Markdown keeps coming up—as a lightweight writing format, a lingua franca among other file types, and a lure to get engineers to document their code better. But what is it, and why should you (not) use it? In this talk, I will discuss the history and foibles of Markdown, a few useful Markdown tools, and of course some alternatives you should consider.
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About the speaker:
Peter Conrad is a tech writer, artist, and shade-tree programmer who once invented his own tiny markup language, which he called InfinitesML.
Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6 p.m.
Location: Highlands Country Club 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618
6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking, conversation & dinner
7:00 to 7:15 pm: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30 pm: Presentation
8:30 to 9:00 pm: Conversation, follow up on job announcements
9:00 to 9:15 pm: Clear the room; move conversations to the sidewalk
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- Tell us if you’re hiring or job-hunting. Attendees are encouraged to announce open positions or to announce that they are searching for work. Feel free to bring job listings, resumes, or business cards for distribution.