DemoCampToronto13, April 24, 2007 6:30pm

We’re still working out the kinks. In a tribute to Whitesnake, here we go again…

  1. Invited: Mike Beltzner Mozilla (15 minutes)
  2. Invited: Betsy Weber TechSmith (15 minutes)
  3. Break (10 minutes)
  4. Demos – 5 minutes each (these should not be sales demos)
    1. Opensource Game Platforms
    2. SneakerPlay
    3. NotSoSo
    4. ViaVol
    5. ProductWiki
    6. Bart G

Just to be very clear. These presentations should not be sales demos. Demonstrators should read: Value to the Audience. I am also going to ask that every presenter create a blog post or page on the wiki that is linked from their sign up that answers the following questions:

  1. Have you attended a previous DemoCamp?
  2. Who are you? Previous experience, what makes you qualified for us to listen to, etc.
  3. What does your product do?
  4. What hard problem, interesting insight, or cool feature will you be demonstrating?
  5. What are you hoping to get out of presenting?
  6. What does the community gain by hearing you present?

Basically, we need to improve the quality. I’m thinking of following the Ignite Seattle model of having all presenters submit a PowerPoint presentation. The point is not necessarily to use PowerPoint at DemoCamp, but to make the slides (and we’d limit the number, say 8 slides) available before the talk to the community (Try using SlideShare or S5).

Engage the audience.

Be awesome!

Photo by Brian Oberkirch

For goodness sake, you have the attention of people in this community for 5 minutes. Make it count. And if I have to sit through a demonstration of a tag cloud or web login form, so help me.

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