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Delivering Digital Content at Siemens Rail at Tekom 2016

Siemens Rail operates state of the art trains in a custom-built depot. To operate and maintain these trains requires a large amount of technical content, including maintenance and operating manuals. This content needs to support a wide array of users, including drivers, maintenance technicians and engineers, who access it on a variety of devices. This […]

Getting started with the DITA Open Toolkit training

Nearly all DITA content management systems and editors use the DITA Open Toolkit to publish output. This toolkit is, as the name implies, a flexible platform with which to build ones own preferred output styles and tailored format. Yet, Open Toolkit configuration is seen as an esoteric task, for specialists only. This course is an […]

Introducing Laura Katajisto and Dave Harrison

Meet Laura Laura Katajisto brings a wealth of experience to the Mekon consulting team.  She has a background in telecommunications, having worked at Nokia and Microsoft Mobile for over 13 years. Most recently, Laura was the business-side Product Owner & DITA specialist for the world-class content creation and distribution ecosystem used to manage the customer […]

Bitesize DITA: Keys part 4 – scoped keys

Changes to the specification can take time to bed down – as well as the time needed to develop support in CCMSs and authoring tools, there’s an organic process of establishing real use cases and a body of good practice. It’s a bit like musical repertoire – some parts of the spec are equivalent to […]

Mekon at Semantics 2016

By Joe Pairman, Consulting Lead, Mekon Semantic computing is a family of technologies that provides new ways of accessing and understanding content and data from many sources, whether within an organization or from across the web. For example, I attended a presentation by the BBC’s Jo Kent, who described their rich archive of radio broadcasts that […]

Mekon raise £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support

On September 30th Mekon joined in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Mekon joined the fun and we are pleased to announce that Mekon raised £100 by drinking coffee and eating cake! The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer which has raised over £7 million so far. People […]

Bitesize DITA: Keys part 3 – @conref vs @conkeyref

This time we’re going to look at how indirect referencing works as a mechanism for reuse. But in order to understand indirect addressing for re-use, let’s recap a little about direct referencing. Even if you are new to DITA, you might be aware of the idea of ‘conreffing’ content from one place to another – it’s […]

Germany 3 – England 2 (and Spain 1)

If you haven’t booked your place at any of these events yet, they are definitely worth checking out.  If you are visiting any of these events come and take advantage of Mekon’s expertise and come and chat to us. SEMANTiCS 2016 – Leipzig, Germany (13-14 September)  SEMANTiCS is the meeting place for professionals who make […]

Save 25% on Taxonomy Boot Camp this Autumn

More and more organisations are recognising the value of taxonomies to drive their data, content and information processes. Join us at the first ever Taxonomy Boot Camp London – discover new applications and develop new skill sets. Whether you’re a first-timer, an established information professional, or a seasoned taxonomist, there’s something for you … Joe Pairman is Consulting Practice Lead […]

Join Mekon at SEMANTiCS 2016 in Leipzig

This year the SEMANTiCS program is offering a rich mix of technical talks, panel discussions of important topics, and presentations by people who make things work – just like you including Mekon’s Joe Pairman who will be talking about the Multiplying the Power of Taxonomy with Granular, Structured Content. In addition, attendees can network with […]