Just finished my presentation at the Internet @ Schools East conference and a number of people asked me to put the slides up for viewing so here they are. Be warned that it’s a 4MB file, so it may take some time to load up.
All in all I think it went pretty well. I’m guessing there were about a 100 people in the room, about three had their own sites, and it seemed like most understood both blogs and RSS well enough at the end. It is, however, a lot to throw at people in just an hour. (If you were in the audience and want to leave a comment, just click here to join the site and then come back and click comment under this post. All feedback welcomed!)
I got a chance to meet with David Carter-Tod who was a real help to me when I first started poking around with blogs and such, and I’m hoping to meet up with him and some other bloggers later tonight. That’s always the best part of these conferences anyway. And I’m about to take in a series of Weblog and RSS presentations including Jenny‘s dedicated to RSS alone. Should be pretty interesting.
Just one story: I was sitting in the lobby after my presentation listening (ok…eavesdropping) to a conversation one of the other conference speakers was having about a panel he was on, and he started mentioning RSS. I guess at one point, his panel had been talking about RSS for about 20 minutes when someone in the audience asked “Can someone please tell me just what that is?” A number of people applauded. This still must seem like Greek to most…
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