dorkbot vancouver




If you would like to speak at a future dorkbot meeting, or dj or perform music after the presentations, please contact dorkbotvan [@] dorkbot [.] org

Here is information on how to sign up:

What is the format of a dorkbot meeting?

Each dorkbot-van meeting consists of:
        - Brief intros, announcements, administrative details
        - 20 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A
        - 20 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A
        - 20 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of Q&A
        - Opendork mic for anyone with anything to say, show-and-tell etc.
        - Performance, and time for mingling, networking, work-in-progress

We will sometimes deviate from this formula if you have a suitable special event that you’d like to propose, but typically we like to have three speakers for an evening as it gives more of us a chance to show off and be shown off to.

What should I present?

Imaginary presentation topics:
        - A demo of the new motion tracking software you're writing
        - Playing a video you made
        - An explanation of how you hacked your game boy to get it to make cool bleeping noises
        - Trouble shooting/brainstorming your remote-controlled sandwich-making robot
        - Bringing in some dancers you're working with and having them demonstrate the interface
          used in your new mind-control ballet
        - Discussing your approach to electronic sculpture

Demos of commercial software are not appropriate, unless you wrote the software or you are making it do something particularly novel or interesting. On the other hand, presenting a piece that was created using commercial software is fine.

Do I get paid to speak?

No. We don’t charge admission and we don’t pay speakers - dorkbot-van is a free, community event.


You are encouraged to provide most of the resources needed for your presentation, including your own computers and mixing equipment. Some dorkbot-van equipment will be available, but do bring your own wherever possible. We'll have:
        - A video projector
        - A fast Internet connection (maybe)
        - A mixing board and powered speakers (maybe)

How do I sign up?

Just email dorkbotvan [@] dorkbot [.] org