XML Power – How Intel leverages the power of DITA & SVGs
As the worlds largest semiconductor company, Intel creates highly specialized documentation to enable the use of its technologies and intellectual property. When data and images in the Design Rule category of technical documentation were becoming too time-consuming to create and validate, a new approach was developed. The documentation was converted to DITA and the images were converted to an XML-based image format called SVG. A system of metadata tagging was developed for the images to allow for the technical content to be precisely identified, validated, and the values even updated programmatically, increasing efficiency and greatly reducing errors.
What can the audience expect to learn?
Many attendees understand the benefits and power of XML-based DITA for their technical content creation but they may not be aware of or understand how they can leverage some of those same benefits with images using the SVG format.
Meet the presenter
Kresten McGrath is the Documentation and Training Infrastructure Architect for Intel’s Intellectual Property Program Office in Chandler, Arizona.
Kresten has spent most of his 26 year career working as an automation expert, writing software to automate tasks and increase efficiencies. Ten years ago, he began focusing his automation experience on the problems of documentation creation, management, and quality. He is the architect and creator of the Galapagos system, a DITA-based collection of technologies and custom software, that increased the productivity of his technical publications team by a factor of two with only half the resources.
Kresten and his wife Mary Jane live in Gilbert, Arizona, and are the proud parents of 6 children, including 18 year old triplets.