I am working now on my Ajax Experience 2007 presentation. Title: jQuery for Designers.
You can see my bio and presentation abstract on their site:
The presentationis moving along, although I definetely feel nervous. I haven’t spoken to an audience in a long, long time. I feel passion for the subject, but it’s been a while. My presentation skills are rusty. Even practicing with myself and Powerpoint I find myself saying Ummmmm way too much.
The subject matter is the same as the book, however, I am unsure which one will be easier. I work best with a team that I can bounce ideas off of. A good portion of the book and presentation is about my time at Intuit with Florence and Sean. I want to capture the energy and excitement that we felt when using jQuery to design a better experience.
On a positive note to Microsoft (since I just poo-poo’d their Windows 2008 plans), I love PowerPoint 2007. This thing kicks ass. So much flexibility. Really works well with a design sensibility. Making text reflections or rounded corners or drop shadows are a piece of cake. For Marketo, I admit I used PowerPoint as my inspiration for the ultimate landing page editor. (You gotta use the product to see what I mean). Bravo PowerPoint team.