DITAWriter is Keith Schengili-Roberts. Formerly the manager of a documentation and localization team within the engineering group for a large firm in the semiconductor industry who took his team into the bright new world of DITA back in 2006. Prior to becoming manager I worked as an Information Architect (or really, “Documentation Architect“), redesigning the content deliverables and moving the group from an unstructured FrameMaker-based toolchain to one that uses a DITA Content Management System (in this case, Ixiasoft‘s DITA CMS).
I now work as the Senior Content Strategist at Yellow Pencil.
I also teach courses on Information Architecture and Information Management at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information Sciences (iSchool). Back in the early days of the Internet when 56k modems were still the rage I wrote four technical titles on Web development and related material, the latest being Core CSS, 2nd Edition which came out in 2003. Amazingly enough I still get royalties from sales on that book, usually just enough to buy a few cups of tea at the local Starbucks.
I have a real interest in learning more about DITA, particularly in how other people and firms are using it. Starting a blog about it gives me a forum to share my own views and experiences, as well as those of other people I have met who bring their own working knowledge from other domains.
I sometimes get invited to speak at conferences on how to implement DITA XML and Information Architecture. Previous talks include:
- “DITA Today and Tomorrow” Webinar done on behalf of Data Conversion Laboratory, Summer 2012
- The Keynote Speech (“The Rainmaker, The Cloud and The Downspout”) at Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference
- DITA Metrics in Production: How, When, Where and Why (and How Much?) (CIDM Webinar, June 16, 2011 @ 11:00am EST)
- Four Years On: Metrics, ROI, and Other Stories from a Mature DITA CMS Installation (Congility 2011 in Gatwick, U.K., May 25, 2011 @ 4:20pm)
- DITA Metrics in Production: How, When, Where and Why (and How Much?) (CMS Strategies/DITA North America Conference in Baltimore, April 5, 2011 @ 1:30pm)
If you are interested in getting in contact with me, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.