FME UC locationFME would be a blank canvas without you. We know you’re doing amazing things with your data, and we want to see it. So does everyone else who uses FME. That’s why entire portions of the FME UC and FME World Tour are dedicated to user presentations.

The FME UC only happens every three years, so we’re holding nothing back. It’s going to be epic — not to mention keynote speaker Chris Hadfield. If you can’t make it to Vancouver in May, the annual FME World Tour likely has a stop near you. Either way, you have an opportunity to present and get recognized for your work.

Submit your FME UC presentation abstract

Submit your FME World Tour presentation abstract

What am I supposed to do a presentation on?

As demonstrated by the presentation gallery, data challenges stretch far and wide. Here are 21 examples of things we’re interested in hearing about.

  1. You’ve integrated data from a few systems that traditionally don’t get along very well.
  2. You built a workflow that distributes or streams data.
  3. You’ve come up with a way to automate an everyday task.
  4. “Impossible! This cannot be done,” they said, and you whipped out FME and yelled, “Oh, yes it can!”
  5. Your job description involves processing a boatload of data, and FME has made that easier.
  6. You’re new to FME and tackled your first project. (We do love crazy mind-melt workspaces, but basic ones are just as important. A lot of attendees are beginners and will be inspired by your first FME workspace.)
  7. You used to have recurring nightmares about your job, and then you met FME, and now FME is the metaphorical dreamcatcher to help you sleep in peace.
  8. You made a custom transformer that tackles a problem people in your industry face all the time.
  9. You did something, anything, with XML. Seriously, Don will be thrilled.
  10. You have access to new, cutting-edge data and can show off how you work with it.
  11. You made an FME plug-in or integrated FME technology into another application.
  12. You’re pretty good at this whole FME thing, and you have tips and tricks to share.
  13. A particular area of technology is your specialty, like web services or 3D modelling, and you can share some knowledge.
  14. You made a pretty data dashboard.
  15. You did something crazy. (Not like eating a bug for money, but like making a workspace that turns music into point clouds.)
  16. You’re involved with open data or open source software.
  17. You’ve launched a website, data portal, or application that’s powered in part by FME.
  18. When you finished building your workspace, clicked that little green “Run” button, and watched the FME magic happen, you wept tears of joy.
  19. You have an intensive data QA/QC process.
  20. You’re a student, nonprofit, teacher/prof, or researcher who has done something with FME.
  21. You just want to look really good in front of your boss.

Want more ideas and examples from previous events? Browse presentations from the FME UC 2014 and past FME World Tours.

Presentation from the FME UC 2014.

Presentation from the FME UC 2014.

What does an FME UC or FME World Tour presentation involve?

Presentations last 10 or 20 minutes. You start by giving a bit of context and going over the problem you faced, and then explain how you solved it. You show us your workspace, or at least a piece of it, and spend a few minutes diving into how you did it. That’s it. You bask in glory, the audience learns something, we present you with prestigious swag … everybody wins.

FME UC breakout session presentation

Customer presentations: Here’s a typical FME UC breakout session.

But I don’t like public speaking!

Hardly anyone does. Are you going to let that hold you back from greatness? What if Winston Churchill had said “nevermind” because he was too nervous? Hm?

It’s not a big deal. We’re all geogeeks here and we just want to see what you’ve done with FME. Go for it! Let’s see what you’ve got!

Submit your FME UC presentation abstract

Submit your FME World Tour presentation abstract

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Tiana Warner

Tiana is a product marketing manager at Safe Software. Her background in computer programming and creative hobbies led her to be one of the main producers of creative content for Safe Software. Tiana spends her free time writing fantasy novels and riding her horse, Bailey.


2 Responses to “21 Ideas for Rocking an FME UC Presentation”

  1. Austin says:

    Number 18 is so true

  2. Emmy Thammasine says:

    Please let me know when call for presentation for World Tour 2018 is available. And agreed #18 is absolutely true!

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