Emails are going out to speakers and the general information from those is also documented here.
Update your session title and description
As you are working on your talk outline, if you would like to modify your session name or details, please log in and edit the session directly.
Check your day and timeslot
We had some last minute shuffling of sessions. Please double check your day and timeslot.
Use your speaker code to get your ticket
You should have received a speaker code in your email on Feb 16. If you have not already purchased a ticket, please use your speaker code to get your ticket ASAP. We're working to finalize catering and attendance numbers and don't want you to get left out!
As you prepare, please email [email protected] with any general questions. It is common for good speakers to share their presentations with others before they give them — either in the form of slides, slides with notes, or a full run through. If you would like someone to bounce ideas off of, contact Cathy (YesCT).
You can use any presentation program, but we made you a nice Reveal.js template.
Example slides to include
The slide template has a
- title slide,
- speaker slide,
- sprint reminder slide, and
- feedback slide.
Once you clone our GitHub project, you can choose either:
- midcamp.css which is black and white, or
- midcamp-color.css with plain background.
Another option, based on the template from 2014, has more sophisticated styling.
You do not have to use our example styling.
Please keep in mind accessibility issues when organizing your slides:
- Plan to describe images you use if they contain content relevant to the presentation, for people who cannot see them.
- New vocabulary/techy words are nice to have written on slides, especially for those in the audience who are not native English speakers.
- Upload your slides to midcamp.org ahead of time, so that people could use screen readers with it or zoom in to see text on their local machines.
- Keep in mind contrast ratios of text/background colors.
- http://wave.webaim.org/ can be pointed at the raw html and do an evaluation.
If you make a template in another format: PowerPoint, Google presentation, or Keynote, and want to share it with others, please contact us.
Slide template questions?
- IRC: #midcamp
- tweet: @midcamp
- email: [email protected]
- Use github (pull requests and issues).
Speaker and volunteer Thank you dinner Thursday night
Dinner will be Thursday March 19.
You got an email March 10 "You're invited to the MidCamp Volunteer/Speaker Dinner" with a link to RSVP. Please respond by Friday March 13.
Finishing up your slides
Find yourself with too much to say? Don’t want to overload your slides or your audience? You could publish a timely blog post with more details. You can reference the post in your talk and list it as a resource.
Practicing your talk
- TL;DR—Practice your talk in a room by yourself, out loud, from start to finish without stopping. Record it. Listen to it later, and make corrections to your slides or notes while listening to the recording.
- Watch Ze Frank on public speaking. "It’s super helpful, AND makes me smile every time!" -Cathy
- There are some general webinars that were recorded in the past by the Drupal Association that are helpful to watch.
- We are using joind.in to do talk feedback.
- Please claim your talk.
- Please include a link to your joind.in talk in one of your last slides and remind people to give feedback using that link. (On your talk page, you can get a short link like http://joind.in/00000)
Thank you. I know you did so much to help make MidCamp such a success.
Slides and joind.in feedback
Please remember to add your slides and Joind.in link to your session node (either in the body or "Related links" field).
Recordings are in the process of going up on the MidCamp youtube channel.
Recordings should all be up and attached to sessions on 2015.midcamp.org by the end of the week.