Learning patterns/Information about FOSSASIA participation/attendees Type

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Information about FOSSASIA participation/attendees Type
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problemPrior knowledge about the insights into the audience diversity in a conference can be helpful to the speaker in making and planning one's talk/session/workshop. This pattern summarizes the details for the FOSSASIA conference
solutionFor a conference like FOSSASIA, it's better to not get into lots of technicality - since people are not prepared and not all are from tech background. It's better to rather discuss the idea behind the project.
creatorAnkitashukla
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created on20:09, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
status:DRAFT

What problem does this solve?Edit

Also, some previous research into the type of the audience helped me to customize my talk accordingly. For FOSSASIA, below are the insights into the audience diversity:

  • Not everyone is from a tech background
  • There are various native speakers of several languages
  • The talks have an audience strength of around 40 people on an average
  • The audience has many students too (who are willing to take the opportunity of involving themselves with open source)

What is the solution?Edit

Keeping these points in mind, I had planned on moving ahead with discussing the extension with focus on:

  • basic key idea
  • motivation
  • how was it created
  • challenges faced
  • future work
  • explain steps for installing the extension
  • a slide showing all the links to relevant webpages
  • questions- 2-3 mins

In short, for a conference like FOSSASIA, it's better to not get into lots of technicality - since people are not prepared and not all are from tech background. it's better to rather discuss the idea behind the project.

Things to considerEdit

When to useEdit

FOSSASIA and/or similar conferences

EndorsementsEdit

See alsoEdit

Related patternsEdit

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