To help you prepare a good presentation we've compiled a list of things you need to know and points you may want to consider:
- For those new to public speaking (or even those who are seasoned experts) we recommend checking out Zach Holman's excellent website speaking.io - Zach has created a fantastic resource to help you plan and deliver your talk.
- Help us keep the conference on time by being there at the start of your session - you have five minutes before the posted schedule time for set up, 30 minutes in which to give your talk and five minutes at the end for Q&A. If your talk goes over time we will have to interrupt you to keep the conference on time.
We will provide you with:
- A lectern where you can place your laptop or notes
- One wireless lapel mic and one wireless hand-held mic
- All rooms will only have HDMI connectors. If you need an adapter to output HDMI, please bring it with you. Your slides/notes should be 16:9 ratio at 720p (1280 x 720 pixels).
- A power outlet for your laptop and other devices - please note that any electronic device other than a laptop must be PAT tested and tagged to be allowed at the venue.
- An internet connection is available via WiFi but we recommend not to rely on this for your presentation if you can
Please review the Code of Conduct for the conference - it is important that as a speaker you understand it fully. If there are any aspects of the Code of Conduct that you are unsure about please contact us.
In previous years there have been inappropriate jokes, language that some people have found offensive and images shown to the audience that were not appropriate (including desktop backgrounds). You will be a focus point during your talk and we require you to consider these things and to deliver the very best talk that you can. If in doubt or if you require clarification or advice please contact us.
Technical conferences often have limited time for questions and answers during the talk itself and delegates are often left with their own questions afterwards. We encourage you to make yourself available to people to discuss your talk during the break periods. A perfect opportunity for this is to register for the Kiwi PyCon Dinner where you'll have the freedom to discuss your talk in a comfortable environment without the restrictions of the conference schedule.
We wish you the very best with your presentation and we are here to answer any questions you may have.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org