Conference Presentation Mind Control

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Excerpt

Have you been at a talk which sounded great on paper, but was lackluster in delivery? Have you discovered that some presenters can seem to make *anything* interesting? Do you want to know how to hack audiences to convince them that your talk is *freakin' amazing* even though it's content-challenged? Want to use your conference presentation skills to kickstart your career in world domination?

BYO tinfoil hat.

Description

Have you been at a talk which sounded great on paper, but was lackluster in delivery? Have you discovered that some presenters can seem to make anything interesting? Do you want to know how to hack audiences to convince them that your talk is freakin’ amazing even though it’s content-challenged? Want to use your conference presentation skills to kickstart your career in world domination?

BYO tinfoil hat.

Speaking experience

I've keynoted at OS Days, OS Bridge, OSCON, Linux.conf.au, OSDC, SAGE-AU, and probably some other conferences I can't remember.

http://lanyrd.com/profile/pjf/sessions/

Speaker

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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

    Sessions

      • Title: The Perl Renaissance
      • Track: Chemistry
      • Room: B304
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Join internationally acclaimed speaker and White Camel Award winner Paul Fenwick as we explore some of the most freakin’ amazing developments in the land of Perl!

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick
      • Title: Human Interfaces for Geeks
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 3:454:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        As technical professionals we excel at understanding protocols, standards, file-formats, and APIs. Whenever there is a doubt as to the correct way to do things, one merely needs to read the fine manual or source code.

        Unfortunately the reference manual for humans was lost a long time ago, and the source code is poorly documented. We’ve been struggling with inter-human communication ever since.

        Paul Fenwick will present his findings at reverse-engineering the human communication protocol.

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick