This post is the essence of my first talk presented at the '14 April edition of the budapest.py meetup series. The original intention was to participate in the flash talk competition, however it was extended a little later. Hence, it is more a bitesize appetizer of Markdown and its Python implementation, than a thorough introduction. I briefly explain what Markdown is and is not, what it can be used for. Then, you can read about how the Python implementation is similar and how it differs from the original conversion tool written in Perl. Finally, in a real project, extending and fine tuning how the HTML document is generated is inevitable. We will see into a simple explanation on how the conversion process can be altered to accommodate your special needs.