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#1 Sergio Tapia  Icon User is offline

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Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:22 AM

So I found out last week that next 8th my Uni is going to organize a wide conference for the entire university. I was invited as a guest speaker if I so choose to participate and I would really like to.

It'll give me a chance to practice speaking in large crowds 2000+ and also a chance to put my name out there for future employers and fellow students.

The only requirement is that it must be a Microsoft technology related subject.

Do you guys have any ideas?

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Re: Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:25 AM

C# - .Net 3.5 vs .Net 4? Just a thought... its not easy to think of conference subjects when you've got so much possible scope to cover.

Congratz on being invited as a speaker though :) Sure you'll do great.
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Re: Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:07 AM

WPF
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Re: Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:30 PM

Talking about Mono projects and it's approaches is a good thing too, also talk about the Windows Phone 7 and the new mobile technology's that are getting on the market, as the iPhone, Android and the WebOS(that was bought by HP when they bought the Palm Corp).

I'm sure that you will do a great presentation. Good luck! :)
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Re: Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

Moved to Corner Cubical (so your replies stay on track and professional)
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Re: Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:23 PM

Step 1: Assess the technical knowledge and competence of your audience. If you give a talk on WPF, and the vast majority of your audience is not .NET developers, the topic is going to involve introducing a lot of background material, which may not be interesting.

Pick something that nearly all of your audience can understand from the beginning. If you know that your audience is going to be selective (for example, if you indicate the topic beforehand, and only interested people show up), you can pick topics that demand greater background knowledge.

You want us to give ideas, but what you need to do is evaluate yourself and your audience, and the time you have to prepare a presentation. None of this information is available to us, and that evaluation is really part of your efforts...
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Re: Need ideas for my very first conference - I'm giving it!

Posted 29 May 2010 - 01:11 PM

ASP.Net is getting some market today too. ;)
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