We notice that a lot of attendees have the desire to demo what they are currently working on or share a service they believe will be relevant to anyone. Remember you are not trying to pitch / sell a product or service at a BarCamp, as this is usually frowned upon.
So what will the DEMO sessions be like?
- No powerpoints allowed. Why no .ppt ? Well, do you have working software / service or don’t you?
- You don’t have 30 minutes, you have a total of 9 minutes. 6 minutes for your demo, and 3 minutes for questions.
“your honest passion is sufficient, no need for spin repeat audience questions briefly into the mic so that everyone can hear”
Architecture of a great demo
- 0:00 to 0:20
- State the problem (sometimes it feels like the whole world wants your attention)
- Engage the audience (we can’t help you with the co-worker who wants to sit in your office and chat)
- 0:20 to 0:30
- My product is…
- 0:30 to 5:15
- Doesn’t suck
- This has to be the main focus of the presentation – show the entire product in detail
- 5:15 to 5:45
- Synchronized blast to phones throughout the audience
- Smart closing lines
- What if I do want to demo?
The Demo sessions will run for up to two hours on Saturday March 14, 2009 and another two hours on Sunday 15, March 2009