The 2 talks at the July LUV meeting are:
* Ben Powell – GPL BSD WTF? Demystifying Licensing
* Jacinta Richardson – On speaking / On getting your talk accepted
Ben Powell – GPL, BSD, WTF? Demystifying Licensing
So you’ve just finished writing your code-that-will-change-the-world and being the freedom loving pythonista (because all great code is written in python right?) you are, you’ve put it under the GPL. So what have you just done? Is that the right license? What is a license anyway?
This presentation will give a basic overview of licensing for non-lawyers, including some tips on choosing licenses. The presentation won’t go into the intricacies of the specific licenses.
Basic Knowledge required: Preferably none (it’s really designed to be basic)
Ben is not a lawyer (although he does have a law degree), he has a legal background in IT related law and a keen interest in intellectual property law. He will code in python if forced, but cannot guarantee the results.
Jacinta Richardson – On speaking
You’ve been to those talks. The kind where the title first drew your attention, the abstract made you go wow, and you were so excited you took a front seat. Then the speaker went to their first slide and it was so full of text (15 bullet points!) and you just knew they were going to spend the next ten minutes talking about what you’ve just read in two. Worse, being up the front, you can’t easily leave and it’d be rude to pull out your laptop… Don’t be one of those speakers. No matter how technically brilliant your talk, it’s worth nothing at all if you can’t keep your audience interested. This (short) talk will cover a whole bunch of tricks you can use to get your audience’s attention and keep it. Better yet, if you use these ideas there’s a good chance people will remember *what* you spoke about and will attend your future talks as well.
On getting your talk accepted
You could be the best speaker in the world, but that’s no good if you never get up and try. There are numerous opportunities to share your wisdom and gain fame, you just have to take advantage of them. This short talk will give you some feedback on how to make your talk proposal convincing, so you’ll find acceptance more easy.
Jacinta Richardson is managing director of Perl Training Australia, with more than a decade of experience in teaching, software engineering and technical writing. She maintains the very popular Perl Training Australia “Perl Tips” newsletter and course notes, and was a technical editor for Dr Damian Conroy’s /Perl Best Practices/ book. Jacinta has been involved in the organisation of the Australian Open Source Developers’ Conference 2004-2008, linux.conf.au 2008 and the Australian System Administrators conference 2008-2009.
Jacinta is an internationally acclaimed conference speaker, and a regular presenter at Perl Mongers and other technical user groups throughout Australia. Jacinta is passionate about increasing the participation of women in Open Source Software.
In 2008 Jacinta received the prestigious White Camel award for her outstanding contributions to the Perl community. In her spare time Jacinta enjoys scuba diving, cycling, and baking.
Jul 7 2009 19:00
The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, Parkville.
For more information visit http://luv.asn.au/2009/07.