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Mike Hamilton

VP Product Evangelism, MadCap Software

Mike Hamilton is the VP of Product Evangelism and one of the founding members of the MadCap Software team. With over twenty years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development, he has worked with organizations such as Cymer, National Steel & Shipbuilding, and the US Navy. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as STC Summit, LavaCon and more, and is commonly quoted in technology articles in various trade publications.

MadWorld 2017 Sessions Presented by Mike Hamilton:

Tuesday, April 4

1:30-2:25 PM

Five Cascading Style Sheet Techniques That Every Technical Writer Should Know

Track 2 Basic/Intermediate • MadCap Flare • CSS

We all know how to style in word processors but too many writers seem reluctant to learn CSS techniques. In this session, Mike Hamilton shares five easily mastered CSS techniques to help and build confidence in writers at any skill level. Since the CSS language is the basis for modern markup languages, the more you learn about CSS the more it will benefit your career. Learn the basic techniques for the beginner, and some intermediate techniques for those more advanced. In addition, Mike will then finish with a prototype CSS technique allowing for vocabulary control over your content in a Responsive Design situation.

Tuesday, April 4

4:00-4:55 PM

The Technical Communication Industry – Myths, Trends, and the Future

Track 1 Basic/Intermediate • Tools Neutral

In this session Mike Hamilton will have some fun discussing a few of the bigger talking points to come out of recent industry trade shows, broadcast over social media, or heard in the general rumor mill. Which will be classified or considered trends? Which will be something we will likely see in the future? And what might be classified as myth to be ignored? Navigate some of the industry buzz and find out what you need to know, what you can afford to ignore, and what the future may hold for the industry.

Wednesday, April 5

1:30-3:30 PM

MAD for MadCap Flare Certification Bootcamp, Part 1

Who should be certified MAD for MadCap Flare? YOU! The MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) Certification Program recognizes and validates your ability to use MadCap Flare. A certification proves to your manager, potential clients, and coworkers that you’re a Flare expert. It’s also required to be included in MadCap Software’s list of recommended consultants. In this workshop, you’ll learn what’s required to be certified MAD for Flare and everything you need to know to pass the exam. We’ll share sample questions, tips for preparing your sample project, and we’ll even give you a chance to take a free sample exam. If you’ve attended a Flare class and have experience using Flare, we’ll give you everything you need to become certified as quickly and efficiently as possible. Workshop Prerequisites: Completion of the MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate certified training course and/or proficiency using MadCap Flare for a minimum of three months.

Wednesday, April 5

3:45-5:45 PM

MAD for MadCap Flare Certification Bootcamp, Part 2

Who should be certified MAD for MadCap Flare? YOU! The MadCap Advanced Developer (MAD) Certification Program recognizes and validates your ability to use MadCap Flare. A certification proves to your manager, potential clients, and coworkers that you’re a Flare expert. It’s also required to be included in MadCap Software’s list of recommended consultants. In this workshop, you’ll learn what’s required to be certified MAD for Flare and everything you need to know to pass the exam. We’ll share sample questions, tips for preparing your sample project, and we’ll even give you a chance to take a free sample exam. If you’ve attended a Flare class and have experience using Flare, we’ll give you everything you need to become certified as quickly and efficiently as possible. Workshop Prerequisites: Completion of the MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate certified training course and/or proficiency using MadCap Flare for a minimum of three months.