Proj 22x: Student Presentation (Usually 15 pts.)
Public speaking is an essential job skill now,
and students should be practicing it.
Normally, presentations are strictly limited
to 5 minutes plus one minute for questions.
This is a common time limit for "lightning talks"
at conventions, and it's plenty of time to
explain one thing clearly.
It is much more difficult to prepare a short
talk than a long one. Carefully plan what
you are going to say, and rehearse the talk
before presenting it, timing yourself.
If you are using slides, don't expect to use
five or six slides total.
You can use my laptop to project slides,
or bring your own. The easiest way to
get slides to me is to email them to me in
advance, or bring them on a USB stick.
Any security-related topic is fine.
If you have a longer topic, such as a hands-on
demonstration or a project that student can
do, contact your instructor in advance to
arrange a different time limit.
Talks will be graded based on content,
slides (if any),
The best talk is on an interesting topic,
and explained in a clear and engaging manner.
A good presentation is worth 15 pts. Presentations
that are exceptionally good or bad may get more or
Dilbert cartoons used without permission, but you can click them to see
the source. If I'm absent from class, that means Universal Press Syndicate
enforcers have taken me away for waterboarding.