After your presentation, everybody should have learned something and should be able to summarize what you have done for your project.
The first 5 minutes of your presentation should be *easily* understood by everybody. If you insist on giving technical details (because you consider them as essential), keep them for (the near) end of the presentation. Remember that your goal is to make people understand...
Your slides should be sparse, not overcrowded with a lot of text and figures.
Avoid long sentences and hard-to-understand definitions. Do not write on your slides everything you will say to the audience. Do not read your slides! Rather, bring with you some notes that will remind you what to say.
You will need to be very well-prepared for your presentation. Practice it in advance in front of your friends. You will need to do it a few times before you can find the right amount of information to give for a 15 minute talk. You are not allowed to exceed 15 minutes. This includes your setup time at the beginning and a period (3-4 minutes) at the end for questions.
The use of colors is recommended for outlining but do not overdo it...
Many of you will want to give a "live" demo of a piece of software that you will have developed. The computer used for the presentations will likely be a podium computer in a SITE lab or classroom. Laptop hookup will also be available.
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