ConVEx Explained: Focusing on What to Expect

Presented by: Dawn Stevens, Comtech Services
Monday, August 10, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BST
This webinar is free.

Content developers and managers from all over are coming together to share ideas and inspire each other at ConVEx in September. When first announced, we said ConVEx is not an online simulation of an in-person conference, but an immersive experience designed from the ground up. During this Webinar, Dawn Stevens explains what you can expect and gain from this new event format.

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Content as a Service: From Word to Omnichannel Experiences in Under an Hour with XML Documentation for Adobe Experience Manager

Presented by: Chad Dybdahl, Adobe
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BST
This webinar is free.

Chad Dybdahl, Adobe Solutions Consultant, walks you through importing content from Microsoft Word, creating intelligent, structured content that can then be used across a wide range of delivery channels and platforms. In this session, we’ll see both traditional and headless delivery strategies that will inspire you to think about content in new and exciting ways.

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Structuring Your Content for Automation

Presented by: Marie Gollentz, Typefi
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BST
This webinar is free.

This is a presentation that provides an intersection between content and design. It is a high-level practical guide to analyzing your content, deciding what you want to do with it, developing style naming conventions, and developing editorial style guides, design style guides, and style templates. Once you get to that stage, you can then consider how content management systems, automation, and xml might fit into your publishing processes.

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Docs as Code: Documentation Management Inspired by Software Development

Presented by: Alex Jitianu, Syncro Soft Ltd
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BST
This webinar is free.

We will analyze a working Docs as Code setup that will be freely available on GitHub afterward so attendees will be able to fork it, work with it, gain a deeper understanding and apply these concepts into their own documentation projects. Although any text-based document format works, we will use a mixed DITA and Markdown project in the demo setup.

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Downsides Of Poor DITA Conversions

Presented by: Helen St. Denis, Stilo International
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BST
This webinar is free.

Thinking of automating your entire conversion process to DITA? Wanting to handle conversion work manually, in-house? Before you proceed, think about how the conversion could help you derive the benefits of DITA that you expect. A simplistic approach may allow you to publish something that looks just like what you have now. But a really good quality conversion will help you to leverage content reuse, personalization and multi-channel publishing, as well as making it easier to maintain and update your content. For example, will your conversion generate keys and keyrefs for variables? How about a relationship table, to prevent broken links? Will menu cascades be correctly marked up, for localization purposes?

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Custom Business Rules for DITA Projects

Presented by: Octavian Nadolu, Syncro Soft Ltd
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:30 am PT | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm GMT
This webinar is free.

A step by step guide to getting started with Schematron and Schematron Quick Fixes. Schematron and Schematron QuickFix (SQF) languages can be used to improve efficiency and quality when editing DITA documents. You can define actions that will add complex structure in your documents, or make modifications in multiple places or actions that will convert a structure into another. These changes are made by keeping the document structure valid and conforming to your project specification and will help the content writer add content more easily and without making mistakes.

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