DjangoCon Europe, 2nd to 7th June 2015, in Cardiff, Wales. 6 days of talks, tutorials and code.

Information for speakers

We want you to enjoy giving your talk at DjangoCon, so here’s some advice and information to help.

About your talk

During a break before your talk, a volunteer session chair (all volunteers will be wearing blue lanyards) will introduce themselves to you.

If by the break before you talk no-one has, please find any volunteer and mention this.

Please tell the session chair how you’d like to be introduced (for example, by mentioning the name of your company, or something you’ve been involved in or have created). You’ll need to do this in good time before your talk, of course.

If there’s anything at all you need, just ask the session chair or any volunteer.

Open day talks

  • projector connection and resolution: VGA, 1024x768
  • you’ll be using a fixed lectern microphone
  • talk time: 20 minutes including audience questions
  • audience: up to 200 or so people

Talks Monday-Wednesday

  • projector and resolution: VGA, 1600x1200
  • talk time: 20 minutes including audience questions, or 45 minutes including questions
  • you’ll be using a wireless lapel microphone
  • audience: up to 370 or so people

Workshops Sunday, Thursday, Friday

  • projector connection and resolution: VGA, 1024x768

Advice

Your presentation

High-contrast, large text is better in slides, and it’s best to keep important detail away from the edges.

Please tell us, in advance by email, if you need to play sound through the PA system or if you have any other requirements.

Make sure you have a VGA connector for your laptop.

Please be aware that the code of conduct applies to your talk and slides.

You

Have a bottle of water with you.

You may be nervous, but you’ll be in front of the friendliest audience any speaker could wish to face. You’ll receive respectful questions afterwards from people who are interested in what you have to say.

Don’t worry about getting things wrong or showing yourself up. If you have made a mistake that needs to be corrected, people in the audience are much more likely to approach you afterwards in private to help you fix it than they are to pointing it out publicly, for example.

During your talk, keep an eye on the session chair, who will show timing cards towards the end.