Lucene Revolution 2012 is now done, and the talk Robert and I gave went well! We showed how we are using automata (FSAs and FSTs) to make great improvements throughout Lucene.
You can view the slides here.
This was the first time I used Google
Docs exclusively for a talk, and I was impressed! The real-time
collaboration was awesome: we each could see the edits the other was
doing, live. You never have to "save" your document: instead, every
time you make a change, the document is saved to a new revision and
you can then use infinite undo, or step back through all revisions, to
Finally, Google Docs covers the whole life-cycle of your talk:
editing/iterating, presenting (it presents in full-screen just fine,
but does require an internet connection; I exported to PDF ahead of
time as a backup) and, finally, sharing with the rest of the world!