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Structured Authoring and DITA

28 May 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

Presentation Description

Are you or your company interested in moving towards structured authoring and using DITA (Darwin Information Type Architecture) to organize your content? If so, come to our May meeting to learn what structured authoring is and how it is connected to both DITA and effective technical communication. Our speaker will focus on answering the following questions:

  • What is structured authoring?
  • Why do people read our stuff?
  • How does DITA fit in?
  • Is there a method to the madness?

If you are already experienced with structured authoring and DITA, this meeting is a great opportunity to engage in conversation with one of the world’s foremost DITA experts.

About Our Speaker

Julio Vazquez has been involved in technical communications for over 25 years as a writer, team lead and information architect. He was part of the cross-corporate team that developed the XML architecture now known as DITA and remains active in the DITA community on almost a daily basis. He’s the author of Practical DITA and currently works as a DITA consultant.

Agenda

6:30-7:00 Registration, networking, and DINNER

7:00-7:45 Presentation

7:45-8:15 Q&A and more networking

You can attend remotely. Register to receive the URL. Please also specify on the registration form whether you will attend in person or remotely so that we can plan for refreshments. Use the Eventbrite® form below to register.

We will be recording the presentation and will make it available on our Events Calendar page and our Speakers' Handouts and Presentations page after the event.

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Carolyn Kelley Klinger

I'm a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC - Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.

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Date:
28 May 2014
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Website:
https://stcwdcb-052814-dita.eventbrite.com

Venue

Patrick Henry Library
101 Maple Avenue East
Vienna, VA 22180 United States

Carolyn Kelley Klinger

I'm a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC - Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.

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