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Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-07-2012, 04:33 PM
A bunch of you are wrapping up your presentations this week. For the most part, our presenters will go as we have in past expos.

1) Expo presenters will have 20mins with a 5min warning and 5min grace.
2) There will be both VGA and composite hook ups for you to use to present.
3) If you are demonstrating a project which your organization sells, that's fine, but it can't be a sales pitch. Show us an awesome project which are doing with the item instead. (I promise you will sell more of them.)
4) All presenters (you have emailed me already, so I know you are) need to meet with me early Friday morning and we'll setup times. You must be present at that meeting to insure your presentations spot if at all possible.)
5) Presentations should include Propeller based/themed items, but because this is also PEXPO we'll be very lenient.

As always, you do NOT have to be a professional speaker!! Share what excites you about your project!

Any questions, please email me or post them here.

Thanks!

Jeff/OBC

WBA Consulting
04-07-2012, 05:33 PM
OBC, Do you have any open spots left? I am on track to complete my Shackable Scavenger Hunt project and if so, would like to explain it and show it off. It is a propeller/GPS/LCD based scavenger hunt device designed in such a way that a single trip to Radio Shack will get you 100% of the parts. Hence the "shackable" name.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-07-2012, 05:36 PM
@Andrew,

Meet with us Friday morning. We'll make time.

OBC

g3cwi
04-07-2012, 05:41 PM
@OBC - sounds like fun. I wonder if there is anything similar here in north-west England?

Cheers

Richard

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-07-2012, 05:45 PM
@Richard,

Nothing that we have planned at present.. (Although it's been discussed several times, so in the future... who knows.)

There is NOTHING stopping any diehard Propellerhead from creating a show on your side of the pond. I'm just a guy who thought it would be cool if 20-30 propellerheads got together and shared their stuff.. There's no magic involved in doing this. I just create a long list and work my way down to the expo.

OBC

g3cwi
04-07-2012, 06:29 PM
@OBC

Maybe I will have a try. Not sure if there are many Prop users here. Any who would be interested in a gathering (south of Manchester - England) might like to PM me...

Cheers

Richard

Rayman
04-07-2012, 06:44 PM
I might be able to whip up a last minute decent presentation... Wasn't going to, but I might have something interesting...

Haven't paid attention until now... Are presentations being handled differently this time?
Last times it was first come-first serve on a white board... Are we supposed to sign up now?

What day are the presentations? I was thinking the Propeller part of the Expo was just Saturday...

jazzed
04-07-2012, 07:16 PM
4) All presenters (you have emailed me already, so I know you are) need to meet with me early Friday morning and we'll setup times. You must be present at that meeting to insure your presentations spot if at all possible.)


There was a call for speakers?

I need to do a presentation on Propeller-GCC and SimpleIDE.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-07-2012, 08:21 PM
I have two speakers already booked for Saturday, Chip Gracey being one of them.

Most speakers will be presenting Friday. All speakers need to meet with me Friday morning so we can determine who arrived, is actually ready, and coordinate our times.

OBC

jazzed
04-07-2012, 08:47 PM
I have two speakers already booked for Saturday, Chip Gracey being one of them.

Most speakers will be presenting Friday. All speakers need to meet with me Friday morning so we can determine who arrived, is actually ready, and coordinate our times.

OBC


Please specify a time and place Friday morning.

Thanks.
--Steve

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-07-2012, 09:13 PM
I will announce of the speakers. I'm going to play it by ear a little so that the folks running registration will have a chance to get folks in.

OBC

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-09-2012, 04:54 PM
It's that last week before expo!

I've emailed a bunch of you to point you in the direction of this thread for some final guidelines as you are wrapping up your presentations.

I'll ask you to be flexible, as we'll set the time schedule early Friday morning at the show, but those "expo gremlins" will attend with us and throw the times out of whack! If you want to post a status update on your presentation here, feel free to do so, and be "heads-up" Friday morning as I try to locate you to establish the times.

OBC

Ken Gracey
04-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Jeff - please add Invent-O-Doc and myself for a joint presentation of about 20 mins max (including questions) on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

The topic is a design contest for medical training devices, run between Parallax, the US Army's www.tatrc.org and Carnegie Mellon University. Propeller users will want to participate in this one for many reasons.

Thanks,

Ken Gracey

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-09-2012, 05:40 PM
@Ken, You are both on my list for Saturday.

OBC

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-09-2012, 05:43 PM
The hardest presenter position is the "ice breaker", the guy who has to be the first presenter. (After the opening/introduction stuff is out of the way)

The first presenter who posts to this thread agreeing to take the "ice breaker" presentation will receive a small prize from GG

OBC

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SRLM
04-09-2012, 06:59 PM
For those of us who don't want to talk will there be table space to display our projects? Or maybe just space to put up our own table? I plan on having the project and a poster display board so that people can learn even if there's nobody manning the table. Very science fair-ish.

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-09-2012, 07:50 PM
Yes, there is project display space planned! Bring your projects!

Bill Henning
04-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Hi Jeff,

I am working on something that is "impossible" for the propeller to do.. assuming I get it working in time, it might make for a decent talk :)

p.s.

I PM'd Matt 3 weeks ago (I thought he was arranging tables)... I need a table. I am bringing less stuff this year, probably only 1 new board, so I have more time to catch up with y'all!


A bunch of you are wrapping up your presentations this week. For the most part, our presenters will go as we have in past expos.

