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Virtual Arbortext User Group Meeting for March 27 2010

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Virtual Arbortext User Group Meeting for March 27 2010

Please join us online for our next meeting: “Why XML, Why Now, Why DITA� Presented by Julio Vasquez, SDI Date: Saturday, 27 March 2010, 9:00-10:30 AM Pacific/US Location: Online via GoToMeeting. You must Register to receive the GoToMeeting invite. Cost: Free and open to all who wish to attend. Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/798824482 Topic Unless you live in a cave, it’s hard to escape the commotion being raised out there by people talking about XML and DITA structures. All the buzz may have you wondering why you should switch to XML and why should you adopt DITA as your structure. Then again, you might not. You may be one of those people plugging away with your traditional desktop publishing system without ever thinking of changing. Perhaps you are one of those who has been lulled into a false sense of stability by doing the same thing, the same way you always have, and using the same ‘ole tools. What you don’t realize is that the business world around you has been rapidly changing and either you keep up or you get left behind. In this web session, we will discuss the major reasons why it is becoming more and more critical for businesses to consider moving away from the old desktop systems to solutions that embrace XML. We will talk about: * What XML brings to the table * How XML helps you get control of your content production processes * How companies can actually achieve more with less by adopting XML * Why it makes sense that DITA should be the basis of your solution About the Speaker Julio Vazquez is currently an information architect with SDI. Julio is a key principle who has designed and implemented publication solutions for various SDI clients. He uses his knowledge of technical communications, information architecture, previous publication experience, and investigatory skills to determine information solutions that best fit a client’s needs. In his previous career with IBM, he was on the corporate team that defined DITA and wrote the first article on the language in April of 2002. He has presented at STC-Carolina, DITA East and DocTrain West and DITA North America on various topics. His first book on DITA, Practical DITA, presents an approach to understanding how to write using DITA from the ground up. He has also published a paper about indexing in the Center for Information Design Management (CIDM) Best Practices Newsletter and is a contributor to the Yahoo! DITA User’s Group, a founder of the RTP DITA User’s Group and a staunch DITA advocate.
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