Puppet talkPublished on 10/2/2013 2 min read
Here are the slides from a presentation on Puppet I gave at the Software Alliance Wales (opens new window) lightning lunch on 27th September 2013: https://speakerdeck.com/spikeheap/our-experience-with-puppet (opens new window).
# Aside: making simple presentations
The source for those slides is available here (opens new window).
If you need to build a simple presentation I'd definitely recommend Reveal.js (opens new window). There are a good number of open-source presentation engines emerging now, and it's great to see open tools (finally) competing with Keynote/Powerpoint for simplicity. For simple presentations it blows them out of the water.
If you want something swanky or want an open-source competitor to Prezi (opens new window) check out http://bartaz.github.io/impress.js/#/bored. It's amazing, but was a little too heavy for the presentation at the top of this post!
My requirements were pretty simple: the day before the lightning talk I needed to drop some code examples onto a couple of slides to demonstrate the Puppet syntax. I don't have Keynote, LibreOffice or Powerpoint installed on my iMac. I also didn't want to have to take my laptop to the talk.
I really enjoyed throwing the slides together because this process separates the content from the style, so you just get on with making things more interesting.