Events • Tekom/TCWorld Conference 2019

November 12-14, 2019
Stuttgart, Germany

We are exibiting at Tekom/TCWorld Conference 2019
Visit the Syncro Soft / Oxygen XML Editor stand (Hall C2, Stand 2/F03) in the exhibition area where we will demonstrate the Oxygen XML software product suite (including the latest developments) and happily answer your questions. Attend the tool presentations hosted by Oxygen XML Editor members, the DITA publishing session in the conference or join us for the DITA interoperability panel.


Hands on JSON: Edit, Validate, Query, and Convert

Octavian Nadolu, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

This presentation is meant to explain the JSON languages and the support that you need when this type of documents are edited, validated, queried, or converted. You will also discover what languages and tools can be used when working with these types of documents. JSON it is a common format for data interchange and is adopted by applications as a way to store data. It is a self describing languages, the structure is defined hierarchically, and has schema to define its structure.

November 12, 09:15 - 10:00, Room C5.1

DITA and Markdown

Alex Jitianu, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

DITA is a great choice for writing technical documentation. Ideally, all contributors to a project should use it to provide content. But sometimes, subject matter experts (like developers, engineers) will prefer to give content in another format. We will explore what possibilities arise when this other format is Markdown, a good match for structured authoring cases in which a minimal markup is enough

We will explore various solutions like:

  • getting the DITA format directly from the developers
  • getting another format from the developers (Markdown) and integrate it into the DITA pipelines

November 12, 11:45 - 12:30, Room C7.1

Introduction to ISO Schematron

Octavian Nadolu, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

Schematron is a rule-based validation language. Has become an ISO standard since 2006 and it is a very popular language in the XML world. In the last few years, Schematron started to be used more and more and in numerous domains. In this tutorial you will learn how to create ISO Schematron schemas, how to use XPath to express your constraints, as well as how to validate your XML files using an ISO Schematron schema and create a report.

November 12, 16:15 - 18:00, Room C5.1

Collaboration Scenarios for Technical Communication

George Bina, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

We will explore 3 collaboration scenarios: how to implement continuous improvement loops for d ocumentation, how to integrate documentation as part of product development, and how instant collaboration can take place, initiated by technical writers.

November 12, 16:15 - 17:00, Room C10.5

Customizing the PDF Output Using CSS

Cristian Talau, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

An exploration of how PDF can be generated from XML, HTML or even Markdown documents and customized simply by styling them with CSS. I will start with styling colors and fonts and end with multi-column layouts and page margin decoration.

November 12, 17:15 - 18:00, Room C10.5

Oxygen Feedback - Improve Your Online Content by Getting Feedback from Your Audience

Radu Pisoi, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

A detailed look at Oxygen Feedback, an online comments managements system where you can interact with your audience. You will see how easy it is to deploy, various configuration options, and how to integrate it into a documentation review workflow.

November 13, 12:15 - 13:00, Room C10.5

Introduction to DITA for Word Users

Cristian Talau, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

I will start with similarities that users experience between using DITA and a word processor. Then, I will highlight unique features of DITA such as conditional content, variables, and table of contents customization.

November 13, 16:30 - 17:15, Room C10.5

A Healthy DITA-based Technical Documentation Project

Radu Coravu, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

I will discuss various aspects necessary to have a successful DITA project, including structure, version control, work-flow, an internal style guide, publishing, validation, ways to receive feedback from subject matter experts or end users, and more.

November 13, 17:30 - 18:15, Room C10.5

Quality Assurance for Documentation with ISO Schematron

Octavian Nadolu, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

Schematron can be used to define rules for quality assurance and consistency in XML documents. I will show how reporting detected issues helps writers correct the problems, how to define various types of problems, and how to set different severities.

November 14, 10:00 - 10:45, Room C10.5

Documenting APIs

Cristian Talau, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

API documentation is usually automatically generated from source code or a specification. I will explore how to leverage DITA features to enrich it with tutorials and concept definitions, and to interlink it with the product documentation.

November 14, 11:15 - 12:00, Room C10.5

Docs as Code - Documentation Management Inspired by Software Development

Alex Jitianu, Syncro Soft/Oxygen XML Editor

Tools and techniques used in software development can also be applied for documentation management: Storage and issue management using GitHub, Automated quality checks and continuous publishing using Travis CI, Editing and collaboration support.

November 14, 12:15 - 13:00, Room C10.5