By Darryl Gove-Oracle on Nov 05, 2008
As part of the OpenSPARC book, we were asked to provide slideware and to present that slideware. The details of what's available are listed on the OpenSPARC site, and are available for free from the site on wikis.sun.com.
I contributed two sections. I produced the slides and did the voice over for the material on developing for CMT, the accompanying slides are also available. I also did a voice over for someone else's slides on Operating Systems for CMT (again slides available).
The recording sessions were ok, but a bit strange since it was just myself and the sound engineer working in a meeting room in Santa Clara. I get a lot of energy from live presentations, particularly the interactions with people, and I found the setup rather too quiet for my liking.
The Sun Studio presentation was relatively easy. It runs for nearly an hour, and there's a couple of places where I felt that additional slides would have helped the flow. The Operating Systems presentation was much harder as it was trying to weave a story around someone else's slide deck.