Information for HTCondor Week Speakers
Do you want to give a talk?
If you are interested in giving a talk, contact Alan De Smet <email@example.com>.
All HTCondor talks will be on Wednesday, May 1st or Thursday, May 2nd. Most talks are 20 minutes long, including time for questions and answers. We do try hard to keep talks on schedule, so aim for a 15-18 minute presentation.
By April 15th (two weeks before HTCondor Week starts), we would like the final title for your talk.
Talking at HTCondor Week is challenging because there is a diverse audience. It includes system administrators that manage HTCondor pools as well as end-users that are just learning how to use HTCondor. Some people have computer science backgrounds, while others are scientists or managers.
If you are an end-user talking about how you use HTCondor, try to balance the description of your work with the description of how you use HTCondor. If you are a HTCondor system administrator, search for a balance between the nitty gritty details and the big picture of how you use HTCondor.
But above all, don't worry too much about your talk. HTCondor Week attendees are a relaxed crowd that enjoys learning more about HTCondor and how people use it.
Please send your talk at least two hours in advance of your presentation to: Alan De Smet.In order to keep talks moving along smoothly, we would like your presentation several hours in advance of the talk. We will put your talk on the computer being used for presentations, to facilitate smooth transitions between speakers. If you must use your own laptop to project, we will allow it, but we strongly prefer using our computer. (It avoids delays between talks while we work out how to get your computer to display the presentation.)
The presentation computer we provide will have recent versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, OpenOffice, and Adobe Reader installed.
The maximum resolution supported by our projector is 1280×720 (16:9 aspect ratio). If you need to use your own laptop, we only have a VGA input; be sure to bring any adapters you might need.
Meet your moderator
Please meet the moderator for your session (posted on the agenda) at the end of the previous session or shortly before your session begins. You can make sure the moderator knows how to pronounce your name and ask any last-minute questions.
Posting of Talks
Unless you object, we will post your talks on the Paradyn/HTCondor Week 2013 web page. Ideally we will post them before you present, because some listeners like to follow along on their laptop.