Advanced Reuse Strategies

Thursday starting April 25, 2019: Online
A deep-dive exploration of all DITA reuse mechanisms, including conditional processing, conref, conref range, and conref push, keyref and conkeyref, branch filtering, and scoped keys.

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Developing a User-Centric Content Strategy

May 20-21, 2019: San Jose, California
Techniques for learning about your users, their goals, and their work, and creating personas that will serve as a decision-making tool throughout the life-cycle of your project or product.

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Information Modeling for Topic-Based Authoring

May 22-23, 2019: San Jose, California
A strategy for defining the architecture of your technical content, including the information types required, the elements they contain, and metadata, mapping, linking, and reuse strategies.

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Optimizing the DITA Authoring Experience

Tuesdays starting June 4, 2019: Online
Design guidelines for making it as simple as possible for your authors to create and publish content that conforms to your information model and authoring guidelines.

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Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need

June 17-18, 2019: Skive, Denmark
Practical application of the four principles of minimalism to select appropriate content for your users, structure it consistently, author it for easy understanding, and make it readily accessible.

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Publishing for DITA

June 19-21, 2019: Skive, Denmark
A hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to style and publish DITA XML source.

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Publishing for DITA

Thursdays starting August 8, 2019: Online
A hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to style and publish DITA XML source.

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DITA Basics

Tuesdays starting September 24, 2019: Online
An introduction to the DITA standard and hands-on practice creating topics, assembling topics into maps, applying metadata, and publishing final deliverables.

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