Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2010 about Lightning Talks and short

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Wednesday 2nd June 2010

  • Lightning Talks

    by Pete Fein

    h1. Lightning Talks

    Lightning talks are short, entertaining talks up to five minutes long. In contrast to sessions, there is no approval or review; rather, speakers are self-selected on a "who wants it most" basis.

    h2. Why should I give a lightning talk?

    Lightning talks may be for you if:

    • your talk proposal got turned down
    • you left things to the last minute
    • you had a great idea on the plane
    • you had a great idea during the conference
    • you like to talk

    h2. Why should I listen to lightning talks?

    See as many talks in a single session as you will at the entire conference.

    h2. Logistics

    Lightning talks will be held from 10:00 to 11:45 on Wednesday morning.

    *A signup sheet will be posted Tuesday at 5:45 PM in the hallway*. Using two projectors, we should have time for at least 16 speakers, plus possible overflows. There's no Q & A - save questions for the hallway track.

    You don't even need slides, though make them XXX by XXX if you do use them. Please come prepared to present using your laptop.

    h2. More

    If you don't get a chance to sign up, don't despair - consider starting a BoF or unconference (Friday) session.

    No shilling please; you are welcome to discuss how your company contributes to open source or similar topics, but this is not the space-time to advertise, recruit or jobhunt. Thanks.

    For more information, see:
    * "Pycon's Lightning Talk Page":http://us.pycon.org/2010/conference/lightning/
    * "Lightning talk tips":http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html
    * contact Pete Fein at pfein@pobox.com

    At 10:00am to 11:45am, Wednesday 2nd June