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Wednesday ~ April 25, 2018


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Technology Test Kitchen

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and Morning Announcements
8:00 – 8:40 Flipping the script: Using analytics to prove the value of documentation teams as a profit center
Dustin Vaughn, Adobe
The world needs your metadata: Is your DITA content ready?
Joe Pairman, Mekon
The future of DITA: Looking ahead!
Robert Anderson, IBM
Build today for tomorrow’s augmented reality
Jeff Coon, PTC
8:50 – 9:30 Maintaining a healthy DITA project
Radu Coravu, SyncroSoft
Content 4.0: Making your content accessible for emerging technologies
Joe Gelb, Zoomin
DITA and master content models
Joe Gollner, Gnostyx Research
Connecting STE to IoT
Berry Braster, Etteplan
9:40 – 10:20 How to implement good agile practices in difficult environments
Daniel Mehaffey, SAP
Blending learning & content—fishing from the same pond
Susan Lalor & Shannon Schumm, California Casualty
Designing hybrid architectures with DITA 1.3, Lightweight DITA, and non-XML sources
Stan Doherty & Sean Curley, Oracle
DITA: Start small, grow big, using open source tools
Patrick Baker, Stilo
10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:30 Agile and ID: No more satellite teams
Rebecca Dimock, IBM
Automating interactive responsive mobile learning from documentation
Matt Armstrong, Author-it
Making the case for teaching (and selling) Lightweight DITA
Carlos Evia, Virginia Tech
Strategies for Improving Your DITA Authoring Experience
Brianna Stevens, Comtech Services
11:40 – 12:20 Agile + TechComm tools = happy writers and business success!
John Lahr & Mitch Kogan, Invidi
An objective look at Learning and Training
Dawn Stevens, Comtech
Amber Swope, DITA Strategies
LwDITA + code = Use2: Refueling reuse from source code documentation
John Kadlecek & Scott Hudson, Jeppesen
Darwin’s notebook: Documenting DITA customizations
Tom Comerford, Supratext
Special Afternoon Session:
2:00 – 4:30 The Trouble with DITA—Improving DITA Satisfaction (Panel, facilitated by Rob Hanna, Precision Content)


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