[Baypiggies] draft of pycon talk

Aaron Maxwell amax at redsymbol.net
Wed Mar 25 20:46:30 CET 2009

Thanks Aahz - these are good points.

Actually I do probably have time to make some of these changes.


On Wednesday 25 March 2009 11:55:27 Aahz wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009, Aaron Maxwell wrote:
> > I'm presenting at Pycon this year, about "Building an Automated QA
> > Infrastructure using Open-Source Python Tools":
> > http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/schedule/event/22/
> >
> > If anyone has some spare cycles and would like to help me with some
> > feedback, I have a draft which I would sincerely appreciate comments
> > on:
> >
> > http://redsymbol.net/media/pycon-draft/pres1.odp
> You probably don't have time to fix this, but for future reference, your
> slides are a bit text-heavy (you should have less text per slide).  One
> way to do this is to use shorthand English as bullet points -- remember
> that you should be using the slides to support your talk, the slides
> should not *be* the talk.
> For example, change "Execute the installer in a clean environment" to
> "Execute installer in clean environment".
> Another example: I suggest separating "language agnostic, VC agnostic,
> and bug-tracking system agnostic" into bullet points:
> * language agnostic
> * version control agnostic
> * bug-tracking system agnostic
> (You'll notice that I also expanded the abbreviation; if you must use an
> abbreviation, I suggest "VCS" as the standard version.)
> You could probably split some of your slides into multiple slides.
> Generally speaking, each slide should represent about a minute of speech.
> See also
> http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/helpforspeakers/

Aaron Maxwell

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