Tech Nottingham February 2019: Lightning Talks!

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Back by popular demand, this month the audience rises up and takes control with Lightning Talks!

Plus we've got free food and drinks provided at the event thanks to our generous sponsors Capital One, Cordius, Experian and MHR.

Everyone is welcome and there are no tickets required. Just turn up - it's free!


* Lightning Talks: The Audience Takes Over! *
by YOU!

This is the event where you take control - we'll be running lightning talks and anyone can speak!

* What Is A Lightning Talk? *

A lightning talk is a short talk, under five minutes on whatever subject you wish to speak about (Code of Conduct permitting!). At the start of the session the audience has time to come up, write their talk title on a post-it and stick it to the board and those talks make up our evening. If there are too many talks to fit in to the evening, we'll vote on our favourites.

For the audience it's a rapid-fire session where you'll learn loads and gain unique insight into the thoughts, ideas and passions of your peers.

For speakers it's a unique opportunity to speak your mind, try out a talk idea and boost your confidence in front of a friendly crowd. Since the talks are short, the pressure to prep and polish is low and you can focus on key ideas you want to share.

* Great Lightning Talks We've Seen *

- Elmer McCurdy, who died in 1911 but wasn't buried until 1977
- How an innocent pie inadvertently broke an infrastructure project
- Becoming a better developer with porridge

For inspiration, you can see some examples in this blog post ( about a previous Lightning Talks session at Tech Nottingham.

* Slides? *

You may prepare a few slides but it's totally optional; if you have some, they must be in Powerpoint, Google Slides or Keynote format and be shared in the #lightning-talks channel on the Tech Nottingham Slack group before the talks start (we'll be running them all from the same laptop so we don't waste time doing battle with the TV), or you're most welcome to send them to us privately.


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