Story vs the Chunk: Content reuse patterns on the web and their interfaces

A really interesting shift is happening in the Drupal community that opens up an opportunity for structured content to have a bigger influence in marketing and media communications. New tools are arising that are changing the editorial experience from a field-based topic-oriented content architecture with a rigid structure, which often resulted in large unstructured blobs of content inside those fields. To a more flexible model where structured data is used to augment stories, an architecture in which structured content is embedded in the narrative flow of the content.

What can attendees expect to learn?

In this session I want to explore the benefits of different types of structured content for media and non-technical content:

  • Why structured content is on the rise on the web
  • What editorial interfaces are emerging in the Drupal community
  • What it means for the DITA community

Meet the Presenter

Kristof Van Tomme is a Drupal strategist and architect. He is one of the two founders of Pronovix, a company that builds bespoke CMS systems in Drupal. He’s got a degree in bioengineering and made his first Drupal site at Biopolisz, the tech transfer office of Szeged, Hungary in 2005. In 2007, Kristof started an introductory Drupal course at the University of Szeged. Kristof is a regular speaker at Drupal and Open Source related events, for a few years now he’s been building bridges between the DITA and Drupal community.


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