Presentations and publications
Astute observers may notice my conference schedule slowed down a bit after my daughters were born.
- October 29, 2017: Titles still TBD but probably more than one session, at DITA-OT Day 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
- October, 2017: State of the DITA Open Toolkit and Open Source Publishing with DITA, at tcworld 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.
- October, 2017: What Is DITA Open Toolkit, and What Should FrameMaker Authors Know About It?, at Adobe DITA World 2017 online conference.
Links may go out of date as conferences remove or archive their content. I try to keep links up to date, so please let me know
if you tried one that no longer works.
- April 26, 2017: Reprise of "DITA vs DITA-OT: Who gets the credit, who gets the blame?" -- this time with more credit (and more blame!!) -- at CMS / DITA North America in San Diego, CA.
- November 14, 2016: "DITA vs DITA-OT: Who gets the credit, who gets the blame?" at DITA Europe in Munich, Germany.
- November 13, 2016: DITA Open Toolkit Day 2015, organized by SyncroSoft, in Munich, Germany. Presenting "I18N A1D D5T: W1O D2S W2T? (Internationalization and DITA-OT: Who Does What?)". Register at http://www.oxygenxml.com/events/2016/dita-ot_day.html
- April 4, 2016: "DITA-OT 2.x: Discover what’s new in Toolkit Two" at CMS / DITA North America in Reston, Virginia. Slides posted at https://www.slideshare.net/RobertAnderson151/ditaot-2x-discover-whats-new-in-toolkit-two. Note: probably the most fun I've ever had giving a presentation.
- November 16, 2015: "The Keys to the (DITA) Kingdom: Using Indirection without Losing Your Way" (Co-presentation with Kris Eberlein about DITA and Keys) at DITA Europe in Munich, Germany.
- November 15, 2015: DITA Open Toolkit Day 2015, organized by SyncroSoft, in Munich, Germany. Presenting on DITA-OT Patterns and Anti-patterns, plus a lightning talk on startcmd, and another "State of the DITA-OT" panel. Register at http://www.oxygenxml.com/events/2015/dita-ot_day.html
- October 19, 2015: Lavacon in New Orleans (http://www.lavacon.org/2015/). Co-presented with Kris Eberlein, "Keeping the Content Train on the Tracks (and on Topic)".
- November 20, 2014: DITA Open Toolkit Day 2014, organized by SyncroSoft, in Munich, Germany. Presented on DITA-OT plugins and participated in the "State of the DITA-OT" panel; video and slides at http://www.oxygenxml.com/events/2014/dita-ot_day.html
- November 18, 2014: "DITA Through the Ages" (DITA past, present, and future) at DITA Europe in Munich, Germany.
- August 6, 2014: DITA 1.3 Webinar, sponsored by OASIS. Available as a PDF download and as a full recording at youtube (including Q&A)
- April 30, 2014: "DITA-OT Panel Discussion: Preparing for the DITA-OT 2.0 release" at Content Management Strategies / DITA North America in Seattle, WA.
- April 16, 2014: History of DITA and DITA 1.3 at the Central Texas DITA User Group (a look at DITA from version 1.0 to the upcoming 1.3).
- April 17, 2013: DITA Open Toolkit Panel Discussion at Content Management Strategies / DITA North America in Providence, RI.
- April 15, 2013: "DITA 1.3: A Look Over the Horizon" at Content Management Strategies / DITA North America in Providence, RI.
- March 28, 2012: Presentation to the Boston and RTP DITA User Groups on Publishing with the DITA Open Toolkit. Thanks to the RTP group for creating a recording of the presentation.
- December 7, 2011: Presentation to the Boston and RTP DITA User Groups on Overriding the DITA Open Toolkit with Plug-ins. For samples (updated repeatedly since 2011), see Sample DITA-OT plug-ins.
- May 16, 2011: The STC Annual Conference in Sacramento, CA. Presenting "DITA Specialization: why would I do that?"
- May 4, 2010: The STC Annual Conference in Dallas, TX. Presenting "<nearly/> Hands Free DITA". As part of the presentation, I used the following resources:
- Metadita skin for WinAnt Echidna: metadita_skin.zip. Unzip and read metadita_skin_README.txt for details.
- Sample Ant build for branding output: metadita_brand.zip. Unzip directly to your DITA-OT install directory and read metadita/README.txt for details.
- February 24, 2010: Presentation to Boston and RTP DITA User Groups on DITA 1.2
- October 27, 2009: Lavacon in New Orleans (http://www.lavacon.org/)
- May 3-6, 2009: DITA 1.2 presentation to the STC Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA
- November 6-8, 2008: The 2008 Lavacon Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii
- August, 2008: Remote presentation for RTP and Austin DITA User Groups
- November, 2007: Silicon Valley DITA Interest group presented on Extending the DITA-OT
- October 28-30, 2007: The 2007 Lavacon Conference in New Orleans, LA
- October 4-6, 2007: DITA 2007 in Raleigh, NC. 3 presentation sessions: Installing and using the DITA-OT; Specialization from Scratch; Extending the DITA-OT with plug-ins.
Updated presentation materials for DITA 2007 can be found here.
- May 13-16, 2007: The STC Conference in Minneapolis, MN
- March 23-25, 2006: DITA 2006 in Raleigh, NC