Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of Programme


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Feb 27, 2013, 2:28:56 PM (8 years ago)
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Ben Lippmeier
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    2323All 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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    25 For 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.
     25For 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.
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    2727The jockey also has a equally important dual role: they can instruct the speaker to speed up, or to skip over material they feel the audience already understands. FP-Syd talks have no fixed length, but they can't run forever. Having a jockey helps to guide the presentation and ensures that we make good use of the available time.