VPP 2.0 Presentation

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.

cd ~/Desktop/
git clone https://github.com/adamzap/landslide.git
cd landslide
python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install

# At this point you now have the landslide command line utility

cd ~/Desktop/
git clone https://github.com/justinrummel/MacDMV.git
cd MacDMV/VPP-2.0/
landslide slides.md -t themes/light/; open presentation.html

And you are done! You should now be able to see my presentation.

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