Kickstarter Creates “2014: The Year in Review” For The White House

On Thursday (February 12th) Kickstarter’s Nitsuh Abebe unveiled the crowdfunding giant’s latest project, which involves The White House. The platform was reportedly recruited by The White House to create this code for its 2014 Year in Review.

Abebe explained:

“Last December, as 2014 was packing its bags, we received a pretty flattering request from the White House. Their digital office was creating a presentation reviewing the administration’s work over the past year, and they had a favor to ask: would we mind if they built on some code we’d written for our own 2013 ‘Year in Kickstarter?’

Kickstarter 1“We didn’t mind at all, so we hopped on the phone, sorted out what they needed, and bundled up a bit of code for them to use. You can take a look at the results in their ‘2014: The Year in Review‘ — a very handsome presentation, if you ask us!

“Of course, the folks at the White House are far from the only people who can find a use for a nice, all-in-one, full-screen slideshow. And so long as we had the whole thing cleaned up and ready to share, it only seemed right to release the bundle as open-source code. Here goes: you can find the code and documentation on GitHub, right over here.

“Have fun with it! The design has some great features, from the ones that make things simple (it’s mobile-friendly, it’s equipped for sharing, and you can link to individual slides) to the ones that let you get more complex (background color can be controlled for each slide, videos load predictively, and full-screen modal dialogs let you embed pages using iframes).

“The White House, you’ll be happy to hear, sent over a very nice thank-you note. And we can’t say it wasn’t a nice feeling to get to the end of their presentation and see this:”

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Check out the entire slide show here.

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