DITA Workshop

DITA Workshop
Event on 2015-10-17 08:30:00
Are you new to DITA? Have you heard about DITA and want to know more? The STC Carolina DITA workshop is designed for you to get up and running. In our six-hour workshop on Saturday, October 17, you'll learn what DITA is, how DITA differs from traditional authoring, and what skills you need to work in DITA.   We'll introduce you to the fundamental pieces of DITA: topics and elements. You'll learn how to assemble them into documents using DITA maps. You'll learn about semantics, metadata, filtering, and best practices for reuse. The workshop will combine classroom training with exercises and group projects.   Perhaps best of all, you'll have a chance to experiment with DITA before and after the workshop, using a "sandbox" website set up especially for that purpose. And you'll be able to pose questions to the instructor, by email, after the workshop is over.   If possible, you should plan to attend both the October program meeting and the workshop for a comprehensive experience. Materials will also be made available so you can familiarize yourself with DITA beforehand.   No DITA experience is required. You should, however, be familiar with basic principles of technical writing and have basic computer skills.   Bring your laptop or tablet: there'll be exercises for you to work on before, during, and after the event.   Morning snacks and lunch will be provided. Registration and checkin begins at 8:30 AM. Larry Kunz is a project manager and information architect with Systems Documentation, Inc. (SDI), in Raleigh, NC. He began using DITA while working at IBM – before it was even called DITA. Since then he's used DITA extensively as a content creator and information architect. He teaches courses in the use of DITA and structured-authoring tools. Larry is a longtime member of STC's Carolina chapter, an STC Fellow, and a past recipient of the STC President's Award

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