I meant to send this out sooner, if you get a chance to look it over
let me know what you think and I'll send it to the larger group this
If someone can reword the fourth paragraph that would mean a lot to
me. I can't get a wording I like. I'm trying to say in there not to
give any talks that would be very inappropriate, which shouldn't be a
problem for most people but still may need to be included.
This is a reminder that BarCamp St. Louis 2009 is this Saturday.
Registration will start at 10:00 AM on the first floor of the Lopata
building on Washington University's Danforth Campus. Be sure to check
the wiki ( http://barcamp.org/BarCamp-Saint-Louis-2009 ) for
information on parking, a map of the area, and any other information.
Saturday's lunch will be pizza, if you haven't responded to the food
survey please do so soon as the order will be placed Tuesday
afternoon. Saturday's lunch is provided by Lisa Rokusek with AgentHR
and Kyle Cordes with Oasis Digital Computing, LLC. If you happen to
see them in the halls be sure to stop them and thank them.
Don't forget to be prepared for your presentation. If your laptop
outputs video as something other than VGA be sure to bring a VGA
connector. Also, don't forget to bring a power supply in case you
When trying to decide on the things you'll be presenting on please try
and be conscience of your talk and, while everyone wants a wide
variety of talks, please make sure they are respectful of other
attendees. When evaluating your presentation be sure to use these
questions to make sure it is ready:
1) Does the name of my talk provide people with information on the
level of experience for this talk?
2) Does my talk cater to that level of experience?
3) Should this talk evolve into a discussion, if so, will this lead
Finally, if you've registered for BarCamp and you will not be able to
make BarCamp please respond to this email and let me know so that I
can cancel your registration so that we don't allocate resources for
you that you don't use.
So I’m working on a talk, and I’m wrestling a bit with copyright. I’m accustomed to talking in clearly nonprofit/educational settings, where fair use applies, so I liberally use other people’s figures (with attribution). For Strange Loop, I suddenly realized the night before my talk that there could be legal issues, and wound up digging out my daughter’s markers to make figures from scratch. BarCamp seems a little more like a fair-use setting, but I want to properly respect copyright, especially if there’s an expectation that the slides will be made publicly available. Anyone who’s done this before have any insights? (If it really comes down to contacting the rights holders individually, I’ll probably either dig out the markers again or just plan for a chalkboard talk.)
I use http://www.dreamstime.com for images. It has never let me down yet, even when I needed to have a man in a suit with a dollar sign for a head. Or an umbrella in a storm, or a graph showing the financial apocalypse.
Also makes me happy to support photographers designers and artists with money, even if it is only a little.
Lisa Rokusek CPC/CTS
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