I completed a few new presentations recently. Building Open Source Teams is about the mechanics of motivating and managing open source teams. I presented this in October at Moscow's National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) and a modified version as a keynote in Prato, Italy.
My new presentation Managing Global Teams is about my experience with companies managing remote workforces, with leadership tips and my open source experience mixed in. I presented it in Maryland in September and will be presenting it in Montreal in February.
A perpetual problem for me is creating new feature presentations for every major Postgres release. These are difficult because I give Postgres features talks only once or twice for every major release, and they have to be totally rewritten every year. In the past I have used other people's presentations, but I recently found a workable solution for creating my own:
- Create a slide for each new feature listed in the Overview section of the major release notes.
- For each item, add the explanatory text that is below each item in the release notes' detail section.
- Use the Postgres wiki's What's New page to get examples of all the new features.
- Add diagrams as needed.