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Derek Warren

Principal Information Developer, Venafi

Derek Warren leads the user assistance team at Venafi, the leader in key and certificate management. Derek is MAD Certified and has successfully deployed and established MadCap Flare-based authoring environments at several companies. He's been a user advocate in the software industry for 20 years, contributing at both enterprise and start-up companies, including Venafi, Move Networks, the LDS Church, Novell, Microsoft, and Symantec.

MadWorld 2017 Sessions Presented by Derek Warren:

Monday, April 3

11:05 AM-12:00 PM

“Wait, What Did You Just Do?” Tips for Enhancing Your Authoring Experience

Track 2 Basic/Intermediate • MadCap Flare • Authoring

With MadCap Flare's comprehensive abilities in authoring, there is often more than one way to do the same thing. In this session, veteran Flare user Derek Warren discusses tips and tricks to make you faster and more efficient as a help author. Come ready to learn about keyboard shortcuts, settings, macros, and other interface elements that will knock your socks off!

Tuesday, April 4

2:35-3:30 PM

Synergy in Teamwork: Multi-authoring Tips and Tricks

Track 1 Basic/Intermediate • MadCap Flare • Team Authoring

Working on your own in MadCap Flare is straightforward, but how do you add a second, third, or fourth writer? In this presentation, we'll talk about the challenges and benefits of team authoring in Flare, with best-practice recommendations on planning, writing, tracking, reviewing and publishing content as a team.

Wednesday, April 5

1:30-3:30 PM

Breaking Free: Using TopNav to Design Outside the Box

TopNav's output gives you a lot of flexibility in how you present your content to your customers. Join veteran MadCap Flare users Daniel Ferguson and Derek Warren to talk about the components of published content, and demonstrate ways you can extend and modify the design of your output. The workshop will include how you can extend the capability of your output using JavaScript and jQuery. We'll expand on how you can use the latest features of CSS 3 to stylize your content, and show you that the possibilities are virtually limitless. In addition, we'll also address some of the limitations you need to be aware of, and address options for overcoming them. This engaging workshop assumes you understand basic Flare use, HTML, and CSS code.