Hanselminutes on 9 - In Norway, inside the Speaker's Room
I'm in Norway, speaking at at the Norwegian Developer's Conference. It's a large conference and they've had to hold it inside an indoor soccer stadium as there aren't a lot of large convention centers in Norway.
See if you can get your head around what you're seeing in this pic. They've used curtains to build up a "room" on the bleachers of this part of the stadium. I'm inside that black box, and the people who are overflowing up the bleachers also go all the way down to the bottom. On the outside of the box is projected both a live video of me as well as my projected computer. That acts as an overflow room, and there's people sitting out there also. It's a very clever way to do it, and they've set up six different track rooms, all like this, around the stadium.
Anyway, there's a small speaker's room that we prepare our talks in. I realized that a lot of fun conversations happen in the speaker's room, and it's not fair that the attendees can't enter our "sanctuary." ;) So, I filmed some of it and posted the raw video on Channel 9 under "Hanselminutes on 9."
I captured three conversations so far. To be clear, it's raw, random and silly, but it's representative of the kind of random crap we talk about in the speaker's room. I'd also point out that one speaker just left in the middle because they couldn't get any "friggin'" work done.
Note also that these were all filmed with a Creative Vado HD portable Hi-Def video camera.
Ted Neward and "The Death of the Professional Speaker"
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Scott Bellware and "What Is Productivity"
Enjoy. Or not. ;)