Next week (February 26), we are kicking off the first LearningDITA Live online conference.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when we announced this event. I figured maybe 200 registrants would be a reasonable showing. But as it turns out, my more optimistic colleagues here were right. We have almost 700 people signed up, and they’re still coming.
If you are interested in joining us, you can review the list of sessions and register on LearningDITA.com.
We are offering 16 one-hour presentations over four days. The schedule is 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each day (US Eastern time). We hope that breaking the schedule up will allow people to attend the whole thing while still getting some work done. Of course, you can also pick and choose the sessions that are most important to you.
We are planning to record the sessions, so you have the option to listen to the sessions at your convenience. This is especially helpful to those individuals for whom our chosen time slots are inconvenient (sorry, Aussies and Eastern Asia).
We are using Gotowebinar as our platform. None of the web meeting tools are perfect, but we’ve had generally good experiences with GTW. There are two main issues with web meeting tools:
- Corporate firewalls: Some organizations block GTW entirely. If this is the case, there is unfortunately not much we can do to help, other than recommend that you switch to Internet Not Provided by that Organization.
- Audio issues: You need a system that can deliver GTW’s voice-over-IP audio to you.
The best solution we have is to recommend that you check your system ahead of time using GTW’s system check.
This week, we are putting the finishing touches on the event with dry runs, moderator planning, and the like.
We look forward to welcoming you to LearningDITA Live 2018!