btrfs demo script

People often ask for slides from a talk. I personally believe that if my slides are useful as a standalone document, then my slides suck. But I’m happy to post the demo scripts I use. Here’s the btrfs demo script from my OSCON btrfs talk:

btrfs demo script

Many, many thanks to Chris Mason and Yan Zheng for helping me iron out the wrinkles.

5 thoughts on “btrfs demo script”

  1. When I’m making slides I also make notes from which I speak. (Ideally I don’t need to refer to them when speaking, but writing the notes helps me to work out what I am going to say.) In the past my notes took the form of comments in the source for the slides (e.g. magicpoint source or HTML markup). Now I use beamer for slides, so the same LaTeX source can produce slides and typeset notes.

  2. Several times I’ve been lead to a video of a presentation by finding the slides through Google, so not-really-stand-alone material is still useful.

  3. I personally believe that if my slides are useful as a standalone document, then my slides suck.

    That’s pretty much how I feel about ’em, which leads me to butting heads about it in academia. Thanks to the help of one particular research team, I’ve had to concede that it is actually possible to make useful standalone slides that don’t suck, though. But it turns out that even though it’s possible, it doesn’t mean I won’t prefer something else for my own presentations. :)

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