April Agile Round Table – Pecha-Kucha Style

It was a dark and stormy night and the evacuations sirens blared during the Agile Round Table meeting on April 1st. No, it’s not an April Fools joke.

If you’ve read this blog you know how much value I see in this group.  Tonight we spent an hour introducing ourselves, and the introduction time was as or more valuable than the content of many of the other groups I write about.

Then it was David Bowman’s turn to show us what PowerPoint is all about. Leave it to the marketing guy to break all the rules 🙂 Pecha-Kucha style is 20 slides in 6 minutes and 20 seconds. So David goes 15 minutes! You go David! Disclaimer: I work with David – he’s awesome.  I love that we can make fun of our own company 🙂

(about 9 mins)

(and the other 6 😉 )

Next up is Edward Summerfield going into the deepest depths of PHP in 6 minutes 🙂

Doug Alcorn follows with a talk on the Google Maps API and ScrumAlliance.com

And, no, this guy was not in attendance, but this is one of my favorite PowerPoint presentations ever. I thought y’all might like to see it.

Andy

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~ by Andy on April 14, 2008.

3 Responses to “April Agile Round Table – Pecha-Kucha Style”

  1. Thanks for the post and the videos. Sorry I wasn’t able to make the meeting. Several of us presenting at the Central Ohio Day of .NET this weekend are taking inspiration from Presentation Zen and Beyond Bullet Points for our presentations, so hopefully there will be fewer bullet points in our future.

  2. Andy,

    Thank you so much for asking me to speak. It was a lot of fun. Sorry about bending the rules of the format, but hopefully everyone enjoyed the presentation. I will work on trimming it down a little for the next go around. It really was a pleasure presenting, and meeting the great people at the Agile Roundtable.

  3. David, you’re great! The Agile Round Table is one of the environments where they’d invite the marketing guy because of the value in a different perspective and some new ideas. Thanks for coming.

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