CMS/DITA North America 2017

April 24 - 26th, 2017

San Diego, California

Join IXIASOFT at CMS/DITA North America 2017, April 24-26 in San Diego, California. IXIASOFT will be exhibiting and presenting at the show. 

Using Markdown and Lightweight DITA in a Collaborative Environment

by Leigh W. White and Keith Schengili-Roberts, both DITA Specialists at IXIASOFT

Date: Monday, April 24

Time: 10:50 - 11:30

Do developers, engineers, or other SMEs contribute content to your team? Do they use DITA? Cheerfully? How about your writers using DITA? Are they comfortable? Do they feel DITA offers many more options than they need? Do you wish there were an integrated way to provide a simpler DITA authoring environment—one that could easily be expanded to a full DITA environment when appropriate? If you’re nodding your head, then you’re in luck.

Lightweight DITA (LwDITA) offers both a simplified tagset and an interchange mechanism between DITA and Markdown. This presentation offers one example of a workflow implemented in the IXIASOFT DITA CMS that takes advantage of both DITA CMS features and oXygen XML functionality to show how teams can use LwDITA and Markdown to improve the authoring and content contribution experience.

The presentation also illustrates useful aspects of the workflow not dependent on the IXIASOFT DITA CMS.

What can the audience expect to learn?

Entry-level usability, particularly for casual contributors and authors new to DITA, is an ongoing concern for the DITA community. Both Markdown and LwDITA have great potential to enable a straightforward authoring experience.

This presentation shows that it is absolutely possible to create an end-to-end process whereby new or infrequent DITA users can author fully valid DITA content with minimal exposure to tags or structure.

Passport to your future DITA/CCMS implementation

by Sharon Figueira

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 8:30 - 9:10

Moving to a DITA/CCMS authoring environment is a massive paradigm shift, and planning content restructure and reuse in this unfamiliar world can be challenging. It is a bit like preparing to move to another country – a visit can show you so much more than any number of books or movies! Join me for a guided tour, and get a taste of how to analyse your content and prepare it for the big move.

What can the audience expect to learn?

Using real-life case studies, learn about analysing content to prepare it for migration. Analysis includes mapping your current content to DITA, identifying opportunities for reuse, tools for maximizing reuse even when content must diverge, and the best point in the project to implement the different strategies. 

Please visit the event link above to register.

IXIASOFT DITA CMS customers will also present at this year’s event:







IXIASOFT partners also presenting at CMS/DITA NA include Antidote, Comtech Services, Delta XML, DITA Strategies, Etteplan, easyDITA, Gnostyx Research, Just Systems, Mekon, oXygen, SyncroSoft, WHP, Xeditor and Zoomin.