How not to give advice (about Markdown)

A871f5bf1b1a48262a04ec49bc60fa77?s=47 Keith Pitty
September 12, 2017

How not to give advice (about Markdown)

A short talk given at the Sydney Ruby or Rails Meetup on 12 September, 2017

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Keith Pitty

September 12, 2017
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  1. How not to give advice (about Markdown) Keith Pitty @keithpitty

    @ConversationEDU
  2. How not to give advice?

  3. A story …

  4. One day I was asked …

  5. for advice

  6. A colleague was struggling …

  7. Eleanor

  8. Indonesian launch

  9. i18n yml

  10. id.yml

  11. None
  12. Markdown

  13. nested lists?

  14. a. outer 1 i. inner 1 ii. inner 2 b.

    outer 2
  15. None
  16. Markdown

  17. How could I help?

  18. subset of HTML

  19. type attribute

  20. <ol type=“a”> <li>outer 1 <ol type =“i”> <li>inner 1 <li>inner

    2 </ol> </li> <li>outer 2</li> </ol>
  21. not supported by markdown

  22. None
  23. I was focussed

  24. on Markdown

  25. None
  26. my advice?

  27. Markdown

  28. HTML

  29. type attribute

  30. None
  31. None
  32. None
  33. Done!

  34. None
  35. merged PR

  36. None
  37. but then …

  38. Mark

  39. CSS

  40. list-style

  41. ul { list-style: lower-alpha; li:before { display: none; } ul

    { list-style: lower-roman; } }
  42. CSS + Markdown

  43. None
  44. None
  45. None
  46. I apologised

  47. profusely!

  48. time to reflect

  49. Where had I gone wrong?

  50. None
  51. tunnel vision?

  52. lateral thinking?

  53. comfort zone?

  54. tools?

  55. Teamwork?

  56. None
  57. learning opportunity

  58. next time …

  59. meanwhile …

  60. Teamwork!

  61. @conversationEDU

  62. @keithpitty