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Jekyll Conf 2016 slides and video: Overcoming Challenges in Using Jekyll for Tech Docs

May 7, 2016 • jekyll

My slides and video for Jekyll Conf 2016 are available below. In this presentation, I talk about the various challenges I've had in using Jekyll for technical documentation. I explain my attempts to overcome requirements with everything from conditional filtering to generating PDFs, publishing across different environments, re-using content across projects, templatizing notes and alerts, and more.

Here are my slides:

My slides for Jekyll Conf 2016

If you’re watching Jekyll Conf, go http://jekyllconf.com/ for the live stream. You can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #jekyllconf.

Here’s the video recording:


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