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

by Tom Johnson on May 7, 2016 •
categories: 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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I'm a technical writer based in the San Francisco Bay area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out simplifying complexity and API documentation for some deep dives into these topics. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me.

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