Yesterday I was able to present to the local DC, VA, MD Mac User Group MacDMV on VPP. I felt it was a great success for our first knowledge focus event, and glad things are now in-gear. As I mentioned during my presentation, I’ve uploaded my slides to GitHUB so you can download the Markdown source.
Yes… Markdown slides!
I wanted to do something a little different than Keynote (and no PowerPoint is not an option). I didn’t want Keynote as I wanted to share my information for everyone, not just Mac users who happen to have Keynote installed on their machine. I could have done PDF, but if other’s wanted to copy/paste… again it’s not as easy if you are not using a Mac. With my enjoyment of using Markdown as a note taking tool (along as the blog posts for this site), I wanted to find something that would parse Markdown syntax and make it a “presentation”. I found landslide.
The README file explains landslide’s features pretty well. What I want to jot down is a quick step-by-step to get my presentation from markdown to your machine in the way everyone else was able to see it on Wednesday night.
And you are done! You should now be able to see my presentation.