2. Presentation insights from science competitions
On community.lifehack.org: presentation tips from a science fair competitor. Makes me wish I'd gotten into the science fair circuit!
I've given many presentations on topics like wearable computing, embedded computing, Linux in education, and personal information management. I used to think, "Oh no, they want me to talk about wearable computing again?!" Then I realized that the more I talked about something, the more comfortable I became with the topic, and the more I could connect with a large audience. I started telling stories and showing comics, and presenting became tons of fun.
I think I should hook up with a few other Toastmasters clubs so that I can give the same speech to many different audiences. It's good practice for me, and a whole lot of fun.
1. Bluepoint road tour
Last Friday (December 5, 2003), I joined the Bluepoint Road Tour to talk about Linux in the academe (SXI). I shared my experiences with Linux as a student and as a teacher, and I also showed how it makes sense from the administrator's point of view. It was tons of fun, particularly fielding questions during the open forum! =)
Dominique went out of his way to escort me from Ateneo to Lyceum - I'd literally have been lost without him. Karma++. <grin> That made him a little late for his keynote speech (whoops!), but Magie covered for him by extending her talk for 15 minutes more. He talked about IBM and Linux.
I finally got to meet Eddie Salonga. I knew him from BBSing, but hadn't met him until then. His parents joined us for dinner at Oody's in Greenbelt; apparently, his dad is a senator. (Nice guy; smiles a lot!)