Presentations & Popcorn

Presentations & Popcorn

In this presentation I will highlight 5 storytelling techniques that have made my presentations more engaging over the years. To help illustrate the point, I will use specific movies and how both their stories and my presentations benefited from each technique.

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Michael Scott Winslow

July 13, 2020
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  1. PRESENTATIONS & POPCORN: 5 Storytelling Techniques That Have Made My

    Presentations More Engaging By: Michael Winslow
  2. @michaelswinslow

  3. “I’m gonna go get the papers. Get the papers.” –

    Jimmy 2 Times The Mass Introduction #1
  4. The Mass Introduction

  5. The Mass Introduction

  6. The Mass Introduction

  7. The Mass Introduction

  8. The Mass Introduction

  9. Thoughts: • Helps liven up boring introductions • Works well

    with a “Table of Content” format • Let the slides lead you … pace yourself The Mass Introduction
  10. “I saved a bunch of people, fell in love, saved

    the city. And then I saved the city again. And again, and again, and again.” – Peter Parker The Superhero Back Story #2
  11. The Superhero Back Story

  12. Coding the Crossfade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyBw6ZTmoHs The Superhero Back Story

  13. The Superhero Back Story

  14. 1976 1976 The Superhero Back Story

  15. 1976 1985 The Superhero Back Story

  16. 1976 1985

  17. 1993 The Superhero Back Story

  18. None
  19. Thoughts: • Connect with your audience • Explain why you

    are the right one to talk about this • Have a little fun The Superhero Back Story
  20. “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. It

    is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” - Morpheus The Trilogy Story Arc #3
  21. The Trilogy Story Arc

  22. There Are No Side Projects There Are No Side Projects

    II: Coding the Crossfade There Are No Side Projects III: DJ Boo Boo is Dead The Trilogy Story Arc There Are No Side Projects Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (coming soon)
  23. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 The Trilogy Story Arc

    Think of a sprint as a trilogy
  24. Thoughts: • Make sure all core concepts are addressed in

    the 1st presentation • After brief recap, get right to it in middle presentations • Make sure there is closure in the last presentation • Try it with Agile – and iterate The Trilogy Story Arc
  25. “I know you just sent me back to the future,

    but I'm back. I'm back from the future.” – Marty McFly The Sequential Timeline #4
  26. The Sequential Timeline

  27. How Comcast Embraced Open Source (Nithya Ruff) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q84YCCItDI0 The Sequential

    Timeline
  28. 2012 - Launched 1st OSS projects on github.com/comcast - Start

    of CDN project 2013 - OSAC (Open Source Advisory Council formed) - Signed CCLA for OpenStack 2014 - Consortia for RDK formed w/TWC, Charter, & Liberty Global - Contributed IPv6 functionality to OpenStack - Started using CloudFoundry Comcast’s Open Source Journey 2015 - Traffic Control open sourced - Top contributors to OpenStack - OpenStack SuperUser Award 2011 - Internal creation of RDK for X1 - Contributions to Apache HttpComponents - Signed CCLA with ASF - Traffic Control enters Apache Incubator - Joined ASF 2016 2017 - OSPO created (Open Source Practice Office) - Joined LF, Yocto, OpenChain, ONAP, CNCF - Launched comcast.github.io- Signed Cloud Foundry CLA - 1st Philly OS Conference - 50M RDK DLs, 30 PB content through ATC daily - Launched OSFP (Open Source Fellowship Pilot) - 160+ contributions - Won 1st ever Cloud Foundry Community Champion award 2018 2006 - OSS consumption 2010 - Contributed caching module to Apache HttpClient 2019 - Several OSS projects - OSPO team growing - Partnership w/ TA - More strategy around OSS The Sequential Timeline
  29. Thoughts: • Explain things sequentially • Introduce one event at

    a time • Let the slides lead you … pace yourself The Sequential Timeline
  30. “Relax Luther, it's much worse than you think.” – Ethan

    Hunt The Complex Concept #5
  31. The Complex Concept Heat Sensor Sound Sensor Door Lock Indicator

    Floor Pressure Sensor Regulated Air
  32. What Tech Leaders Must Know About Microservices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6FPRjjujOs The Complex

    Concept
  33. The Complex Concept

  34. This is a MONOLITH The Complex Concept

  35. This is a MONOLITH Service Repository (DAO) eligibility user device

    eligibility user device eligibility user device Controller eligibility user device The Complex Concept
  36. This is a MICROSERVICE The Complex Concept

  37. This is a MICROSERVICE Controller device Service Repository The Complex

    Concept
  38. Service Repository This is a MICROSERVICE Service Repository Service Repository

    Controller device Controller user Controller eligibility Note: Large organizations may dedicate a small team to each microservice. A team that has a great deal of developers who can work independently may benefit from this model. The Complex Concept
  39. Service Repository Service Repository Service Repository Controller device Controller user

    Controller eligibility The Complex Concept
  40. Controller device Service Repository Controller user Service Repository Controller eligibility

    Service Repository Gateway The Complex Concept
  41. Controller device Service Repository Controller user Service Repository Controller eligibility

    Service Repository Gateway Controller eligibility Service Repository Controller eligibility Service Repository Discovery The Complex Concept
  42. Controller device Service Repository Controller user Service Repository Controller eligibility

    Service Repository Gateway Controller eligibility Service Repository Controller eligibility Service Repository Discovery 1 2 3 The Complex Concept
  43. HYSTRIX Controller device Service Repository Controller user Service Repository Controller

    eligibility Service Repository Gateway Controller eligibility Service Repository Discovery Note: Unlike Moniliths, where one failure can affect the entire service, microservices can be designed to limit the impact of failures. The Complex Concept
  44. Thoughts: • Start with what is well known (or even

    nothing) • Build on the topic … introduce one concept at a time • Think about where you want to finish, then work backwards The Complex Concept
  45. PRESENTATIONS & POPCORN: 5 Storytelling Techniques That Have Made My

    Presentations More Engaging By: Michael Winslow THANK YOU