Chapter Meetings

Wednesday 21 March, 2018:


Markdown Basics for Documentation Writers

Markdown enables technical and non-technical authors alike write valid HTML in a way that doesn’t feel like writing code.

This month’s presentation will explain what Markdown is, how to use it, and why it has become so popular in the documentation community. Open topics for discussion are: tips and tricks for using it, editing software, “flavors” of Markdown, GitHub workflows, and its limitations.


Leon Barnard is a Writer and Designer at Balsamiq, where he writes documentation, blog posts, and tutorials. He also manages their Hugo-powered static documentation and support sites.

RSVP on Meetup

Please RSVP on our Meetup page. This helps us plan for snacks and room space.

Meetings are now free to attend for everyone. If you would like to contribute to the chapter to help us continue providing free meetings, there’s a Chip In button on our Meetup page.

Date and Time

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except November and December.

6:00 PM: Networking

7:00 PM: Chapter Announcements and Topic Presentation

Please arrive before 7:00 PM while someone is present at the entrance to let you in. Due to security restrictions, the doors can only be opened by Workday employees. If someone is not present at the entrance, please be patient. You can also email to alert those inside the meeting or if you will be later than the presentation start time.


Workday San Francisco
160 Spear Street, Suite 1700 (between Mission and Howard)
San Francisco, CA 94105

The entrance is next to the Specialties Bakery. Meet on the 17th floor in the Bruce Bochy conference room


Use either the Howard Street Garage (located between Spear and Steuart) or the garage under the Rincon Center (located on Spear between Mission and Howard).

NOTE that the Howard Street Garage’s rates are lower at night than during the day.

Public Transportation

You can take either BART or MUNI and exit at the Embarcadero Station.



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