|Sent on:||Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:21 AM|
Typically 60 people attend any given event. Attendees are highly-educated, tech-savvy developers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and programmers, plus a few other odds-and-ends-type people mixed-in for good company. We do individual introductions at each event so you get a sense of exactly who is in your audience. After your presentations there is time to network.
We would appreciate you providing us with a title and short description of your presentation and brief biographical information (organization and title can suffice for the latter). This will be displayed on our website and best is under a few lines of text. If you have a thumbnail picture or intriguing small graphic we may be able to include that as well.
Each presentation is between 5 and 15 minutes (PowerPoint, live demo, or a combination) plus 5 minutes of Q&A with the group. Sometimes discussion happens during the presentations. We try to contain each segment to less than 20 minutes to make sure everyone has time to mingle and chat and so that we���re completely done by 9:00 pm.
Tips on Presentation Subject-Matter
Ultimately there is leeway as to what you can present, however, members respond best to examples of how and when your technology is used in real life. Try to tell us how your technology/research/app/website/widget relates to Web 2.0 and has to do with mapping, or social networking. If you have an interesting story about how your company or organization came to be, please share that information. If you have a feature that���s in beta and you���d like some feedback or would like to do some light R&D with the group, that���s fine too. Most importantly, members are curious and intelligent and they want to see what makes your approach to your problem unique.