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As I continue to prepare for my Portland Code Camp presentation, I thought it might be a good idea to ask those who have gone before for some nuggets of wisdom. What advice could they give a new Code Camp presenter to help him get through this first presentation?

One man, rose to this occasion and provide me with the perfect bit of advice. With these words in my heart, I know I'll be OK. Ever one to share when I gain some valuable piece of knowledge, I now give these words to you. May they grace your spirit with their calming wisdom, as they did mine.

In the words of my wise friend Chris, what advice can you give to a new Code Camp presenter?

          Just remember the four H's: humility, humor, honesty and Ho's.
              
          1. Stay humble...don't be a big head jackass.
          2. Try to make it moderately funny, but not too much (see #1)
          3. When shit doesn't work, be honest about it, and make use of #2
          4. When it all goes to hell, distract them with the Ho's while you make your exit.

So with those words, I once again focus on going over my content and continuing to prepare. My only remaining question is, does anyone know where I can get some Ho's real quick?


Feel free to leave any other tips you guys might have. I know I could use the help :) Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:10 PM | Back to top


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Left by Christopher Steen on May 17, 2007 12:34 AM

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Shoot - I wish I had read this earlier, as my advice is likely coming too late. However, you're a funny guy, you know your stuff, you've prepared yourself over and over - you're going to kcik ass. Just be the kind of uber-competent, funny and prepared guy you are and you'll be totally rocking it and probably get some underwear thrown at you once it's done!
Left by Justice~! on May 19, 2007 7:35 AM

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Not a problem Justice! I actually DID get your comment before I presented and yeah, I think it went great. We'll see I guess....they video taped it :)

That's going to be an "interesting" video to watch...
Left by George on May 21, 2007 5:54 PM

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