Markdown-to-Presentation In Just 60 Seconds

Today’s post is a very short tutorial that will take you through creating a simple GitPitch presentation in 60 seconds.

At the end of this tutorial you will end up with a presentation that looks just like the presentation shown here. You can click on the image to see the sample presentation live in your browser window:

[GitPitch Presentation] — In 60 Seconds Tutorial — Click To View

Ok, so let’s get started.

Step 1. Create a Git Repository

The only thing you need for this short tutorial is an account on GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Gitea, or Gogs and a single git repository. If you already have an existing repository you can use it. Otherwise, go ahead and create a new repository.

Step 2. Create a PITCHME.md Markdown File

Using your preferred text editor create a new file called PITCHME.md in the root directory of your Git repository.

Step 3. Add Slideshow Presentation Content

All you need to do now is add some content for your presentation to your PITCHME.md file. Here’s some sample presentation Markdown to get you up and running quickly:

# Flux 

An application architecture for React

---

### Flux Design

- Dispatcher: Manages Data Flow
- Stores: Handle State & Logic
- Views: Render Data via React

---

![Flux Explained](https://facebook.github.io/flux/img/flux-simple-f8-diagram-explained-1300w.png)

Those 3-dashes that appear in the Markdown are called GitPitch slide delimiters. Delimiters tell GitPitch that you want to break the content across consecutive slides in your presentation slideshow. For this sample presentation we will have just 3 slides.

Step 4. Git Commit And Push PITCHME.md

Using your preferred Git tool or the command line, commit and push your new PITCHME.md. On the command line that should look something like this:

> git add -A
> git commit -m "GitPitch presentation in 60 seconds."
> git push

Step 5. Enjoy!

Your new GitPitch presentation is immediately ready for you to view, share, or present online or offline at the following URL:

https://gitpitch.com/your-user-name/your-repo-name/your-repo-branch

If your repository is not on GitHub (the default service on GitPitch.com) you can use the Git Services menu to generate the correct URL for your presentation.

Presentation Tips & Tricks!

Now is a great time to experiment with the Theme Switcher found in the bottom-left corner of every GitPitch presentation:

GitPitch Presentation Theme Switcher

Try switching themes and see how each new theme can have a dramatic effect on the look-and-feel of your GitPitch presentation. GitPitch themes are just one of many features you can use to really make your presentations pop!

60 Seconds Later!

That wraps things up for this very short tutorial. I hope you followed along and enjoyed creating your own GitPitch presentation using nothing more than Markdown and some basic Git commands. Now you know it’s true. GitPitch makes it very, very easy to get the word out about the things you care about ;)

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