Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of Programme


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Feb 27, 2013, 2:26:31 PM (8 years ago)
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Ben Lippmeier
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    2121   * '''Unbaked''': the talk is about someone else's work, a paper you've just read, or an idea you've just come up with or are working on.
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    23 All level of baked-ness are acceptable at FP-Syd, but the talk format needs to be adjusted to suit. As the level of baked-ness decreases, the audience participation must increase, otherwise the audience will be left behind without any clue as to what the speaker is talking about. The usual problem is that the speaker won't know how to present the material, or at what level to pitch it, and they can only determine this by trying to explain it the first time...
     23All level of baked-ness are acceptable at FP-Syd, but the talk format needs to be adjusted to suit. As the level of baked-ness decreases, the audience participation must increase, otherwise the audience will be left behind without any clue as to what the speaker is talking about. The usual problem is that the speaker won't yet know how to present the material, what to focus on, or at what level to pitch it.
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    2525For this reason we have a designated "Talk Jockey" for each presentation, whose explicit role is to ask questions about anything they don't understand. The jockey also tries to judge how well the audience is following the presentation, and can instruct the speaker to slow down, provide more examples, or try to re-explain something they feel the audience has missed. At venues without a jockey this process sometimes happens organically, as the audience will ask their own questions, but at FP-Syd we also designate a specific jockey to ensure it does happen. Research working groups such as [http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/ralf.hinze/WG2.8/ WG2.8] also use this model.
     
    4141 6. The jockey should keep track of the time, and ensure the talk runs for a reasonable length. A reasonable length is enough time to convey the key ideas but not so long that the audience gets bored with it. Further discussion can always be taken to the pub, or continued at the next meeting.
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