27. April 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: ICSE 2009

It’s nearly a year late, but I finally managed to put together the soundtrack and slides from the short version of the talk on Software Engineering for the Planet that I gave at the International Conference on Software Engineering last year. The full version has been around for a while, but I’m not happy with it because it’s slow and ponderous. To kick off a lunchtime brainstorming session we had at ICSE last year, I did a Pecha Kucha version of it in 6 minutes and 40 seconds (if you listen carefully, you can hear the lunch plates rattling). For anyone who has never done a Pecha Kucha talk, I highly recommend it – putting the slides on an automated timer really keeps you on your toes.

PS If you look carefully, you’ll notice I cheated slightly, rather than 20 slides with 20 seconds each, I packed in more by cutting them down to 10 seconds each for the last half of the talk. It surprises me that this actually seems to work!

Reflections on SE for the Planet at ICSE


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  2. Great information. Worthy of redoing the audio. thanks.

  3. Very nice Steve. this was well worth the wait. I would like to know if you are going to make this speech again and if it would be different.

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