David Russell

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GitPitch Presentation Of The Day #6

Learn how GitPitch code-presenting can present more than just code and deliver some surprising presentation features.

This post is the latest in the Presentation of the Day series. This series highlights some of the great work developed within the GitPitch community. You can find a link to earlier posts in this series along with related content on this blog here.

Drum Roll Please…

Without further ado let me introduce the latest GitPitch Presentation of the Day:

[ GitPitch Presentation of the Day ] — Click To Focus

Tip! Once the presentation has focus, press the F key to open the presentation for fullscreen viewing.

This presentation was created by Jeff Cole who can be found here on GitHub. Jeff provides some great guidance for designing clean, maintainable applications in Elixir on the Phoenix framework. As I sometimes like to dabble in Elixir myself I really enjoyed this presentation. Thanks for sharing Jeff!

You can go directly to the GitHub repo for this GitPitch presentation to look over the presentation PITCHME.md markdown and PITCHME.yaml to see exactly how the presentation was created:

Presentation Tips & Tricks!

One of my goals for this Presentation of the Day series is to use each post to highlight some powerful GitPitch features used by today’s featured presentation.

Today I’m going to highlight a novel use of GitPitch code-presenting that is both eye-catching and potentially very useful for all kinds of presentations.

Walking Directory Trees (Without a Leash)

The most typical use case when code-presenting is to step-through beautifully rendered, syntax-highlighted source code from directly within your slideshow.

But GitPitch code-presenting lets you step through any text, not just source code. One interesting use case for presenters is walking a file-system directory structure, or tree.

[ Warning: Not A Real Directory Tree! ]

Directory trees are not always as pretty as this one, so GitPitch gives us a little help to render and step-over directories and files to great effect:

How Does It Work?

You can always check-out the PITCHME.md for today’s featured presentation to see how Jeff created his tree-walking effect. But here is a brief summary of the steps involved:

  1. Execute the tree command-line utility in your terminal to capture the required directory listing as plain text.
  2. Next insert the tree output into a Markdown code-block on any slide, using a text language-hint.
  3. Then add code-presenting syntax to the slide to highlight and step-through any directory or file within the directory-tree structure.

You’re almost done. The final step is to go wow your audience ;-)

Presentations for Everyone on Git.*

Ok, that’s it for today. I hope you were able to take some inspiration or helpful tips from today’s featured presentation.

GitPitch lets you effortlessly craft and share beautiful content about the things you care about. Use it to promote, pitch or present absolutely anything ;)

If you have your own presentation that you think would be a good candidate for GitPitch Presentation of the Day please get in touch.

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