Haskell Love conference speaker’s instructions

Dear speakers,

Thank you for being interested to speak at the Haskell Love Conference.
We are sure your presence will enhance the experience of all who attend.

We are writing this letter to provide some basic information about the conference and our expectations of you.


Dear speakers, to enjoy the conference make sure you…

  1. Share your bio, title, abstract
  2. Send you portrait and ping Oli for your Haskell Love avatar.
  3. Join our Slack and check out our channels: #speakers, #support, #welcome, #incident, #jobs.
  4. Join Zoom and participate in a test call (to be scheduled later). There will be 2 main tracks, Q&A rooms (links will be provided)
  5. Checkout what Spatial Chat is, we will have a hallway track there (the link to a real space will be shared later).
  6. Have a back up for streaming your slides: keynote live, google slides broadcasting, or anything you choose.
  7. Check out our website.
  8. Enjoy the conference!


More details

1 Slack

  • 1. General news about the conference will be posted on the #welcome channel.
  • 2. The #speakers channel is for everything regarding your speaking engagement.
  • 3. The #talks channel is announcements and discussions inspired by your talk. We suggest “threading" discussions. Threads keep conversations in Slack organized. They let you ask questions, add context, or give feedback on a specific message, all without disrupting the conversation’s flow.
  • 4. The #support channel is dedicated to troubleshooting and resolving any technical issues you might be having.
  • 5. The #incidents channel is for reporting violations of the conference’s code of conduct. Reporting can be done anonymously by prefixing your message with /anon or by privately messaging a conference organizer.

2 Video

  • 1. Speakers deliver talks in the Zoom. Let’s have a test call before the conference to check everything. If you have objections please reach out to us we can think of other solutions.
  • 2. Participants will join our Twitch channels to see the talks.
  • 3. We kindly ask attendees to post questions and comments to the chat available on Twitch
  • 4. Track owners will read the questions after the talk. However, it is up to the speaker’s discretion whether to answer the questions during the session as well.
  • 5. Track owners will also check Slack channels, but it would help us a lot if we can keep all questions inside Twitch chat.
  • 6. After each talk, the speaker will be available for chatting in a special Q&A room on Zoom where attendees can talk directly with the speaker in order to dive deeper and learn more about a particular facet if they want.
    (links will be provided)
  • 7. Offline conferences do have a hallway track, and we decided to facilitate that too! The room for hallway chatting will be available on Spatial Chat.
  • 8. After the conference, video recordings of the talks will be available on our Youtube channel.

3 In case of emergency

  1. If you lose your internet connection, please consider joining the webinar via your cell phone.
  2. In that case, we kindly ask you to share your slides in advance. It’s not for posting but to allow you to continue your presentation from your phone. The scenario: you join via your phone and dictate the track owner which slide to open. Phone numbers will be provided in the final invitation.

4 In case of emergency

  1. Use the best Internet connection you can – if possible use wire (bananas and lenses :))
  2. Update Your Router
  3. Enable WME/WMM (see screenshot attached, yours might look different but the important keyword is QoS)
  4. Configure Zoom as a Priority Application (ports 8801-8810)
  5. Go dual-band: 2.4 GHz band (the more common of the two, which is prone to interference from other devices) and the 5 GHz band.
  6. Avoid other activities that will steal bandwidth. Don’t start other bandwidth-intensive activities just before, or during, a Zoom meeting. On your Zoom device—and as much as possible, on other computers and devices that share your Internet connection—avoid:

  •         large downloads
  •         large uploads
  •        streaming video (e.g. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube)
  •        cloud backups (e.g. Carbonite, CrashPlan)
  •        cloud file synchronizations (e.g. OneDrive, Dropbox)
  •        other high-bandwidth activities

5 Audio

  1. Mute your microphone when you’re not speaking.
  2. Using headphones or a computer headset instead of speakers is the easiest way to prevent feedback loops.