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Monday June 30, 2008
08:47 PM

Speaker Mentor Program:Slideware

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For the upcoming Pittsburgh Perl Workshop in Oct and YAPC::NA 2009 I want to offer a speaker mentor program.

I really don't know how I am going to do this just yet, but one thing I know is, I will need is slideware suggestions for potential speakers.

What do people like and why do they like it? This is asked from the perspective of the speaker and as an audience member.

Wikipedia has not let me down it does give me a decent start but I would like to see what the Perl community has experienced.

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  • I've put together quite a few presentations as HTML slides using a script I wrote that you can download from here [pm.org]. The notes.txt files should get you going but feel free to email me any questions. The themes directory contains some short sample presentations to demo a range of different slide layouts. There's a snippet of JavaScript that allows you to hit space to advance to the next slide so you don't have to fumble around with you mouse clicking on the arrows.

    I wrote an article about this system in a r

    • I've been using S5 [meyerweb.com] for a while now and I generally like the authoring workflow, especially with PPI::HTML to do code colorization. S5 is supposed to be resolution independent. However, I got bitten badly at YAPC::NA 2008 [chrisdolan.net] where I planned for 1024x768 but got 800x600, and lost the bottom and right of every slide. Luckily, I had generous margins so the talk was not a disaster. In retrospect, I should have just altered the text size with the browser's text zoom, but my brain skipped over that solution at th