How Five Technical Writers Do the Work of 30 People

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Jim Cherry, Silicon Labs > Hosts: Patrick Bosek and Scott Abel

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Join us November 3, 2022, for a chat with Jim Cherry, Senior Technical Publications Manager at Silicon Laboratories, about how his team has slowly but surely built a modern publishing process that supports the needs of the Austin, Texas-based semiconductor manufacturing company. We'll chat with Jim about his 20+ year journey to build innovative content production capabilities for his team, move from desktop publishing to XML DITA, and find practical solutions that allow engineers and content creators to collaborate in effective ways. You'll learn how Jim is helping to bridge the gap between software engineers who work in markdown with technical writers who work in DITA XML. And, you'll learn what benefits the Heretto component content management system provides his firm and whether or not he'd ever go back to working in unstructured content. Can't make it to the live event? Register, and we'll send you a link you can use to watch a recording when it's convenient for you to do so. Jim Cherry is a technical writer with 25+ years experience in the semiconductor industry. The last 24 years have been spent managing technical content at Silicon Labs. Jim has taken Silicon Labs on the journey from desktop publishing to DITA and markdown. He holds an MA in literature from New Mexico State University. In his free time, he enjoys movies, books, and hiking. Coffee and Content is brought to you by The Content Wrangler and sponsored by Heretto, the ContentOps platform for product, reference, and knowledge content.

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