so, here it is: The video of my 3-minute Elevator Pitch at FOTB09, courtesy of Peter Elst, my SQLitewrapper “partner-in-crime”:
Thank you for filming this Peter!
Apart from the fact that the top and bottom edges were chopped off my slides, all went smoothly.
Our first rehearsal on Sunday wasn’t quite so smooth. Bear in mind that this session involved 20 speakers, all with their own laptops, and add in audio and microphone-swapping and you’re faced with a real logistics challenge. We found that nearly every laptop (some windows, some macs) needed adjustments to match the resolution to that of the lovely 16:9 projector on the stage in the Brighton Dome. Mine didn’t want to talk to the projector at all at first, until about 20 minutes’ worth of power had been pumped into it.
Monday evening’s rehearsal was another story: an initial logistics talk-through and then we worked through all of the presentations, including microphone-swaps and all. Around 5-10 minutes longer than the session needed to be, this set us up for Tuesday.
08:45 on Tuesday and we were all ready, lined up on our 20 chairs behind stage and ready to go…
The rest is history, as they say
Thanks again to John Davey (@FOTB ) for the opportunity and to the audience for their support, despite tearing themselves away from their beds after Monday’s party
A special announcement for those of you who are going to be in Brighton from Monday (or even Sunday) for Flash on the Beach:
During my 3 minute “Elevator Pitch” somewhere between 09:00 and 10:00 on Tuesday morning you will be able to see an exclusive “Flash on the Beach” Preview of new and exciting functionality which really does take SQLite into the big league. My session title, “SQLite goes Heavyweight”, says it all… To find out more, however, you’ll have to be there.
Don’t want to spoil the surprise, do we?
The session itself promises to be really exciting, with myself and 19 others all doing our best to thrill and entertain for 3 minutes each. Don’t miss it – it’ll be a great start to Tuesday, whether everything works or not!!
Looking forward to seeing you there. For more information about the session and who else is speaking, click here…
Until then, have a great weekend.
posted by robert | filed under design
Mayari, alias Tanja Burgdorfer, is a talented young Swiss Designer who creates some fabulous and useful items from the sort of things a lot of people throw away – and commit to landfill without realising it.
Now she’s created a really cool set of 22 card holders with a very special pattern: The pattern was printed with the remaining ink left in her printer’s yellow ink cartridge after the printer had protested that the cartridges should be changed. That’s what I call saving ink – save it from the bin and make something from it!
Here’s a little video to show you just how practical these card holders are:
You can reserve your unique handmade card holder now by visiting her site here…
Be quick though – they’re going to go pretty quickly AND they are extremely limited. I’m sure she has new ink in the printer now
While you’re on her site, take a look around. Some of her products can now be purchased at Orell Füssli Krauthammer in Zürich and it sounds like we’ll be hearing more about her as time goes on.
Keep it up Tanja!