OK, so Linked-In just sent me an email that pretty much matched Mr. Mamechenkov’s post:
So, I’m rightly agitated. I understand that LinkedIn is cutting edge technology, but changing a public facing API and giving the public a grand total of 5 minutes to change from the deprecated code before the stuff stops working? Not exactly professional guys. I know you told folks that you’d be redesigning the pages, but that’s not the same.
Also, I’m in the same place that was mentioned in this article. My hosted GitHub projects were being shared on LinkedIn, giving a pretty decent cross-section of my abilities as a developer. This is pretty much the only reason I even have a LinkedIn account. I was able to create a link to it in the “My webpages” section, but that’s not exactly the same.
Luckily, I was able to find a plugin that posts my new stuff via the JetPack tools for reposting my WordPress publications. We’ll see if that works.
Update (12/11/2012 2:50pm): The Jetpack plugin seems to be working with the WordPress publications. It’s not formatted very nicely in the LinkedIn output, but it works. Looks like they are trying to be more like facebook and have a running timeline.
OK, anyone who has to push newer technology has had to do one or more of these. A presentation on something that a million others have done already. Well, I just went through intensive training with the folks that work at GitHub, so who knows, maybe I’m bringing a little something new to a presentation. Except my company didn’t give me tons of time to flush it out. I digress…
Anyways, for anyone I know, it might be helpful. Feel free to modify it. I also have the code out there in war form so you can download, modify, and quick deploy wherever you want. The code is located here. Technically, it’s two demos, each running about an hour to present. There’s some nice customizations in there for all of you regular Git users though. Also, if you want to see it, feel free to check the Demo out on this website, as this site is what I used for my demo platform anyways.
Check it out: GitDemo
Also, something that my buddy noticed is that with any presentation anyone gives, you usually have notes to read from. These are really helpful if you are the presenter and you need help remembering (that would be me) or for those viewing after the presentation has happened. This is standard in a presentation tool like PowerPoint or Keynote. I took some of the code that he wrote and modified it to be a bit less intrusive to the library, which follows a more Aspect Oriented approach. So, if you ever need to use notes with your ImpressJs presentation, please feel free to use/modify the ImpressNotes project. I still want to add a timer to it too, so I’ll probably tinker with it some more.
*Obviously, you’re going to still have to be a developer to use this, vs Prezi, which you can be non-technical. So don’t get me wrong. Not knocking Prezi.