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Education Presentation Reflections

Great Teachers

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, given certain circumstances I find myself in. And I’ve realized that in all my time at university (I’m entering my 6th year) I’ve had two great professors. The kind that inspire you, the student, with passion. Who explain clearly. The ones who teach the classes that you […]

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My First "Zen" Presentation

I think it went well. It was scary, but once I started talking it was OK. Couple of things I found: I easily remembered what slide was about what, but I didn’t always remember how I wanted to formulate what I was saying. The slides weren’t balanced – some of them were up for longer […]

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Presentation Slides for "Conversation 2.0: Twitter"

I’ve created my slides for my presentation (abstract) following a Presentation Zen (Amazon) approach. So there are basically no words on any of my slides. I’m going to lay them out one by one, with narration. Let me know what you think! I’ve gone for a blank template. I wonder if this is too plain […]

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Democamp 12

Monday was Democamp 12, I heard about it in the morning and managed to get a ticket (someone dropped out). It was really a great evening; I met some really cool people and won a model plane. Events: Betidings and Twegather First up presenting was Betidings. The concept is that you have a calendar of […]

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Organization Presentation Social Networking

15 Tools to make University Easier

Subtitle: Things that Universities should tell you about, but often don’t. I’m in my 6th year at university now, and over the course of it I’ve assembled my suite of tools that maximize my productivity. When I meet people from outside of Computer Science, I’m always amazed that they haven’t heard of so many of […]

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Video Presentations

The class I TA for has to create presentations in Powerpoint using transitions and music. A million miles from Presentation Zen, hey? There are some good examples of stand-alone presentations using transitions and music though – caveat is, stand-alone is an important point. If you tried to present with so much movement behind you, your […]

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Exciting News!

Back in August I submitted a proposal for the Holiday Science Lectures at the University of Ottawa. I blogged about it at the time here. I’m really excited, because it’s been accepted and I will be presenting it this December! 50 word (50 words! How am I supposed to sum it up in 50 words? […]

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A Different Way to Present

There’s a count down in my head for a presentation I need to give in early September. I’ve been thinking about how I want to do it – I need to show I’m serious about what I’m doing and can be trusted. I’d been thinking about a formal document along the same lines as a […]

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Art, Life, and Programming

This December, the University of Ottawa is holding some events to get children (7-10) interested in Engineering and Computer Science. I got the email and was inspired, because this is something I do. My full CV is on my LinkedIn, but suffice to say the past 3 summers I’ve been teaching programming to kids. 2007 […]