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!


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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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