Lightning Talks!

Do you have...

* A burning idea around software or testing you want to share in 5 (FIVE!) Minutes? 

* An idea you want to float in front of a room full of reasonably friendly people? 

* A thought you want to exercise before taking it to the BOSS?

This is a PERFECT opportunity! 

Lightning Talks are BACK! 

It has been a while since we did an evening of lightning talks.  This is simple.  You give a Five Minute talk - no more than that.  It can be LESS - but less is pretty tough.  Then questions / discussion for up to Five Minutes. 

It doesn't need to have slides (but if you want to show some, we can probably work something out.)  It doesn't need to be absolutely polished (but a couple of trial runs with a timer might be a good idea.) 

If you have a burning desire to talk about something - post a note here.  If you are a bit more shy, no worries - We'll have a signup list that evening and take "spur of the moment" entries. 

Join us a Salvatore's on January 22 at 6:00 PM - hang out, eat a bit (or not - we're pretty flexible.)  We can have pizza pre-ordered OR order off the menu.  (See what I mean about flexible?)  We get down to business around 6:30 PM

Come up with an idea!  Work out what you want to say!  Say it!  (There WILL be prizes for the best talks...)

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  • Greg P.

    I always love the "Lightning Talks" sessions; five minutes of presentation followed by five minutes of discussion... Lots of opportunities for everybody to present ideas, solutions, and problems.

    January 23, 2014

  • David H.

    Notes from my Lightning talk:

    Tuckman's stages of group development.

    - Form
    - The team forms and comes together initially
    - Initial period of politeness while forming
    - "Honeymoon" period
    - Storm
    - Personalities come out
    - Conflict arise over differing ideals
    - Roles within the teams are being sorted out
    - Norm
    - A mutual plan converges and forms
    - Relaxing of individual ideals - Perform
    - Able to get a job done smoothly and efficiently
    - Communication barriers a reduced

    To be continued....

    January 22, 2014

  • Pete W.

    And a couple of people have responded off-list. I'll make sure there is some pizza and soft drinks available - AND there will be PRIZES!

    January 18, 2014

    • Jace B.

      Sounds good! I'll vote for a pitcher of diet cola.

      January 21, 2014

  • Jace B.

    I'm going to give a brief introduction to "Airborne Test Coverage".

    January 21, 2014

  • phil k.

    Sorry, can't make this, heading up north for some on-site testing

    January 20, 2014

  • Ryan P.

    You get 5 minutes to talk + 5 minutes for follow-up questions/discussion?

    January 9, 2014

    • Ryan P.

      Sounds good. I would like to try and make it to this and speak.

      January 9, 2014

    • Pete W.

      Awesome! The more, the merrier!

      January 9, 2014

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