Anatomy of a Camp Talk
Contribution to open source communities comes in many forms - code patches, blog posts, and the life blood of camps and conferences, the talk. Whether the topic is technical, operational, business, or cultural, talks are a great way to teach lessons and learn new skills.
I’ve enjoyed talks as both an audience member and a presenter, and I’ve learned a handful of lessons I’d like to share. These lessons span the full lifecycle of a talk: coming up with the idea, building the talk, giving the talk, and what to do after the talk. Dustin, a former 4th grade LOGO Programming champion, discovered View Source in 1997, and has been making websites ever since. He has a long time obsession with making computer interfaces more human friendly, rather than expecting humans to become more computer friendly.