Experiences with Modern Document Production

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May Meeting: Experiences with Modern Document Production

Date: May 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Location: Shopify Headquarters

This month we will be having a talk on experiences with modern documentation tools. This is not a tutorial on how to use them, but rather a series of anecdotes and examples of some relatively modern tools and the joy of getting them to work as advertised. This is a bit of a followup to the slide production talk from last December.

As per our newer format, we will have a one hour pre-meeting item from 6:00 to 7:00 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

open_mike

Open mike time (lightning talk)

Speaker: various

If anybody has a short topic they would like to present to the group or some new thing they would like to share, this is your opportunity.


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Experiences with Modern Document Production

Speaker: John C. Nash
Speaker: Scott Murphy

This talk is on experiences with modern documentation tools, specifically some usage cases, tools used to attack the problem and the quirks and work-arounds that helped accomplish the task.

Topics include:

  • Building HTML web pages of annotated photos
  • Periodically updated reports
  • Transformation of formats
  • Repackaging and reediting content
  • Automated reporting
  • Product documentation

About the Speaker

Retired Professor of Management at U of Ottawa.

  • 2006 - May -- Pres. of OCLUG -- Now I'll have to learn more about Linux!
  • 2007 - Mar -- have learned a lot, including how much still to learn.

About the Speaker

Scott has been haunting server rooms and using/administrating Unix for more than 30 years now. His background includes IT infrastructure for small startups to large corporations and is currently working as a consultant managing the IT infrastructure for a chip design company.

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BOFs

Speaker: tbd

No BOF has been proposed at this time, however if anyone wishes to have one, they can propose one after the main talk.


About the Speaker

tbd is a speaker we call upon when we don't yet have a real speaker for the meeting or when there are multiple speakers for a panel discussion or BOF.


Finding the Meeting Location

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=126+York+Street,+Ottawa,+ON,+Canada&hl=en&sll=43.145815,-70.657206&sspn=0.012791,0.019784&hnear=126+York+St,+Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario,+Canada&t=m&z=16
http://www.byward-market.com/en/maps_detailed.html

Shopify is in the Byward Market, at 126 York Street, half a block east of Dalhousie and the Byward Market. Enter from the parking lot at the back.



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