Boston Emacs Meetup

Next event: Monthly Meetup—Hangin' Out, 20 Jun 2016

Speakers’ Guide

You’re interested in speaking at EmacsBoston? Great! We’ll just need you to do a couple things to get ready…

What we need

Please send admin@emacsboston.org an email that includes:

• Job title and company, if applicable (only used in the video)
• Title of the talk
• Brief abstract for the talk (four or five sentences, probably)
• A note giving us permission to record and distribute the video under the CC BY-SA license.

Things to do before your talk

• Your laptop will need to support DisplayPort or HDMI. If it doesn’t, please let us know ASAP!
• If you’re on a Mac, please install a trial copy of ScreenFlow.
• If you’re on some other Unix, please install avconv (or ffmpeg) and ensure that the following command records a screencast. Substitute ffmpeg for avconv if necessary, and note that this command assumes you’re using pulse audio. You may also need to change the resolution if you’re not on 1600x900, but please try to ensure that final output video is widescreen (16x9).
\$ avconv -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1600x900 -i :0 -vcodec libx264 -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -threads 0 video.mkv

• We’re not sure how to record a good screencast (with audio) on Windows. If you’re a Windows user, please come up with a solution that works (and let us know what it is, for future reference)!
• If you’re on a Mac and you’d like to display your keystrokes on screen as you type, consider installing Keycastr. It’s BSD-licensed!
• Ask for Harry’s phone number for emergencies if he forgets to give it to you =)

Reminders for during the talk

• Don’t move around too much. The camera’s watching, so please try to remain in its field of view.
• If you get audience questions, please repeat them into the mic.