CIDM eNews

November 2016
A monthly e-newsletter from The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM)
JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD, CIDM Director

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CIDM News and Events


DE The CMS/DITA Europe 2016 Conference will be held November 14-15 in Munich, Germany.

ideas_lightbulb_color The IDEAS Winter Online Conference will be held January 24-25, 2017. Theme: Understanding User Needs

CMS/DITA North America Conference
will be held April 24-26, 2017 in San Diego, California. Call for Speakers is now open!

Upcoming Workshops

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
December 7-8, 2016
San Diego, California

Creating an Effective Information Taxonomy
January 31- February 1, 2017
Vantaa, Finland

Developing a Web and Mobile Content Strategy
February 2-3, 2017
Hyvinkaa, Finland

Applying Agile Management to Information Development
February 22-23, 2017
San Jose, California

CIDM Webinars

Agile Practices for Standards Development: GSIM, LIM, and the DDI Use Cases
Presented by Arofan Gregory, Aeon Technologies
November 10, 2016, 11am EST

Continuous Delivery is not Just for Software
Presented by Jennifer Chew, Nuage Networks
November 29, 2016, 12pm EST

Short Descriptions Shouldn’t Be a Tall Order: Writing Effective Short Descriptions
Presented by Keith Schengili-Roberts, IXIASOFT and Joe Storbeck, JANA
November 30, 2016, 12pm EST

Get Keyed Up About (DITA 1.3) Keys!
Presented by Leigh W. White, IXIASOFT Technologies
January 12, 2017, 12pm EST

Recorded webinars.

Other Webinars

Previewing SDL Trados GroupShare 2017—effective teamwork, made easier
Presented by Neil Ferguson, SDL
November 3, 2016, 1pm EDT

Behind the Scenes: Translating Your Perfect Content
Presented by Scott Carothers, Kinetic theTechnology Agency
November 15, 2016, 1 pm EDT

Understanding the Impact of the Internet of Things on Service Information
Presented by Etteplan
November 22, 2016, 10am EST


Our next managers’ round table discussion will be the first in a series on the Information Process Maturity Model. Join us on Tuesday, November 8th at 2pm EST. To sign-up, contact Lovonya Thomas.

The Zoomin Newsletter – November 2016

IXIASOFT Sponsors and Presents at Major Tech Comm Events in Germany

Zoomin Named to “ECONTENT 100” List of Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry

Radiometer is looking for a Technical Publications Department Manager (Denmark)

IXIASOFT DITA CMS 4.3 is Now Available for IXIASOFT Customers Worldwide

What if we had written the ISO/IEC/IEEE 26531 Component Content Management Systems (CCMS) Standard in a DITA CCMS?

Simply XML October Newsletter

More Announcements.

Working with Millennials

JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.

We had a terrific panel discussion at the September 2016 Best Practices conference on working with Millennials, moderated by our own millennial, Brianna Stevens. The discussion revolved around several myths that people attribute to millennials.

Read the article.

Transforming Text to Diagrams. Part 1: Automated Generation of Troubleshooting Flowcharts

Alex Masycheff, Intuillion Ltd.

Do you sometimes feel, when reading a long multi-step procedure with multiple choices, that you’d rather see it as a flowchart that graphically shows what you need to do?

Well, you are not alone. The proverb “A picture is worth one thousand words” exists for a reason.

Read the article.

The Future of Content—Interview with Michael Rosinski

The Content Wrangler

The following article discusses the future of content with Michael Rosinski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astoria Software, a cloud-based, component content management system (CCMS). Rosinski, a veteran of the content management space, talks with The Content Wrangler about innovation, computing, and how content—and those who produce it—will be impacted by artificial intelligence.

Read the article.

Welcome New CIDM Member—Komatsu America
Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.

Learn more about CIDM (Center for Information-Development Management).

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