The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Jarod Sickler

Jarod Sickler is a Senior Solutions Architect at Heretto. He’s also (still) a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester, specializing in metaphysics and epistemology. His dissertation focuses on the role and importance of the grounding relation in the overall metaphysical structure of epistemic justification. Slowly but surely, he’s making progress on his thesis. If you’re in the market for an effective sleep aid, he’ll happily share his research with you. Whether it’s in his research or solving custom software needs, Jarod enjoys thinking through complex problems and finding the simplest and yet most powerful solution. In his spare time, Jarod tries to convince his kids that he’s still cool. They don’t believe him.

The Technical Writer’s Unlikely Ally : Generative AI for Documentation

Co-presented with: Patrick Bosek

Imagine if you could ask your computer to write technical documentation for you. Surprise! You can. Generative AI has taken the industry by storm, but tech writers are still hesitant to adopt it and feelings are mixed about its role in documentation. Why? While AI is quickly evolving, we’ll discuss how early adopters can harness its capabilities to make work life a little easier and adopt new skills in the process. Join us to see real-world examples of how AI can make structured content accessible to everyone!

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The current state of Generative AI and technical communication
  • Real examples of how to use AI for structured content
  • Best practices for creating and managing structured content with AI