Content creators convene March 23-25, 2006 in Raleigh, NC
Bright Path Solutions presents DITA 2006 -- a global gathering for those who want to learn about the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). The three-day conference is being presented by Bright Path Solutions and is co-sponsored by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
What is DITA?
DITA is revolutionizing the way technical documentation is created. It defines an XML architecture for designing, writing, managing, and publishing many kinds of information in print and on the Web. It consists of a set of design principles for creating "information-typed" modules at a topic level. DITA enables organizations to deliver content as closely as possible to the point-of-use, making it ideal for applications such as integrated help systems, web sites, and how-to instruction pages. DITA's topic-oriented content can be used to exploit new features or delivery channels as they become available.
About the DITA 2006 Conference
DITA 2006 is a three-day international conference during which presenters will demystify DITA, explore its usefulness, expose its limitations, describe its components, reveal its flexibility, and showcase its success. Hands-on workshops and real-world case studies will demonstrate the strength and usefulness of DITA, reveal valuable tips and tricks, and help attendees avoid costly mistakes made by others.
An All-Star Lineup of Presenters
The roster of presenters for this first-time event reads like a who's who of technical communication. The headliners include IBM DITA experts Dave Schell, Don Day, Michael Priestley, and Susan Carpenter. The line-up also includes DocBook Technical Committee Chair and XML evangelist, Norman Walsh, XML technical publications guru Bernard Aschwanden, early DITA adopter and documentation architect France Baril, and content management consultant and DITA educator, Steve Manning.
Fantastic Sponsors and Exhibitors
The sponsor list includes superstar vendors IBM, PTC, SiberLogic, and EMC. The exhibition area will showcase sponsor products and services as well as those from Astoria Software, Antenna House, Blast Radius, DocZone, IXIASOFT, XyEnterprise and Vasont Systems.
Workshop: Introduction to DITA
The organizers are offering an optional pre-conference workshop Introduction to DITA, taught by IBM's Michael Priestley, that aims to get beginning DITA users up-to-speed quickly.
About the Organizer: Bright Path Solutions
Bright Path Solutions (BPS) is the organizer of DITA 2006. BPS is a woman-owned small business specializing in the development of structured XML content solutions. We provide top-notch consulting and training services to organizations of all sizes.
If you need a press pass or would like to arrange an interview DITA 2006 participants, contact Kay Ethier, Bright Path Solutions.