Thanks for volunteering to speak at Analyze Boulder! Presenters are the core of our events - the quality of the talks is what makes them cool. Ideal presentations are upbeat, fun, rapid-fire, funny, and succinct. The audience should be immediately psyched about what you found or did, regardless of technical knowledge or experience.
We’ll contact you if your proposal fits the guidelines below, and we highly recommend attending an event before presenting.
Your presentation SHOULD:
1. be explicitly focused on data and adventures with it (visualization, results, technology, insights…);
2. contain ~10-15 slides, 90% of which is geared to a general & varied audience (no code!!);
3. be NO MORE than 5 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes Q&A;
4. be exciting, upbeat, and rapid-fire;
5. provide at least one “aha” moment (“I didn’t know you could do that!,” for example)
Your presentation SHOULD NOT:
1. contain any pitching, selling or recruiting - keep info about you/your company to 1 slide;
2. start with a long introduction - dive right in and let the data do the talking!
After your proposal is accepted:
- Please send slides to email@example.com the week prior to the meetup.
- Please arrive at 5:30 to the meetup for a quick briefing.
- You may use your own machine or ours, just let us know which.
Tips, Tricks, and Resources for 5-minute talks:
- Use *at least* 30 point font on slides, with larger titles. Focus on highlighting one main point per slide with large font and/or images/charts.
- Avoid putting important content in the bottom ~15% of each slide, as it's hard for audience members in the back to see. Move charts up so axes/labels aren't at the very bottom.
- Watch past presentations on the Analyze Boulder YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2eHNTUj
- Read Analyze Boulder Tips for 5-Minute Presentations: http://bit.ly/2emioym
Finally, THANK YOU for offering to present.
- The Analyze Boulder Team
Website or Blog
Please give a 2-4 sentence overview of what your talk is about.
What “aha” moment will your audience have?
Have you attended an Analyze Boulder meetup before?
Yep, I've been to several
I've gone once
I have never been
Are you prepared to present at the next upcoming Meetup or a future date?
I'm ready! The next Meetup.
Not quite ready. A future date.
Are you ok with your talk being videotaped?
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