20th - 22nd May 2009
The twelfth annual Australasian Online Documentation and Content Conference,
AODC 2009, was held at the Savoy Vibe Hotel in Melbourne from Wednesday 20th to
Friday 22nd May. Professionals involved in corporate documentation, online Help,
Web authoring and technical writing enjoyed three days of thought-provoking
sessions, interesting discussions and networking. Read
Janet Taylor's review for a first-hand
account of AODC 2009.
Some follow-up materials from AODC 2009 are now available on the
Two optional pre-conference workshops
were held on Tuesday 19th May; "Hands-on DITA" and "Adobe Captivate
The lively Trivia Night was held at the Exchange Hotel, with the usual argy
bargy, bribes, quicky resolved disputes, and fierce competition. And as usual,
the questions were perplexing
and apparently random.
The lucky winners this year (it all came down to luck, as points could be
gambled on the last question) were "The Documentors", with the losing team being
"The Raspberry Berets".
HyperWrite greatly appreciates our sponsors and exhibitors, who contribute
greatly to the success of this event. We would like to thank our 2009 sponsors
Author-it, CSoft, STC, AETS, TACTICS, Swinburne and MadCap.
very first Australasian Online Documentation Conference in Melbourne in 1998,
the conference has developed a reputation as the premier event for technical
writers, help developers, Web authors and documentation developers from
Australia and New Zealand. Our speaker list reads like a Who's Who of
documentation, as we strive to ensure that experts in techniques and
technologies are available to share their knowledge and expertise. The conference
is also a great place to network with other documentation professionals.
AODC is jointly hosted by HyperWrite
and WritersUA, organisers of the famous Online Help Conference in the US. HyperWrite is an Australian hypertext and Internet
company that has been a local pioneer and continuing leader in online documentation