Open Source Spotlight: GitPitch

Our weekly spotlight of a cool project in the open source community that are looking for exposure or assistance. If you’d like your project to be featured, let us know about it.

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Project Spotlight: GitPitch

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This week the spotlight is on GitPitch, the markdown presentation service for everyone on GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket.

Most developers are familiar with the README.md convention on Git. It gives users a fast and convenient way to generate nicely rendered documentation for any project. GitPitch introduces a brand new convention on Git, the PITCHME.md convention. It gives users a fast and convenient way to generate and instantly publish interactive slideshow presentations for any project, service, conference, or meetup.

GitPitch lets you manage slideshow presentations as code. Individual slides, images, styles, logos, etc. can all be managed independently under Git version control. Plus you can reference any source file in your repository and watch it come alive with GitPitch code-presenting.

To get started there is nothing to download. Nothing to install. Just push a PITCHME.md to any repository on GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket and your slideshow presentation is instantly available online for sharing. And with one-click can be taken offline, and even printed to PDF.

This project is actively developed. Great new features are being added all the time including the brand new snap-layouts for slide content. Additional subscription features unlock private repositories and dedicated desktop tools for creating, previewing, and presenting slideshow presentations entirely offline.

If you are already on Git and you have an upcoming conference, meetup, or training course to deliver, now is your chance to get even more out of Git with GitPitch.

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