Description: A night of discussions and micro-talks for those who break the mold of the JVM & Java ecosystem, and for those who aspire to do so. The JVM covers things like Java, Scala, Clojure, Jython, JRuby, and a lot of other amazing things.
6:00pm-6:30pm (30min) Eat network and come up with ideas for breakout talks
6:30pm-7:15pm (45min) Break out talks
7:15pm-7:25pm (10 min) Break, grab more food & drink
7:25pm-8:20pm (45 min) Lighting Talks (5 minutes each)
Dinner: Free taco bar & micro-brew selection
WHAT'S A LIGHTNING TALK?
Anyone and everyone is encouraged to give a lightning talk. A lightning talk is a time-boxed (5-minute) micro-presentation. It is your chance to tell your fellow developers about something that you'd like them to know or that you think they'll appreciate. The details:
1) Cannot be more than 5 minutes (we'll be timing and we'll tell you to sit down if you go over)
2) The topic:
a) should be something about which you are passionate.
b) doesn't have to be technical, but, given that we're all geeks, it should at least be geeky.
c) doesn't have to be your expertise.
4) You will have access to a projector, power and a wi-fi connection. Keep in mind that live demos are tricky to pull off - have a backup plan if your demo fails!
Hey, it's only 5 minutes ... what have you got to lose?