FIR On Technology with Dan York, Episode 3 - Understanding Markdown
What is the Markdown language all about? How can it help communicators more rapidly create content for the Web and other formats?
In this third episode of “FIR On Technology” Dan York explains the Markdown language and how it can be used to rapidly create richly formatted text in places such as WordPress via the Jetpack plugin, Github, Ello and more. The goal is to help you as a communicator understand the basics of what Markdown is about and where to learn more. During the episode Dan discusses topics that can be found at the following links:
- Wikipedia on Markup languages
- Wikipedia on Markdown
- Markdown Overview
- Markdown Basics
- Markdown Syntax
- Markdown in the Jetpack plugin for WordPress
- WordPress.com Markdown Quick Reference
- Ello: How To Format Posts Using Markdown
- GitHub Flavored Markdown
- Markdown Extra
- 35+ Markdown Apps For The Mac
- The Best Markdown Editors for Windows
- 78 Tools for Writing and Previewing Markdown
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About Your Host
Dan York focuses on explaining the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan frequently presents at industry conferences and events, has been blogging and writing online since 2000 and has been podcasting since 2005.
Since the mid-1980s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. Today Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist focused on the Deploy360 Programme, seeking to help service providers, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6, DNSSEC and TLS.
Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.
Connect with Dan on:
- Twitter: @danyork
- Google+: +DanYork
- Ello: danyork
- SoundCloud: danyork
The music for the intro and outro is “Early Warning” from Mark Knox and is used with his permission.
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