I just finished my presentation at Think Vitamin’s jQuery Online Conference and it was such a great experience. This is the first BIG virtual conference I’ve presented at and it ran smooth as silk. I really have to hand it to the Carsonified team; they have their act together. :)
The big takeaways:
- Online conferences rock! No travel == less expenses.
- The technology is good enough to be able to do this and WebEx is awesome.
- Carsonified’s got this down. While some tech problems are expected, they’ve really got the process working well.
The only downside, from a speaker perspective, is that you really can’t see how your audience is reacting. That’s tough because sometimes, you’re able to adjust according to your audience’s feedback. If there’s dead silence, you know you need to bring them back. If they’re engaged, you know you’re on track. In a virtual conference, you can’t gauge that so it’s tough.
Lots of folks have asked for the code for the Twitter demo that I did. You can now download that below:
I want to thank everyone for attending and for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I also want to thank Carsonified for giving me the opportunity to speak at a great event.