Information for HTCondor Week Speakers
Do you want to give a talk?
Thank you very much, we would love to hear your proposal! Please contact us. The following information will be helpful:
- Your name
- Your institution's name
- A title for your talk. This can be a temporary title or just a topic.
- Are there days and times you are not available to speak?
- A brief abstract (Optional, but recommended, a few sentences is plenty)
If possible, we ask for your talk's final title by May 5th (two weeks before the conference) to ensure an accurate listing of talks in printed materials.
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 all day Wednesday, May 20th; all-day Thursday, May 21st; and the morning of Friday, May 22nd.
Tutorials vary in length. Tutorials are scheduled for all day on Tuesday, May 19th.
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.
Please send your talk to us at least four hours in advance of your presentation.
In order to keep talks moving along smoothly, we would like your presentation several hours in advance of the talk. To facilitate smooth transitions between speakers we will put your talk on the computer being used for presentations 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 is a Macintosh with Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011 (14.4.5), OpenOffice 4.0.1, and Preview 8.0 (PDF reader) installed. For PowerPoint, we recommend embedding your fonts; see the "Embed fonts in the file" option in 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.
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.
Posting of Talks
We will post your slides on the HTCondor Week 2015 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 us as soon as possible.
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 to us at least four hours in advance of your presentation to. We will see that slides are on the web site 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.