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Presentation FAQ

We'd love to hear you present to the New York Web Standards Meetup! Please review the FAQ below and email Jeffrey Barke your name and topic.

Do you have any preferences or requirements regarding the presentation?

No preferences or requirements--other than it be good ;)

But seriously, there are no preferences or requirements. Whatever is necessary to make your presentation effective.

Will you be providing internet connection and computer?

We have an internet connection. If you need a computer, you can use my laptop (an underpowered Toshiba running Windows Vista). If you want to use my computer, please let me know ahead of time what programs you'll need.

We also have a variety of dongles for the Mac user.

How do you usually schedule these events? Do you allot significant time for the Q&A session?

The meetup starts at 7. There's usually 15 minutes or so of announcements, etc. At approx 7:15 the presentation begins. In general, presentations have been between 30 minutes to an hour. If 30 minutes long (7:45), there's usually 30 minutes alloted for questions (8:15), then 15 minutes of chit-chat and we're out by 8:30.

If the presentation lasts an hour (8:15), there's 15 minutes for questions (unless the audience is really into it, then it can longer) followed by 15 minutes of chit-chat, and we're out by 8:45 or so.

Regarding length, I think it's best to be prepared, but to gauge the crowd and go from there. I've cut presentations of my own short and dragged some out depending on audience reaction.

Do you prefer straight slideshows or hands-on labs?

No preference regarding slideshows vs. labs; whatever works best for the topic.

Historically, most presentations have been slideshows/demos, though. If we do a lab (and I'm pro), we'll definitely want to let people know what software/system requirements there are.

I'm going to publish my presentation using BY-SA CC License, please let me know if you have any troubles with this.


We prefer that presentations get published, but we have no license preference (well, actually I prefer the BY-SA CC license myself!), whatever the presenter feels comfortable with.

We're willing to host the presentation on theMech blog, co-publish on theMech blog or simply link to the presentation on theMech blog. Again, whatever the presenter prefers.

If you have any other questions or think this page is missing an important point, please contact me.

Jeffrey Barke

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