Preparing for DUX

Jared Spool

October 31st, 2005

Josh & I had a paper accepted at DUX 2005, which I’ll be presenting in a whopping 5-minute time slot at the conference. If you’re going to be there, look for me at one of the many, many social events that this conference has scheduled. (I’m surprised they had time for the sessions.)

If you’re not going, stay tuned as we’ll have the paper available on the site shortly.

2 Responses to “Preparing for DUX”

  1. Steve Portigal Says:

    5 minutes? Wow, at least we had 10 minutes at DUX03. This year I have a poster session, which I’ve frankly never done. Frustrating for me was that it meant considerable expense to prepare in contrast to whipping together a 5 minute PPT, or even not. I had to create a tangible artifact. I had to engage the services of a designer to create that artifact and I had to pay $100+ to have it printed.

    And having never gone through the conference poster session process myself, I’m not sure that it’s the “right” artifact to have a meaningful exchange with people…we shall see, I guess.

  2. Jared Spool Says:

    So far, “whipping together a 5-minute PPT” has taken about 4 hours and I’m about a third of the way done.

    Because I’m wholly incapable of even introducing myself in less than 8 minutes I’m doing something I haven’t done in years — resorting to a written script. I’ve written the script, but in my rehearsals, I’m still at 6m20s, so I have to find 1m20s to cut out.

    Then I start with the process of creating the visuals, of which I expect there to be 20-30. I think I’ll have it done by the time I get off of my 6 hour plane flight on Wednesday. (If not, there’s always Thursday to continue working on it.)

    My 90-minute presentations are just *so* much easier…

    I look forward to seeing you there.

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