bring to You?
Alex Wang
Sursen Corporation

5:25-7:30

Exhibitor Reception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011



Time

Authoring

Technical Solutions

Management

Tools

7:30-8:30

Breakfast and Morning Announcements

8:30-9:10

The Most Difficult Sentence That You Will Ever Write: Creating effective short descriptions
Laura Bellamy
VMware, Inc.
Michelle Carey
IBM Corporation

Keys and Keyrefs: How are they being used?
Kristen James Eberlein
SDL Structured Content Technologies

Farmer DITAís Almanac (Spring Edition): Counting your chickens
Buddy Lee
Jack Henry & Associates
Emily Saltsgaver
Jack Henry & Associates

Reality Check: What to expect from automated conversion to DITA
Don Bridges
Data Conversion Laboratory

9:15-9:55

Tying it Together: Making the leap from DITA implementation to DITA integration
Mark Novembrino
Cisco Systems, Inc.

What We Build When We Transform DITA Content: Building help systems and advanced PDF layouts using the DITA Open Toolkit
Jason Liu
Research In Motion
Greg Young
Research In Motion

Defining the Interfaces for the New Technical Publishing Systems
Tom Goering
FICO

DITA Specialization: Tools for visual support
Gunthilde Sohn
instinctools GmbH
Alexej Spas
instinctools GmbH

10:00-10:30

Break

10:35-11:15

Migrating to DITA: Minimalize, downsize and optimize first!
Marie-Louise Flacke
CI3M
Nolwenn Kerzreho
Thales Services SAS

Using Online Help to Boost Content Collaboration
Mathew Varghese
Citrix Systems, Inc.

American Red Cross Documentum CMS Experiences
Lori Moore
American Red Cross
Bill Barton
American Red Cross

Agile Changes Everything: How we changed our process, tools, and team to automate for Agile
Mary Connor
Advanced Solutions International, Inc.
Nicoletta Bleiel
ComponentOne

11:20-12:00

Real World Strategies for Planned Reuse
Jack Phillips
Minitab Inc.
Jen Bucher
Minitab Inc.

Taking DITA to Infinity and Beyond: DITA processing and cloud computing
Frank Shipley
Componize Software

Triumphs and Trials of a Complex Project
Jennifer Skiendzielewski
InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company

Putting Your Topics to Work: Designing a workflow system around topics
Yas Etessam
OPS Online
Sarah Lesway-Ball
Juniper Networks

12:00-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:10

Managing Content Consistency and Quality in a Distributed Collaborative Environment
Kent Taylor
acrolinx

The Javascript/jQuery Alternative to Customizing DITA Open Toolkit HTML Output to Get the Results You Want
Bill Marcotte
Radialpoint

DITA Metrics in Production: How, when, where and why (and how much?)
Keith Schengili-Roberts
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

DITA: Handling the noise and finding content
Yan Périard
IXIASOFT

2:15-2:55

Information Architecture One Layer at a Time: The example of terms and acronyms
France Baril
Architextus

Bumpy Road to True DITA Content Management
Gershon Joseph
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Jordan Jones
Cisco Systems, Inc.

DITA or Bust: How we succeeded in spite of everything
Steve Straight
TruePosition, Inc.

Way Beyond Typesetting
Michael Miller
Antenna House

3:00-3:30

Break

3:35-4:15

It Takes a Village: Managing publications with many contributors
Mark Forry
NetApp, Inc.
Pia Chamberlain
NetApp, Inc.

Our "Automatic" Conversion Process: DocBook to DITA to Eclipse-based Information Center
Janice Cadel
EMC Corporation
Brian Labarta
EMC Corporation

Adapting to Change through an Initiatives Program
Marta Rauch
Oracle Corporation

DITA Enhanced Validation Techniques
George Bina
Syncro Soft/oXygen XML Editor

4:20-5:00

Intel's Evolution from Desktop to Database Publishing
Steve Ballard
Intel Corporation
Julianne Claybaugh
Intel Corporation

Killer DITA Apps
Joe Gollner
Stilo International

DITA Metrics 101-102
Mark Lewis
Quark

DITA Made Easy: Smooth transition to DITA authoring using Adobe FrameMaker 10
Kapil Verma
Adobe Systems Incorporated

5:00-6:00

DITA Open Session
Join the chairs of the DITA Technical Committee and the DITA Adoption Technical Committee for a quick overview of the work of the committees. The past year was a busy one—DITA 1.2 was approved as an OASIS standard, new subcommittees were formed, many feature articles were published, and more. Then we'll open the floor for questions, concerns, and a general discussion about the state of DITA, progress of DITA adoption, and the needs of the larger DITA community.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Time

Authoring

Technical Solutions

Management

Tools

7:30-8:30

Breakfast and Morning Announcements

8:30-9:10

Building the Business Case for Structured Authoring
Alaina Eldredge
Lionbridge

Taking Control of Your Translations: Designing an in-house process to optimally manage your translations
Hal Trent
Comtech Services, Inc.
Frank Miller
Comtech Services, Inc.

Farmer DITAís Almanac (Summer Edition): Windmills and weather vanes
Emily Saltsgaver
Jack Henry & Associates
Buddy Lee
Jack Henry & Associates

DITA Classification and Subject Scheme: Picking up where metadata leaves off
Joe Gelb
Suite Solutions

9:15-9:55

Format Matters: How presentation affects understanding
Mike Rice
Xerox Corporation
Chris Patterson
Xerox Corporation

Sharing DITA Content
Amber Swope
DITA Strategies, Inc.

Supporting Distributed Contributor Workforce
Steven Bond
Forbes
Mike Dugan
Forbes

Save Editing Time with Controlled Language
Bob Sima
Tedopres International, Inc.

10:00-10:30

Break

10:35-11:15

Improving Business Processes with DITA-Based Collaboration
Paul Wlodarczyk
easyDITA

Getting to the Right Solution
David Marcus
Xerox Corporation
Nenad Furtula
Bluestream Database Software

Successfully Adopting DITA in a Small Engineering/Discrete Manufacturing Company
David Balzotti
Banner Engineering
Bob Durkee
Banner Engineering

Rolling out DITA with SharePoint and DITA Exchange
Sheila D'Annunzio
STMicroelectronics
Steffen Frederiksen
DITA Exchange

11:20-12:00

Spicing Up DITA with a Little SaaS
Paula Toth
TechProse

Get a Grip! DITA Constraints
Jang Graat
JANG Communication

Strategic Planning for Technical Communications
Megan Gilhooly
INVIDI Technologies

Session assigned, Title coming soon

Workshops Offered

1:00-5:00

Information Modeling
JoAnn Hackos
Comtech Services, Inc.

Using SharePointís Document Management Search with Your DITA Metadata
Hal Trent
Comtech Services, Inc.

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