Friday, March 19, 2010

Guidelines to the presenters

  • Try to engage the audience
  • Do not have too much of demos
  • Try to stick to the time
  • Don't make this as an advertisement of your commercial product
  • Explain the lessons learnt
  • Keep watching this space for more ;-)
Lightning talk (15 mins)

The lightning talks are supposed to be X-factor of the event. The idea is not to explain any concept. Rather just awe the audience. Give a cool 5-10 min demo (no slides) and open the floor for questions.

Short talk (30 mins)

Short talk should be kept short :) Don't spend too much time setting up the context or explaining the basics. The audience at Eclipse Day is quite intelligent. Slides are good, demos are not. Since time is limited, decide the scope of the talk accordingly because more you cover more questions audience will have. Do keep 5 to 10 minutes for Q&A.

Long Talk (60 mins)

Long talks are very challenging as you have to keep the audience engaged for good one hour. All that applies to Short Talks applies to Long Talks too. Except that demos are welcome too (only if the topic necessitates). Keep  at least 10 minutes for Q&A.

Feel free to ask if you have any doubts.

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