Slides are important in terms of how it relates to the content of your talk, but getting hung up on colors and design at the expense of content is something I try to avoid.
And to each their own on live demos. I think it depends a lot on the code/demo.
What is an abstract?
I just throw my slides together as fast as I can.
Abstract is a description of your talk. Often something you include when submitting your talk to a conference and it tends to be included on the conference website.
Ah thank you.
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