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"Tech Presentation Bootcamp" and "HTML5 Slidemaking 101"

6 pm : "Tech Presentation Bootcamp" by Scott Davis

7 pm: Dinner and Networking

7:30 pm: "HTML5 Slidemaking 101" by Scott Davis


"Tech Presentation Bootcamp" 

by Scott Davis

Scott Davis has been giving technical presentations for over 20 years. In this talk, he'll share his (far too) hard-won knowledge of what makes a successful presentation, and tips to be a more successful presenter. 


You'll start by gathering a bunch of random thoughts and keystrokes and transforming them into a coherent narrative -- a Hero's Journey that has a distinct beginning, middle, and end. You'll learn how to switch seamlessly between slideware (code on slides) and live demos -- and how to gracefully recover from demo mishaps along the way. But most importantly, you'll learn how to do less teaching and more story telling. 


"HTML5 Slidemaking 101" 

by Scott Davis

Kick PowerPoint to the curb! Ditch that proprietary (but oh so beautiful!) Keynote. Modern HTML5 browsers now have the power and sophistication to replace these presentation software mainstays. 


In this talk, Scott Davis will show you three different HTML presentation frameworks. We'll start with the tried-and-true warhorse Slidy.js -- a framework developed by the W3C that has been around for nearly a decade and runs on every legacy browser on the planet. Next, we'll use AsciiDoc and Deck.js for a wiki-like slide creation experience. Finally, we'll use Yeoman and Reveal.js to create a fully modern HTML5 web experience that runs on everything from smartphones to tablets, from laptops to desktops, and everything in-between.

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  • Gus S C.

    Brilliant Evening see partial video of Bootcamp at http://youtu.be/V1xbPetz85k

    March 26, 2014

  • Gus S C.

    Best food I ever did eat

    March 26, 2014

  • Dru S.

    Good job due to the circumstances! Sorry I couldn't stay past 9pm. I was hoping to see something more graphic in nature, adapting more progressive animation and effects. A different kind of presentation, I guess.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Tom F.

    Scott revealed his presentation secrets for 20 years of experience.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Tom M.

    Scott - you did a great job of improvising last night. You handled the changed venue and projection system seamlessly. Way to go!

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Dano M.

    Thank you Scott for the well done and very informative presentations! Future audience's will thank you, if I ever find myself in front of a group of people.

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • Dano M.

      I forgot to ask, are these slides shared somewhere?

      1 · March 25, 2014

  • Tom F.

    Special thanks to the Casselman's who help us out. Scott did a masterful job demonstating all his secrets from 20 years of experience about the anatomy of a presentation.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • John B.

    Great improvising tonight considering the venue troubles.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Jake G.

    Excellent talk on technical presentations! Sorry I couldn't stay for the HTML5 presentations talk too. Sorry to see Casselman's close though.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Shannan W.

    Can anyone tell me the top education centers to learn html locally? Thanks

    March 12, 2014

    • Jake G.

      If you're looking for a physical location, it can be pretty hit or miss. A good rule of thumb is to avoid any class that uses dreamweaver. The intro to web development courses that require a plain text editor are the best way to go IMHO. You'll be able to tell what's wrong when things don't work the first time,... and things never work the first time.

      Teamtreehouse is probably a better place to start for the money at that level though.

      March 24, 2014

    • Scott B.

      1 · March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am extremely bummed that I won't be able to make it to this one as I'll be out of town. A recording would be VERY MUCH appreciated. :-)

    1 · February 19, 2014

    • Paul T.

      I definitely second the idea of a recording. I'm living out in Boulder now, so it'll be a little rough making it out there.

      March 14, 2014

  • Craig

    Seems like a decent collection of public speaking tips: http://speaking.io/

    February 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I figure it can't hurt.

      February 19, 2014

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