WIND: A HTML5 Presentation Production Tool

By Joseph M. Cychosz1; Tianwei Liu1

1. Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Since the advent of FLASH based presentations, new technological solutions have become available that are designed to support a plurality of devices, including mobile devices. One such technology has been HTML5. The NCN nanoHUB team has developed a HTML5 production tool, WIND, that it uses in the production of online presentations. WIND presentations work with a reference video and a powerpoint file. We have special techniques we use for presentations that are PDF and Keynote based. This talk will present how to use this tool and the techniques it uses.


Joseph Cychosz Joseph Cychosz began his computing career in 1974 at the University of Illinois where he became an electrical engineer by degree, and a programmer by trade, while working with the Control Data computer systems, a system comprising the university's computing center and PLATO system. Upon leaving the University of Illinois, Cychosz went to work for Control Data, where he eventually served as technical liaison between CDC's Supercomputing and CADCAM divisions and various university efforts. One of those efforts evolved into Purdue's NSF funded ERC for Collaborative Manufacturing.

With the founding of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and the NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing in 2002, Cychosz joined these efforts as systems manager and has migrated to production manager for online presentations. His team over the last 10 years have produced in excess of 40 nanotechnology related courses and more than 1500 lectures/seminars for He also serves as site lead for the NCN@Purdue effort and general ombudsman for the other site leads.

Cychosz has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He has published several articles on computer graphics and has authored contributions in the Graphics Gems series. He has chaired various committees for SIGGRAPH and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

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