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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
Customer-first content
Megan Gilhooly, Amazon
The future of DITA: Looking ahead!
Robert Anderson, IBM
Build today for tomorrow’s augmented reality
Jeff Coon, PTC
Recipe for success: Guiding SMEs to make contributions in DITA – Just add AuthorBridge
Patrick Baker, Stilo
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
Make your metadata great again
Fabrice Lacroix, Fluid Topics 
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
Content diversity: Delivering multi-single-source content in one portal
Joe Gelb, Zoomin
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
Robert Anderson, IBM
Megan Gilhooly, Amazon
Stan Doherty, Oracle
Patrick Bosek, easyDITA


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