DITA Europe 2019

Meet Kristof in Brussels, where he's going to talk at this year's DITA Europe.

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What to expect at DITA Europe?

In its 15th year, the CIDM DITA Europe Conference offers two days of career-empowering knowledge, practices, networking, and practical solutions. Nearly 50 presenters, 17 Sessions in the Technology Test Kitchen, an exhibit hall packed with the best content management solutions, and the very best in industry networking, DITA Europe is designed with your specific needs in mind—providing strategies you can use immediately as you create and manage technical content.

About Kristof's talk

Devportals & Developer eXperience – Documentation in the Age of Digital Transformation

No matter the industry, most enterprise companies are today working on, or at least planning a digital transformation program. Most of these programs center around the creation of a modernized REST API infrastructure. But at the core, this transformation is about much more than technology.

Four years ago, our company transformed itself into a developer portal consultancy, specializing in API documentation and devportals (in Drupal CMS). In this talk I want to share with you what we’ve learned about developer portals, and the types of documentation you need to create a great developer experience both for internal and external audiences.

I will finish the talk with an overview of the technologies API teams currently use to build their documentation sites, describing the core principles behind Docs as Code (a methodology in which all content e.g. Markdown and Open API Specification files are stored in a GIT code repository). Lastly I will explain why traditional (c)CMSs are losing ground in this space, and discuss what we can do to keep providing value to our customers and to stay relevant.

See you in Brussels!

About the author

Kristof van Tomme

CEO, Co-founder

Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix. He’s got a degree in bioengineering and is a regular speaker at conferences in the API, DevRel, and technical writing communities. For a few years now he’s been building bridges between the documentation and Drupal community. He is co-organiser of the London Write the Docs meetup, and cheerleader for the Amsterdam and Brussels Write the Docs meetup groups. This year he is working on a number of new initiatives to help API product owners learn from their peers (API the Docs and the API product owner masterminds).