Give a Great Tech Talk

A session at Open Source Bridge 2010

Tuesday 1st June, 2010

10:00am to 11:45am (PST)

While a terrific presentation may take talent, making a good one is a
matter of science and practice. As generations of Toastmasters have
proved, anyone can do it. Veteran conference presenter Josh Berkus
will go over his tech talk tips in detail in order to help you improve
your presentation skills. Programmer and slide-slinger Ian Dees will
take on the specific topics of showing code to an audience and
composing your slides.

  • How to prepare for a talk
  • Nobody cares about your slides
  • ... but make good ones anyway
  • 7 terrible habits of ineffective presenters
  • Audience interaction 101
  • When your demo crashes
  • Curate your code examples
  • The audience outside the lecture hall

Speakers who are giving talks later in the conference are especially
encouraged to attend.

About the speakers

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Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus: database geek, activist, potter, and cook. bio from Twitter

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Ian Dees

Software utility player / musical barnstormer / accidental cook

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Time 10:00am11:45am PST

Date Tue 1st June 2010

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  • Using JRuby
  • Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby

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