Lightning talks are awesome. Meetups are awesome. Put the two together and you get the Front Endgineers Lightning Talks Evening; awesomeness squared and a whole lot of fun.
5-7 minute long lightning talks are the perfect way for experienced speakers to try out some slides or a new idea: and they are also the perfect introduction to public speaking for any novice speakers in our community, as you can talk about anything connected to your passion for front end technologies - even if it’s a rather loose connection. Talks can be about one of your own open source projects; a software problem you’ve encountered; a review of a really good conference, book or article; a summary of your first year as a developer/engineer; your biggest success so far…
We’re taking the opportunity to make the evening a social meetup too so thanks to our generous sponsors we’ll be providing refreshments (pizza, beer, soft drinks… the details are being finalised) and the opportunity to meet and chat with other members of the community before and after the talks.
Please do sign up now to make sure of a place at the evening. Then if you have a short talk you’d like to try out email Maggie Cranford at [masked] or message her via the meetup to book a slot and to make arrangements for any slides you’d like to use in your talk. Please give her the title of your talk, and your full name so we can build the running order. As mentioned above, talks should generally be around 5-7 minutes. The maximum for each talk would be 10 minutes.
We really do strongly recommend that you give a talk on the evening! Not only have many top conference speakers started by giving a lightning talk at meetups, but the format of lots of short talks is also fast and fun, the audience is supportive and friendly (after all, lots of them will be speaking for the first time too) and 5 minutes really isn’t all that long.
Doors open 6:15
First talk 6:30
We’ll fit in as many talks as we can but will be closing the evening by 8:45.
Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here: http://blog.recworks.co.uk/ (http://recworks.co.uk/)