Michael Opsteegh presents "Let's Chat about GPT: Leveraging Generative AI in your Tech Comm Workflow"

From September 19, 2023 6:00 pm until September 19, 2023 7:45 pm
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ChatGPT was introduced nearly a year ago now. In that time, we've heard how generative AI was going to fundamentally change the way we work and ultimately replace knowledge workers like technical communicators. In this session we're going to talk about what's real and what's hype. By now the dust has somewhat settled and many of us have had a chance to play around with ChatGPT to get a better undemanding of its capabilities as well as its limitations.

In this session, Michael will cut through the hype and show you how to use ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing Chat. He'll explain how to formulate prompts to get the most out of GPT, and he'll share how he has used GPT to work smarter and faster. Following this initial summary, Michael invites the attendees to share their own successful prompts and tips for GPT.

This session is intended to be an interactive. discussion. Whether you consider yourself a heavy GPT user or a novice, you're welcome and encouraged to share how ChatGPT has enhanced your work.


About the Speaker

Michael Opsteegh has been a technical writer in the software and financial services industries since 2004. He is currently a senior technical writer for Eyefinity, which supports eyecare professionals with industry-leading software and services. He’s a lecturer in the professional writing program at California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!). He is also a Certified Technical Professional Communicator - Expert (CPTC), and he's a past president of OCSTC.


Pay what you can! The suggested donation is $10, but you're welcome to join us no matter what you contribute.

Meeting format

We'll keep things casual during this virtual event:

  • Network with each other and learning about job opportunities
  • Announce chapter news from OCSTC and surrounding chapters
  • Learn from our guest speaker with room for a Q&A at the end
  • Have fun!

How to join

You'll need to register for this event before the deadline. The day before the meeting or the morning of, you will get a Zoom meeting URL with a password emailed to the email address you used to register. 

Video is optional but encouraged.
Wearing earbuds or a headset is also highly recommended.

Visit zoom.us to learn more about the video conferencing tool.