What’s on the Roadmap for DITA

Presentation Abstract

Join Eliot & Robert of the DITA Technical Committee (TC) for an interactive session about what’s coming next. Learn who the members are, how the TC operates, and get an overview of the upcoming releases: Lightweight DITA and DITA 2.0. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

What can attendees expect to learn?

Insight into what’s coming in future versions of DITA will help people make better choices about their DITA content, as well as plan for future migrations that might be necessary in order to take advantage of new features.

Meet the Presenters

Robert D Anderson has spent 19 years working on SGML/XML publishing tools at IBM, nearly all of that with the DITA XML format. He helps lead the DITA Open Toolkit, and has contributed to the project from its first day as an open source project. Robert also writes about DITA and is the co-editor of the DITA specification at OASIS, making him one of those rare developers who spends most days using the tools that he supports.


Eliot Kimber is a founding member of the DITA Technical Committee and a long-time SGML and XML practitioner. Eliot was a founding member of the W3C XML Working Group, a co-author of the ISO HyTime standard, and a contributor to the XSLT and XSL-FO specifications. He runs a small consultancy and in his spare time develops open-source solutions for the DITA and larger XML communities, including the DITA for Publishers and DITA Community projects, among others. Eliot lives and works in Austin, Texas. Eliot holds a first-degree black belt in Aikido. Eliot is author of DITA for Practitioners, Vol. 1 from XML Press.

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