The videos from the 2007 MountainWest RubyConf are available on CodeFreaks (thanks to Gregory, who’s post tipped me off.)
It’s been a long time since I’ve watched myself on film or video. I watched just brief bit of my talk; I’m pleased that a) I can understand myself; b) I’m fairly animated; c) the presentation places the slides adjacent to the video if the speaker, so you can always see both.
The vids are very nicely done, and serious props go to ConFreaks for their time and effort in putting them together.
Also very nice is this:
Presenters retain full rights to the content of their presentations, and have released them under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
You’ll need a Flash player to watch them on the site.
I believe the videos will also be available in other formats, suitable for re-mixing and posting to YouTube.
The conference was outstanding, with a really solid line-up of talks, and I highly recommend people take the time to watch them.