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September 21, 2005

OSDC 2005

My proposal to give a presentation at the Open Source Developer's Conference 2005 has been accepted.

I'll be giving a thirty minute high level overview of PythonCard which will mainly be a hands on demonstration. The difference between this conference and others I have presented at is that I've got to write a paper for this one.

The good news here is that because my presentation is going to be a demonstration there's no danger of me writing a document and then just standing up and reading it aloud. What I'll hopefully get round to doing (work project pressures permitting) is writing a two or three page history and description of the project. People can read this before or after the conference and it will stand on it's own two feet (and hopefully be good enough to go on the project web site). The live session then will concentrate on demonstrating the fruits of this work.

Having never done this before is this a good thing? I'm going to use four or five slides in my presentation anyway, but I thought that writing an actual paper as well would be more useful than just submitting the text of my slides.

As ever, suggestions of what to include (or exclude) are very welcome.

Posted by Andy Todd at September 21, 2005 05:58 PM


Good luck, mate. Let us know how it went.

Posted by: Simon Brunning on September 22, 2005 03:40 AM

I wrote a paper last year, submitted it, then put the slides together later. It made for a better presentation because I didn't feel the need to put every little detail onto the slides.

BTW, you don't *have* to write a paper. Plenty of last year's "papers" were just decks of slides.

Good luck! I'm already looking forward to watching the demo.

Posted by: Alan Green on September 23, 2005 03:12 PM

Oh... and the proposal link is broken - it requires a cgpublisher login.

Posted by: Alan Green on September 23, 2005 03:13 PM

Good Luck!

Does it means that the PythonCard project is alive?

Posted by: Andres Collazos on October 3, 2005 03:23 AM