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The Premier Technical Communication
and Learning & Development Conference

June 12-15, 2022

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Paul Pehrson

Sr. Information Developer, Venafi

Paul Pehrson is a MadCap Flare enthusiast, having worked with Flare since version 2. He’s a certified Flare trainer and provides consulting and training services as a side job. Full time, he’s working to protect the world’s machine identities as a senior information developer for Venafi. He lives in Utah with his family, including his wife, five kids, two dogs, and four cats.

Paul Pehrson is a MadCap Flare enthusiast, having worked with Flare since version 2. He’s a certified Flare trainer and provides consulting and training services as a side job. Full time, he’s working to protect the world’s machine identities as a senior information developer for Venafi. He lives in Utah with his family, including his wife, five kids, two dogs, and four cats.


Monday

Track 23:00 - 3:55

Be an a11y, Part I: An Introduction to Accessibility, and Why It Matters

If you create public content, you need to be aware of the varying abilities of _all_ your users, and find ways to help them use your content successfully. In this first of a two-part session, come find out what accessibility is, and why it matters. We'll talk about our legal and ethical obligations related to creating content that works for more people, and introduce you to some assistive technologies that make web content more usable.

Tuesday

Track 32:50 - 3:50

Be an a11y, Part II: How to Ensure Your MadCap Flare Output is Accessible to a Broader Audience

Following up on the first accessibility session, in this second hour, we'll look at the technology available to you that will help you create more accessible content for your users and customers. We'll talk about the accessibility features of MadCap Flare, and we'll discover some of the tools and technologies you can use to evaluate your own compliance.

Tuesday

Track 14:20 - 5:20

Working With Confluence – From Import to Publishing Multiple Targets

MadCap Flare’s free integration with Confluence gives you a lot of flexibility in working with others to develop new content. In this session, we’ll cover some Confluence use cases, we’ll walk through setting up a Confluence integration, and importing content into Flare. We’ll talk about advanced use cases such as applying styles, using conditions, targeting different output types, modifying table headers (for accessibility) and more.

Session Topics: Tools Neutral

Wednesday

Advanced Workshop 21:30 - 2:30

Hands-On with jQuery in a MadCap Flare Project

MadCap Flare is an amazing solution that lets you do a lot of cool things. Sometimes you need to make unique scripted customizations for your particular project that aren't supported out of the box. jQuery to the rescue! In this workshop, longtime MadWorld presenter Paul Pehrson will walk you through several jQuery scripts he uses in some of his Flare projects. First, we'll talk about some scripting basics, then we'll talk about the best way to add scripts to your project. Paul will then share with you the code for several jQuery enhancements he uses including sticky table headers, table sorting, scripted feedback link, show/hide divs based on a role, adding text before a thumbnail image, and changing the top menu size when scrolling. Sample scripts will be provided to all attendees as well as a working Flare project that contains the scripts so you can see them in action.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop

Wednesday

Advanced Workshop 22:40 - 3:40

Hands-On with jQuery in a MadCap Flare Project (Continued)

MadCap Flare is an amazing solution that lets you do a lot of cool things. Sometimes you need to make unique scripted customizations for your particular project that aren't supported out of the box. jQuery to the rescue! In this workshop, longtime MadWorld presenter Paul Pehrson will walk you through several jQuery scripts he uses in some of his Flare projects. First, we'll talk about some scripting basics, then we'll talk about the best way to add scripts to your project. Paul will then share with you the code for several jQuery enhancements he uses including sticky table headers, table sorting, scripted feedback link, show/hide divs based on a role, adding text before a thumbnail image, and changing the top menu size when scrolling. Sample scripts will be provided to all attendees as well as a working Flare project that contains the scripts so you can see them in action.

Session Topics: Advanced Workshop