Currently the setup uses Asciidoctor to write content and builds the presentation using Apache Maven and Reveal.JS.

We have prepared everything that it should be pretty simple to get started with creating a new presentation.


  • Java 8 or newer

  • Maven 3.3 or newer

Until we have released the tooling, you will need to build it locally first or the archetype plugin will fail to run. Please read the following chapter on how to do this.

In order to create an empty presentation to start with, please execute the following command:

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeArtifactId=content-archetype -DarchetypeVersion=1.0.0-SNAPSHOT

After choosing groupId, artifactId, version and package there should be a new directory that matches the artifactId that you selected.

Change into this directory and run the following command to build the presentation:

mvn package

After that, there should be a directory target/generated-slides.

If you open the index.html in that directory your presentation should open in the browser.

Building the Apache Training Tooling

Additional requirements:

  • Git

In order to build Apache Training Tooling, please checkout the git repo from:

git clone
cd incubator-training
mvn install

Back to top

Reflow Maven skin by devacfr.