Well, the video evidence is on the Internet now so it must have really happened! Today I got a Tweet linking me to the footage of my session, Cat Herding: The Challenges and Rewards of Online Scientific Community Management at Science Online London. I presented alongside Corie Lok, former Community Manager of Nature Network (she’s moving on to be the Research Highlights Editor of Nature now so go congratulate her!), and Ijad Madisch, founder of the scientific network Research Gate.
Well, here it is! I had to watch this through my fingers at first. Internet permanence is a scary thing.
Sorry I had to trick you with the video image – WordPress doesn’t support Vimeo.
Well, it’s no TED-quality presentation, but considering that it was my first time presenting in front of an audience like this… or any audience larger than classroom-size, I think it turned out decent enough. Though perhaps before the next presentation I should rehearse with an electric collar that shocks me every time I say “um” or “uh”. Oh well, whatever I lacked in public speaking ability I surely made up for with LOLcats.
There was mention of the slides we used in our talks going up on Nature Precedings at some point, but I haven’t seen any links floating around, so I’ll post my amazing slides below the fold.