Thank you for speaking at SODACODE 2022, taking place virtually Tuesday, May 24 – Thursday, May 26 during Japan Standard Time, UTC +9.
This is your official event speaker guide. Please bookmark this page for easy reference and continue to check back as the event gets closer as we will be adding additional speaker information, such as on-site details, as they are available. If you have any questions, please email Shannon Jessee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click through the tabs on this page to access information.
Schedule, Timing & Speaker Profiles
If you have a conflict with the timing of your talk or find that it conflicts with the content of another talk; or are having problems uploading your bio and photo, please contact Shannon Jessee at email@example.com.
Presentation Template & Slide Upload
Due by Monday, May 23
We ask that all speakers submit their slides ahead of the event. In addition to providing a hard copy for accessibility purposes, we find that adding the presentations before the event helps to drive interest in attending the session.
An optional slide template is available for your use.
Please note that your presentation slides should be submitted in PDF format to Sched.com and must be formatted in 16:9.
To upload slides:
Due Date: Friday, May 13
If you are unable to present live, you will need to submit a pre-recorded video ahead of the event in mp4 format.
Some suggested tools to use for recording are Quicktime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, a screen recorder, or something similar. The recording should show your slides/screen as well as you presenting using a picture in picture style format. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Uploading Instructions for Pre-recorded Sessions
We have multiple options for uploading your pre-recorded presentation:
Videos need to be received no later than Friday, May 13
Technical Tips for Virtual Presentations
Lighting, Webcam and Microphone Best Practices
Best Practices for Lighting
Best Practices for Webcams
Best Practices for Microphones
There is no dress code for presentations, and we encourage you to be comfortable. That said, you must be aware the Code of Conduct applies to this space, both in terms of what you show on camera and what you say. We ask that you be tasteful and considerate in choosing your clothing and surroundings. Keep in mind that we are a global community. Please refrain from wearing shirts with global brand logos that are not your own. Solid colors (not white) also work best instead of prints.
Inclusive Speaker Orientation Online Course
The Linux Foundation, in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), has created an online course designed to teach the viewer about inclusion, diversity, and unconscious bias. We highly recommend all of our speakers watch the course to learn tips/tools to use when speaking to encourage inclusivity in presentations and messaging.
Promote Your Talk
We are pleased to offer speaker cards for you to share online and on your social media! You can find your individual card in the shared folder online.
Please note if you do not see your card, we are in the process of creating and it will be added shortly. Please check back soon.
Event hashtag: #SODACODE
Code of Conduct
Please read, and abide, by our code of conduct, which can be found here. Our code of conduct is strictly enforced. We ask that speakers especially review this code of conduct and are careful to be inclusive in the words and images used during their presentations.
Best Gear for Online Meetings – Webcams, lights, mics, tripods and more
19 Video Presentation Tips to help you give a great presentation (even if you hate the way you look on camera)
9 Tips for Giving Engaging Virtual Presentations – This article gives 9 tips and within each tip has folks from the tech world giving their advice in a fun/relatable way.
Checklist for Speakers – this article provides checklists applicable for speakers that are live streaming.
Do you have a speaker or schedule-related question?
Please contact Shannon Jessee at firstname.lastname@example.org