[Yapc-na-organizers] Lightning Talk technology for YAPC and maybe PPW?

Robert Blackwell robert at robertblackwell.com
Sat Jun 28 07:52:37 PDT 2008

On Jun 28, 2008, at 10:26 AM, Todd Rinaldo wrote:

> Yeah, but the problem is rareley plugging it in is it? I know the
> problem with my dell laptop and others like it is getting it to
> recognize the projector and display properly, which can't be done
> until the last minute.
> I would suggest the real solution might be to require all talks be
> submitted to one laptop and then have someone designated to run that
> laptop. The operator is key for this. This year we tried to centralize
> the laptop, but then switching back and forth made it so you had to
> re-configure the central laptop. Additionally, some people were not
> familiar with how to operate the central laptop.

I really like the idea of a central laptop.  For people who do not  
have a need to use their own computer I think it is a reasonable  
request to have all slides available to be used on a central laptop.   
I am sure some people would still have special needs that would make  
them think they need their own computer.  But this still leaves us in  
need of a solution that would provide a smooth transition between the  
talks with special needs.


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