Based on my experiences helping on the Software Freedom Day Melbourne team for several years, and the successful BarCampGeelong, I responded to linux.conf.au’s Call for Papers (CfP) with an outline of a talk around running outstanding events in the free and open source software community. The aim was to provide the skills, resources and techniques that budding organisers would require in order to manage a successful event. Fortunately, the CfP was accepted and as well as being part of the Core Team for linux.conf.au 2012, I had an extra action item – preparing an awesome presentation!
After delivering the presentation (link to video below), I received lots of constructive feedback. In particular, Karen Sandler, one of our keynotes for linux.conf.au, let me know that she doesn’t use the camera on her smartphone – because it uses proprietary software. Of course, this meant that all the QR codes I’d included in the slides were effectively useless! So, the slide deck below has been updated with printed URLs.
One of the more positive pieces of feedback received was around the fact I produced and printed a transcript for the presentation so hearing impaired people at the presentation could have a more equivalent experience.
- Slide deck done in Inkscape and Sozi (SVG, 25Mb – this will take a while to load. View in SVG compliant browser such as Firefox)
- Video of presentation at linux.conf.au 2012 (Youtube video, approx 44 minutes)
- best-event-transcript-16Jan12 (ODT Open Office text format, 25Kb)
- best-event-transcript-16Jan12 (DOC Microsoft Word, 77Kb)