The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Mark Hellinger

Mark is the co-founder and CMO of Videate with more than 15 years of real-world XML content management and tech doc experience. He began his career as a software engineer after graduating from MIT and has been and led Enterprise/B2B software sales, operations, and product development at both public and venture-backed companies. Prior to Videate, he was the founding CEO of Xyleme, the CCMS that is the gold standard in the Learning and Training market.

Using Automation to Create Software Videos from Technical Documentation

In the SaaS world with agile development and continuous releases, the only way to guarantee that software videos are always up to date is by automating their production. New technology has come to market that makes it possible to transform documentation into high-quality videos using Artificial Intelligence, automation, and text-to-speech. Since the videos are generated programmatically, they can be produced on every software release, rendering video asset libraries identical to their corresponding products. Additionally, this means they can be translated and delivered in any language.

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Create a sustainable process to keep your video library in sync with your software releases.
  • Use your existing DITA, Markdown and Word documents to automate video production.
  • Translate software videos into multiple languages at a fraction of the cost of other approaches.
  • Add a layer of automated testing to your documentation.