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The global epidemic of boring presentations stops here. With Reveal.js, you have access to a powerful presentation platform that runs in your browser, giving you the ability to hack and connect it to almost anything. Want to point and navigate with Leap Motion instead of hunching over your laptop? You can do that. Let your audience cast votes on their cell phones? Absolutely.

Reveal.js is the brainchild of Hakim El-Attab, a Swedish engineer and co-founder of Slides. “Being able to add any HTML content inside of a presentation means you can have content that updates in real time, embed iframes like Tweets and YouTube videos and much more,” he says. “The framework is also easily hackable so that it can be tweaked to anyone’s personal preference.”

When a developer demos their software, especially at a hackathon, it’s best to “do it live.” For longer form presentations, a slide deck is generally the tool of choice, either using Keynote or PowerPoint. Having attended hundreds, if not thousands, of technical talks and hackathon presentations in the past few years, I can tell you […]