Introduction to Markdown workshop


Event details

Date and time 08.05.2019 12:1514:00  
Place and room
Speaker Aleksandra Petersone
Category Internal trainings

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is used increasingly for formatting text, blog posts, writting books and on popular version control systems such as GitHub!

This course offers an introduction, overview and practical exercise of *Markdown*, an increasingly popular lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.

Content of the workshop

  • Introduction to Markdown
  • What is Markdown?
  • History of Markdown and latest trends
  • How to write Markdown:
    • Basic notations
    • Technical features: math, chemistry, chess, music, etc.
    • Demo
  • Why Markdown and how is it going to benefit you?
  • Guided practical exercise
More info on Markdown

The coach is Aleksandra Petersone:  Aleksandra is a PhD candidate under supervision of Prof. Christopher Tucci. She joined the Chair of Corporate Strategy & Innovation in September 2018 after having worked at Goldman Sachs in London since 2013. Her research focuses on FinTech Innovation. She is the recipient of EPFLInnovators doctoral fellowship that supports young researchers in pursuing entrepreneurial activities through their PhD studies. Aleksandra holds a Master’s degree from London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Amsterdam.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required
  • This event is internal


  • This workshop is organized by the EPFL-UNIL Center for Digital Humanities with the generous support from EPFL Library



markdown open science training workshop

Event broadcasted in