Markdown in Minutes

Markdown is very popular for authors, developers, and technical writers. It's lightweight and straightforward to learn. Its open format allows it to be used across environments and tools. And with some Markdown features moving into CKEditor 5, its relevance in Drupal is stronger than ever.

In this talk, we'll cover the basics of the whys and focus on learning the syntax of Markdown so you can get started using Markdown immediately.

3 takeaways

• Markdown can be easily converted to HTML
• Markdown text can be used in most platforms and environments
• Markdown has a very gentle learning curve

AmyJune Hineline
Santa Cruz, CA

AmyJune currently works with the Linux Foundation as their Certificate Community Architect. She is responsible for supporting the Certification team’s efforts in building and maintaining exams and related documentation for exam products in the Linux Foundation’s certification portfolio.

She is a Drupal core mentor. She has the unique privilege of being a non-code developer and has the ability to bridge the gap between the technical writers, the coders, the developers, and the designers and connect them with first-time contributors with skill sets that match their specific contribution needs. AmyJune helps communities discover how they can contribute and belong in more ways than code.

Her ongoing experience as a hospice nurse keeps her in touch with the challenges faced by many end-users. In her continued efforts to make a difference, she helps organize A11yTalks, an online meetup that advocates all things accessibility - one of the core components of building an inclusive web.

Outside of her mission in the technology community space, she has a deep love for mycology, geocaching, and air-cooled Volkswagens. Her ability to spell diarrhea without the aid of spell check has won the hearts of millions.

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