Do:

1. Use a light background for code examples

It might not be how you code day-in, day-out, but light backgrounds make code examples easy to read.

Dark backgrounds are really difficult for the crowd to make out, and are nearly impossible to read on the video.

2. Think about the projector

The projector has a HDMI connection, with 16:9 aspect ratio. Please tell us what machine you’ll be connecting to the projector, so that we can be sure we have the right adaptor.

3. Send us your slides

Please send us your slides the week before the event. This means we can make sure there’s no overlap between the two talks. It also means we have a back-up copy of your slides, just in case.

If you change your slides between sending them and the event please resend them. If you’ve sent a Dropbox or Google Drive link just let us know the document has been updated and we’ll re-download.

4. Send us a bio and your photo

All our speakers get a page on this website. For this we’ll need:

  1. A profile picture (nice and high-resolution, if you can).
  2. A short biography (100 to 200 words) covering who you are and what you do.
  3. Links to your website, Twitter, Github, Codepen or anywhere else you want people to visit.

5. Arrive ahead of the crowd

The event starts at 6pm. Make sure you’re at Bamburgh House (100m from the main entrance to Central Station) for 5:45 at the latest, so we can get you set up (lapel mic, laptop connected to the projector, etc.) with plenty of time to spare. We’ll have a cold beer ready for you :)

6. Allow us to video you

We record each event and will put the video on your talk’s summary page. Again, let us know if you’re not comfortable with that.

7. Allow us to share your slides

We post our presenters’ slides to our Speaker Deck after the event – let us know if your prefer us not to.

8. Tell us if you can’t make it

If you can’t make this event, then please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a suitable replacement.

Don’t:

9. Announce it before us

Don’t broadcast anything about the event until we announce it to the mailing list. This is usually 3 weeks ahead of the meetup.

10. Worry

The Frontend NE crowd are awesome. If you have any questions or need any help getting your talk ready, feel free to send us an email or DM us on Twitter (@frontendne) and we’ll be happy to help out.

Oh, and here’s an amazing resource on speaking if you want to do some more prep.

Thanks!

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