@media 2006 Presentation | June 18, 2006
Coming up with a presentation topic is tough, as it’s difficult to know exactly what level to pitch for. I prefer doing entertaining or thought provoking talks as they are the ones that usually stand out. However I’ve heard quite a few people complain that they never really learn anything from conferences, so I wanted to do something a little more useful this time. As such, this years talk was on bug hunting.
Bugs are something we all have to deal with on a daily basis, so I hoped it would provoke a modicum of interest. Still, it’s not exactly the sexiest subject in the world, which is probably why my session was only three quarters full. The talk itself went OK, and I had a lot of people come up to me afterwards with questions or comments. However I didn’t get the impression it was a raving success. It could have been the subject matter, the delivery or even the speaker, but despite what people say, I wonder if people really want to hear practical presentations? I know out of all the presentations I saw, it was the inspirational ones enjoyed the most.
Either way, if you came to my session I hope you found it somewhat useful. I promised to post the URL for my notes at the end of the talk, but got so carried away with questions that I forgot. So if you’d like a copy of my presentation notes, you can grab them from www.andybudd.com/atmedia2006/.
Posted at June 18, 2006 9:44 PM