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OMRS15: PowerPoint Karaoke!

OpenMRS Inc.

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

OMRS15: PowerPoint Karaoke!

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Get ready for an evening of laughs as you watch your friends & colleagues improves through some incredible presentations! Read the description below for details.
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This event is part of the 2015 OpenMRS Worldwide Summit. For more information about our week, visit: http://omrs15.eventbrite.com/

PowerPoint Karaoke (also known as Battle Decks) is an improvisational activity in which a participant must deliver a presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before.

PowerPoint Karaoke (also known as Battle Decks) is an improvisational activity in which a participant must deliver a presentation based on a set of slides that they have never seen before.

Its name is derived from Microsoft PowerPoint, the world's most popular presentation software, and karaoke, an activity in which a performer sings along with a pre-recorded backing track. The effect is intended to be comical, and PowerPoint Karaoke can be considered a form of improvisational theatre, or a type of Theatresports game.

The presentation shown on screen may be a real slideshow on an arcane topic, or a set of real slides from different presentations that are nonsensical when assembled together, or slides that are nonsensical on their own (in some cases created by randomly downloading images from the internet and adding unrelated text).

As a contestant, you will be given a general topic, and 10 slides to speak on over the course of 6 minutes. It's your job to use those 10 slides to make a case for the topic given to you. But remember, the slides can be totally random, so its up to you to be creative!

Unlike conventional Karaoke, Powerpoint Karaoke does not require singing. Well, you can sing, if you want to. It's just not required!

PowerPoint Karaoke Video Demo:

 

Competition Rules:

  1. Presenter can’t see slides ahead of time.
  2. Presenter delivers each slide in order without skipping or going back.
  3. Presentation ends when all slides are presented, or after 6 minutes (whichever comes first).
  4. Order of contentants will be randomly decided
  5. No culturaly insensitive or degradatory comments please!

Judging Criteria:

  1. Content & Credibility: Did it make any sense?
  2. Poise & Gestures: Were they comfortable?
  3. Flow: Minimal pauses & stammering
  4. Audience Response: Was there any?
  5. Getting through all the slides!

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

From SMU, it's about 25 minutes to take the MRT to the ThoughtWorks office. From the SMU Bras Basah MRT station:

  1. Take the Yellow (Central) Line toward HarbourFront. Get off at the Promenade Station.
  2. Transfer to the Blue (Downtown) Line toward Chinatown. Get off the at the Telok Ayer station.
  3. Use Exit A for Cross Street. Walk up Cross Street (in the same direction as cars) then turn left on Amoy Street.
  4. ThoughtWorks office will be about 300m down the Amoy Street, on the left. (87B Amoy Street, 3rd Floor)
Have questions about OMRS15: PowerPoint Karaoke!? Contact OpenMRS Inc.
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ThoughtWorks (Level 3)
87B Amoy Street
069906
Singapore

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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OpenMRS Inc.

OpenMRS Inc. is a United States-based non-profit organization that represents the OpenMRS project in legal and financial matters.

The organization's purpose is to support the OpenMRS community in its mission to improve health care delivery in resource-constrained environments, including developing countries; and working with and coordinating a global community to create and support sotware to manage medical records and other health care systems in developing countries and to resource-constrained environments. It aids in creating and distributing OpenMRS by securing cash, hardware, and other donations, then using donations to aid OpenMRS development and promotion.

The organization was originally founded as OpenMRS, LLC, to create a legal entity capable of representing the OpenMRS project. The growing popularity of OpenMRS also made it necessary to establish a thin organizational layer that is capable of handling all legal and financial interests of the OpenMRS community process.

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