Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2011 about Tutorials and Presentations on Tuesday 21st June

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  • Give a Great Tech Talk

    by Josh Berkus and Ian Dees

    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.

    At 1:30pm to 3:15pm, Tuesday 21st June