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Reminder: SF Bay Arbortext PTC/User LiveMeeting Notice (September 2009)


Reminder: SF Bay Arbortext PTC/User LiveMeeting Notice (September 2009)

Please join us online for our next meeting:

"*IBM DITA Wiki--One year retrospective*"
*Presented by Don Day, IBM*

*Date*: Saturday, 26 September 2009, 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific/US
*Location*: Online via GoToMeeting. You must Register to receive the
LiveMeeting invite.
*Cost*: Free and open to all who wish to attend.


The IBM DITA Wiki is an internal application created originally to
demonstrate the feasibility of using native DITA in a collaborative
authoring tool. It is positioned today as a key means for capturing the
writings of Subject Matter Experts within the company in the reusable,
easily repurposed DITA format.
The wiki is now a hosted service within IBM that enables contributors whose
jobs are NOT technical writing to move their content development into the
DITA standard. The collaboration aspect in particular has appealed to
programming and education teams, and we are exploring the wiki's suitability
for other domains as well, such as engineering and support professionals.
This presentation will provide some background on DITA and this project's
history before delving into some of the experiences and successes of various
user communities to date.
About the Speaker*

Don Day is an advisory software engineer for IBM. For the past 15 years, he
has designed and supported publishing tools for IBM's Information
Development community. Don provides XML expertise for Information Design and
Development in IBM's e-business Operating Systems Solutions area and for IBM
Corporate User Technology. He has represented IBM on the W3C XSL Working
Group and is presently IBM's alternate rep for the W3C CSS Working Group.
Don holds a dual-major Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism and
a Master of Arts degree in Technical and Professional Communication (with a
minor in Computer Science) from New Mexico State University.