Sunday, March 20, 2016

Confessions Of A Presenter At LIMACON 2016: Houston We Had A Problem!

Confessions Of A Presenter At
Houston We Had A Problem!

You know I'm meticulous about my tech. So I got to my room half an hour early and had everything working. I set up my PC and Projector, Media Center and Projection Screen, my mic, my screencasting software, my pdfs and my mp4s, ... everything! 

Then, right after I started my session, everything fell to pieces! The PC couldn't handle rendering my video as it ran out of hard drive space after only 5 minutes of recording. When I tried to show a video from YouTube, the speakers died! I tested all this stuff before the attendees arrived. I was good to go. IDK what happened!

Not to worry, I covered everything I had to cover in my presentation and then some! In fact, I think the presentation was a great success. I just wanted to record it for YouTube and I wanted to jazz up the presentation with some Calculus Filks. 

Maybe I'll rerecord it sometime this week (I did, see videos above). 

The irony of the situation is that I had my brand new Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2" Droid Tablet with me (instead of my laptop). Given enough time, I could have mirrored the PC Desktop to my Tablet over WiFi controlling everything from my Tablet like a remote SmartBoard and recorded the whole thing right on the Tablet. 

However, I did not want to waste the attendees' time with all that, so I skipped all the tech except for my primary focus: teaching Calculus with 

I even sang when the audio went out. 

In retrospect, I should have set up the Tablet in the first place.

BTW, I've been attending LIMACON at SUNY Old Westbury since 1988 and presenting since 2010.

Here's some related talks

Here's my SAGECELLs

Here's my Handouts

Here's the FILKs and YouTube Videos!

Well, that's all folks,
A. Jorge Garcia
Applied Math, Physics and CS
2015 NYS Secondary Math PAEMST Nominee

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