1) Expo presenters will have 20mins with a 5min warning and 5min grace.
2) There will be both VGA and composite hook ups for you to use to present.
3) If you are demonstrating a project which your organization sells, that's fine, but it can't be a sales pitch. Show us an awesome project which are doing with the item instead. (I promise you will sell more of them.)
4) All presenters (you have emailed me already, so I know you are) need to meet with me early Friday morning and we'll setup times. You must be present at that meeting to insure your presentations spot if at all possible.)
5) Presentations should include Propeller based/themed items, but because this is also PEXPO we'll be very lenient.

As always, you do NOT have to be a professional speaker!! Share what excites you about your project!

Any questions, please email me or post them here.

Thanks!

Jeff/OBC

Lauren Davis
04-10-2012, 03:59 PM
Hi UPEW Group,

We'll have two tables reserved to display projects. If you would like your own table and marketing hasn't heard from you yet, please email me right away and let me know. This morning we need to confirm the number of tables with the company we are ordering them from. Bill, I'll check with Emily Kurze (she's in charge of vendors) to make sure she has a table for you. We're looking forward to seeing all of you at the expo!

Thanks,
Lauren

Lauren Davis
Marketing Manager
Parallax Inc.
ldavis@parallax.com

Publison
04-10-2012, 04:04 PM
Any idea on the availability of a video feed during the presentations for us on the Right Coast? Time schedule ?

Jim

average joe
04-10-2012, 04:16 PM
I'm more than willing to be the ice-breaker. :D I only have about 15 minutes worth of ideas *still trying to finish coding and everything else*

Lauren Davis
04-10-2012, 04:21 PM
Any idea on the availability of a video feed during the presentations for us on the Right Coast? Time schedule ?

Jim

Hi Jim,

There will be a video feed the entire time both days. The link will be http://parallax.adobeconnect.com/expo2012 (http://parallax.adobeconnect.com/expo2012/).

Lauren

EmilyKurze
04-10-2012, 04:22 PM
Any idea on the availability of a video feed during the presentations for us on the Right Coast? Time schedule ?

Jim

There is an adobe connect link that will be live during the show hours Friday 10am-7pm PST and Saturday 9am-5pm PST. Please visit http://www.parallax.com/expo for more info on the live feed link and the event itself.

Publison
04-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Hi Jim,

There will be a video feed the entire time both days. The link will be http://parallax.adobeconnect.com/expo2012 (http://parallax.adobeconnect.com/expo2012/).

Lauren
Thank you Lauren! That's good news!

Jim

Publison
04-10-2012, 04:41 PM
There is an adobe connect link that will be live during the show hours Friday 10am-7pm PST and Saturday 9am-5pm PST. Please visit http://www.parallax.com/expo for more info on the live feed link and the event itself.

Thanks Emily, and welcome to the family!

Those times are great for us on the East coast, not like some webinars that went passed midnight here. :)

Jim

SRLM
04-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Hi UPEW Group,

We'll have two tables reserved to display projects. If you would like your own table and marketing hasn't heard from you yet, please email me right away and let me know. This morning we need to confirm the number of tables with the company we are ordering them from. Bill, I'll check with Emily Kurze (she's in charge of vendors) to make sure she has a table for you. We're looking forward to seeing all of you at the expo!

Thanks,
Lauren

Lauren Davis
Marketing Manager
Parallax Inc.
ldavis@parallax.com

I sent an email. I'd like to request 4 feet of table space to display my project. If this isn't possible then could we bring our own table?

Thanks

Lauren Davis
04-11-2012, 12:13 AM
Hi SRLM,

Yes, we can accomodate. Thanks for letting us know. We will have the space and table available for you.

Lauren

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
04-11-2012, 01:15 AM
@Lauren & @Emily,

Thanks for answering this thread today.. I've been running all over like crazy to tie down the last things needed to be done before I fly in.

OBC

Lauren Davis
04-11-2012, 05:14 AM
Quick update... we're at our max capacity for tables now. If anyone else is interested in table space please feel free to email me but keep in mind you'll probably need to double up. We want to do our best to accommodate everyone but space is limited. We will also have separate space dedicated to displays. Our conference room will be used entirely for a display area and we'll also have a display table within the suite area. The response has been phenomenal this year and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects and a fantastic expo!

Ken Gracey
04-11-2012, 06:11 AM
Feel free to personally thank Lauren.

She's had this whole gig under such organized management it's humbling to watch, and we can't thank her enough.

Ken Gracey

David Betz
04-11-2012, 12:33 PM
Any idea on the availability of a video feed during the presentations for us on the Right Coast? Time schedule ?

Jim
I second that request. I really wanted to make it to UPEW this year but couldn't justify the cost for a weekend trip. I'd love to see the presentations!

Mike G
04-11-2012, 02:19 PM
I'll do the ice breaker.

ChrisCantrell
04-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Hi Jeff! Could you give us details on where and when to find you Friday morning for the presenters'-meeting? I registered long ago for the expo ... do I need to do anything special to register for the unofficial propeller expo? Thanks in advance.

Publison
04-11-2012, 05:46 PM
I'll do the ice breaker.

Do you need an icebreaker, or an ice melter?

http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?138125-Erco-s-Figure-Eight-Challenge&p=1089990#post1089990

P (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?138125-Erco-s-Figure-Eight-Challenge&p=1089990#post1089990)ost #110

Erco should go first :)

Jim