Inspiration

PowerPoint presentation used in classroom lack context which hinders learning and retention.

What it does

We created an alternative to PowerPoint presentations, where we retain the slides, but we add a sunburst charts to provide a hierarchy and visual aid.

How we built it

We used an open source implementation of a Sunburst chart. Using that as a base, we added slides to the JSON structure and created a UI to show the beautiful slides

Challenges we ran into

We ran to a lot of challenges. Most of the teammates are not web guys and we had a difficulty getting started with trivial stuff.

Accomplishments that we are proud of

  • Being able to get the UI up and running
  • Even proud moment was when the VisualSlideShow demo looked exactly what we wanted it to look like.
  • Sleeping at 6 am and getting up back at 7 am.

What we learned

A lot.

  • Using Atom(coming from vim and Eclipse)
  • D3 library
  • Plugging all of the different technologies together

What's next for VisualSlideShow

This being the first time we start working on this, there's a log we have on our mind.

  • We are looking forward to creating a website for posting VisualSlideShow presentations to the public.
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