Webinar Up with Markdown! Exploiting simple-syntax notation for rapid content creation

Session overview

Technical writers are often asked to quickly produce small (or not!) sections of content for various media. Instead of using Word, Flare, or other large and complex authoring tools for quick authoring tasks, we can harness the power of simplified-notation markdown to quickly and easily bang out content chunks that can be exported as HTML and seamlessly integrated into virtually any parent document. It's fast,easy, and even kind of fun!

You will learn

  • What is markdown?
  • How does simplified syntax work?
  • What tools are available?
  • How can markdown help me be more productive?


There are no prerequisites.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 from 11:00 am-12:00 noon NZ time.(9:00 am - 10:00 am AEST).


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members (and affiliates: ASTC, NZATD, PRINZ) - $40 +GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - $20 +GST
  • Non-members - $70 +GST

About the presenter

Dave Gash is a Southern California-based technical publications specialist who provides technology consulting and training for hypertext developers. A veteran software professional with over thirty years of development, documentation, and training experience, Dave holds degrees in Business and Computer Science, and is well known in the tech pubs community as an interesting and engaging technical instructor. Dave is a frequent speaker at Technical Communication conferences in the US and around the world; find him at www.davegash.com.

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