What are we trying to fix? Do you think most meetups are a little slow and a lot of time is taken up with long speeches? Do you think there is a barrier to getting your teams experience in front of other people? Do you think you would like to speak in front of your peers but never have the chance or enough material? Want to try out some crazy theory or even some humour with a group of smart people?
Who might want to come along? We are looking for enthustiastic change addicts to speak and try out new ideas, crack some Agile jokes or vent on recurring problems in bite sized 5 minute slots.
How this will run? To avoid same old same old waffle and induced sleep, each event will be an "Open Mike" opportunity for people to speak for 5 minutes on any topic related ways of working. If you feel you want to speak on the spur of the moment you can if a slot is free. Because you only have 5 mins the topics can include anything you wish from T shaped workers to anarchic or Data led decision making, remote working etc etc. Each slot will end on time with a limited Q&A sessionm.
There will be a chance to mingle at the end. If we get sponsorship there will be a prize for the most thought provoking speaker. We will follow this with an opportunity to mingle.
Warning: You will be free to present in any way you wish but you will get 5 minutes including set up time, so don't bring that massive PowerPoint on a stick! Also if you speak we would prefer if you stay the end and mingle - it's just a courtesy thing.