February Program: Migrating to DITA

Flock of Barnacle Geese flying in formation during autum migration, catching last rays of the sun. Photo by Thermos.
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Our February meeting is a panel discussion, jointly produced with the Boston DITA User’s Group, on DITA migrations. The meeting will be hosted by Blue Snap in Waltham, MA on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 6:00 pm.

If you’re thinking of migrating to DITA, or if you’ve been told you are migrating to DITA, you probably have questions. We’ve assembled a panel of experts who can help.

The panel will share their experience to address the following questions:

  • What were your motivations in moving to DITA?
  • What kind of management support did you receive?
  • How long did it take — planning, pilots, testing, conversion, and implementation?
  • How did you handle training?
  • How much resistance to change did you encounter?
  • What would you do differently?

The meeting will be hosted by Blue Snap (800 South Street, Suite 640, Waltham, MA). STC New England and the Boston DITA User’s Group acknowledge and thank Marni Nispel and her team.

There is no charge for the program, but our hosts at Blue Snap need to provide security with a participant list, so please be sure to sign up for the meeting by the end of the day on Tuesday, 11 February 2020.

About the Program

What: DITA Migrations

Who: Panel discussion

When: Wednesday, 12 February 2020, at 6:00 pm

Where: Blue Snap, 800 South Street, Suite 640, Waltham, MA

How Much: Free, but registration required

About the Panelists

We look forward to hearing from these panelists:

  • Deborah Femia (AIR Worldwide)
  • Ben LaVergne (Oracle)
  • Janette Lynch (Veracode)
  • Marni Nispel (Blue Snap)
  • Steve Straight (Oracle)

About the Boston DITA User’s Group

The Boston DITA User’s Group comprises DITA professionals in the Boston area who meet regularly to discuss DITA, and the challenges and solutions they have encountered working with DITA.

About STC New England

The New England chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) with more than 140 members. The New England chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.