The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Hannah Kirk

Hannah Kirk (a.k.a. “The Pink-haired Content Strategist”) is a content strategist in Silicon Valley, working primarily with B2B software products. Hannah started technical documentation departments and worked as a lone writer at 4 startups. She implemented processes, authoring tools, CMS’s, and publishing flows in Framemaker, DITA, Docbook, and Markdown and integrated small documentation departments into larger companies as a result of 3 acquisitions. She’s now at Inkling bringing customer content into the Inkling platform and advising customers on best practices of migrating, organizing, and optimizing content. Hannah also publishes the Medium publication, Content Strategy Adventures.

Leverage Your Skills to Bridge Silos,
Build Relationships, and Make Yourself More Marketable

Technical communicators are uniquely-positioned user journey experts. You’re probably already doing UX, marketing, product management, and more in your current job. Learn which duties align with which roles to find common ground with others in those roles. Learn how you can be more marketable (or even pivot your career) by understanding which transferable skills you have and which you need to build.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How the work they do as technical communicators transfers to UX, marketing, product management and more
  • What each of these disciplines is, how they think, and how to learn more about them
  • What skills they have and can build to improve their work, bridge the gaps between these roles, and pivot their careers, if desired, to one of these areas