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WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

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Patrick De P. and 3 others
WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup



Write the Docs Ottawa and Shopify are pleased to invite you for an evening of socialization, networking, and talks. For this edition, we are very pleased to have Jesse Laprade, a technical writer at Public Services and Procurement Canada. Jesse is a longtime member of Write the Docs Ottawa and has been a valued active participant in many of our meetup events over the years.

About Jesse:

I live in Ottawa, Ontario, where I work as a Technical Writer under a casual contract for Public Services and Procurement Canada.

I'm interested in documentation, programming, community-run social networks, and personal homepages.

If you are interested in my writing, you can find it at

Talk synopsis:

Jesse will be presenting an interactive workshop on the Scribble: the Racket documentation tool. Scribble is a collection of tools for creating prose documents—papers, books, library documentation, etc.—in HTML or PDF (via Latex) form. More generally, Scribble helps you write programs that are rich in textual content, whether the content is prose to be typeset or any other form of text to be generated programmatically.

Jesse will be using a text editor to create Scribble documents in real-time, and those that are interested can follow along on their laptops. Participation in the hands-on piece of the presentation is not mandatory, however, and you can simply sit back and enjoy the presentation if you prefer :)

Jesse has kindly created this cheat sheet that you can use to get ready for the workshop if you like:

As this is the first meetup of the year, we thought it timely to take some time to reflect on the state of the meetup and where we're going in the future. As Jesse has been such a consistent presence at WTD, we're thrilled to have him help set the tone for the year ahead.


Can't make the meetup in person or know somebody that would like to attend remotely? Use this Google Meet link to attend and participate in the meetup remotely!


Refreshments will be served.


Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meetup. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.
14th Floor in Shopify
14th Floor, 150 Elgin Street · Ottawa, ab
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