Akkana Peck: Presentations and Tutorials
Technical presentations on open source topics:
these range from 45 minutes to several hours.
- Fun with Linux and Devices:
Getting started with Arduinos and hardware
(SCALE10x 2012 and several smaller groups)
- GIMP Demystified, GIMP for Public Speakers,
and other GIMP talks
(SCALE 2008, Linux.Conf.Au 2007, OSCON 2008, NextStep Toastmasters 2010,
and many other venues)
- Writing GIMP Scripts and Plug-ins
(PyCon 2012, SCALE9x 2011 (video), Libre Graphics Meeting and OSCON 2010, Linux.Conf.Au 2008)
- Featherweight Linux:
Turning a netbook or underpowered computer into a Ferrari
(OSCON 2009, SCALE 2010 (audio), SVLUG, PenLUG)
- Bug Fixing for
Non-Programmers (SCALE & OSCON 2009,
LinuxChix MiniConf, LCA 2007, PenLUG)
- What Makes
the Lizard Roar? A Tour through Mozilla Architecture
- Programming in
- Mozilla Tips and Tricks (PenLUG 2003)
Science presentations for general audiences:
I love talking about science, particularly astronomy and geology.
Most of these talks are suitable for anyone but can be beefed up
for more technical audiences.
With my husband David North, I sometimes give planetarium presentations
at the Pajarito Environmental Education
Center, Los Alamos's nature center.
I have some short talks ready to go on topics such as
"Walking the San Andreas fault",
"Observing the moon" and "Moon rocks",
"How do airplanes fly?",
"Cosmology and dark matter",
Plus Longer tutorials on
"Observing the Moon".
Short talks (e.g. for Toastmasters meetings
A wide range of topics with titles like
"The Glower Hour",
"Drive Like a Racer!",
"Stone Soup for the Milennium", or
"The Genesis Rock".
If you'd like to see a presentation on one of these topics
(or a related subjects), please mail me!
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