HTCondor Week 2014

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
April 28-30, 2014

OverviewRegistrationLocal ArrangementsMonday, April 28Tuesday, April 29Wednesday, April 30Speaker InformationWatch Online
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Information for HTCondor Week Speakers

Do you want to give a talk?

Thank you very much, we're interested! please contact Alan De Smet <>. The following information will be helpful:

If possible, we ask for your talk's final title by April 14th (two weeks before the conference) to ensure an accurate listing of talks in printed materials.

Talk Schedule

Most technical talks are 20 minutes long, including time for questions and answers. We try to keep talks on schedule, so aim for a 15-18 minute presentation. Talks are scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, April 28th, all-day Tuesday, April 29th, and the morning of Wednesday, April 30th.

Talk Content

HTCondor Week offers 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.

Presentation Computer

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. Using our computer avoids delays between talks while we work out how to get your computer to work with our projector.

The presentation computer we provide will have recent versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, OpenOffice, and a PDF reader installed. For PowerPoint, we recommend embedding your fonts; see the "Embed fonts in this file" option on the save options. We have had problems with OpenOffice fonts in the past: if you aren't using animations consider exporting a PDF, otherwise stick to widely available fonts: Arial, Courier New, and Times New Roman. Unfortunately our remote control does not work with our PDF reader.

Our projector supports 1280×720 (16:9 aspect ratio) and 1024×768 (4:3 aspect ratio).

If you need to use your own laptop, we support VGA and HDMI; be sure to bring any adapters you might need.


Please meet the moderator for your session (posted on the agenda) at the end of the previous session or shortly before your session begins. This is your opportunity to ensure the moderator will correctly pronounce your name during the introduction, and to sort out last-minute questions and issues.

Please send your talk at least two hours in advance of your presentation to: Alan De Smet. Alan will see that slides are on the web site (unless you declined) and on the presentation computer.

A few minutes before you are scheduled to speak, please head to the front left side of the hall. Your moderator will meet you there and will help you get set up with the microphone and show you how to use the remote control.

HTCondor versus Condor

Our software is now called HTCondor. To minimize confusion, we ask that your slides use HTCondor and not Condor.

Posting and Webcasting of Talks

Unless you object, we will post your slides on the HTCondor Week 2014 web page. Ideally we will post them before you present, because some listeners like to follow along on their laptop. We typically post the original format (PowerPoint, Keynote, OpenOffice, etc) and a PDF export. If you do not wish your talk to posted on our web page, please contact Alan De Smet <> as soon as possible.

This year the conference will be publicly webcast, streamed live on the internet. If this is a problem for your talk, please contact Alan De Smet <> as soon as possible.