Preparations have been made, presentations have been
written, and tickets have been ordered.
Talks for OSCON 2005
As mentioned here earlier, I’m doing a talk on Dependency Injection at
OSCON this year. I’ve given the talk twice now for practice (thanks
to both the Cincinnati XP Users
Group and the Cincinnati Java Users
Group for being my guinea pigs). Both practice
runs went fairly well. I rewrote about half the talk between the
first and second trial runs and am much happier with the result. The
hardest part is knowing what not to say, otherwise I could talk for
hours (OSCON presentations are 45 minutes long).
What I haven’t mentioned is that I’ll be giving a second talk there as
well. It seems there was cancellation in the Ruby track and they had
another opening, so the “10 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know
About Ruby” is going to OSCON as well. This should be good, the “10
Things” talk is a fun one to give.
However, I did a practice run on the “10 Things” talk at the
Cincinnati Programmers Guild last week and
the timing was way off. I ended up talking for nearly an hour and
45 minutes. I’m going to have to to some serious cutting and trimming
on that talk to get it into the 45 minute window, actually make that
35 minutes because I would like to leave 10 minutes for questions.
If you are in the Columbus Ohio area and would like to hear yet
another practice run, I’ll be at the Columbus Ruby Brigade on July
19th. It will probably be the dependency injection talk. Time and
location hasn’t been set quite yet, but I’ll announce more when I know
Cincinnatians at OSCON
John Wilger has announced he will be at
OSCON, and Chris Nelson
(Mr. Trails) will be there speaking about his
Trails project (see this java.net
a preview to Chris’s talk). Both John and Chris live within a few
miles of my house, so I officially declare Finneytown to be the
OSCON-off-cite center of the conference. From elsewhere in
Cincinnati, a friend from the Cincinnati Linux Users
Group has mentioned to me that he is also going.
Anyone else planning on going?