[plt-scheme] Canned Scheme presentation?

From: Geoffrey S. Knauth (geoff at knauth.org)
Date: Wed Sep 26 06:07:32 EDT 2007

On Sep 25, 2007, at 22:22, Grant Rettke wrote:
> On 9/25/07, Matthias Felleisen <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> I do recommend that you use Slideshow to create and present the  
>> talk and that during the
>> talk you show the attendees that the talk is a program ... and  
>> could be run
>> during the talk.
> Thanks I will check it out.

Slideshow is really cool.  The tutorial really covers everything you  
need, but there are more examples you can borrow from the master  
himself.  There are great real world examples here:


A scheme slideshow need not be canned.  The slideshow could itself  
write other slides.  If you wanted, the next slide could be as new to  
you as it is to your audience.  In front of a large audience, show  
people just how much or how little trust you put in dynamic effects.   
I bet 20 years from now, with facial recognition, Slideshow could  
scan the audience, estimate audience interests and energy, and  
personalize the presentation in real time.

You could give a short talk on Slideshow itself.  You could watch the  
tutorial a couple of times, to make sure you don't miss anything, and  
to make sure you were able to answer basic questions about it.  You  
could make some changes, presto viola, and the audience would gasp.   
However, if you really wanted to show the power of DrScheme, you  
could connect to the airline grid and figure out where the scheduling  
and weather bottlenecks are, relieving the distress and delays  
suffered by passengers nationwide, all in PowerPoint attention span  
time.  You might need a lot of memory, though.

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