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The Return Of Lightning Talks

You asked for it- you got it! Lightning talks are back! This event will mark a year of DUMBO Developers meetups, so lets bring it on back to you. We have had some amazing speakers in the past year but now lets hear what's new in the community!

Lightning Talks

Have a project you've been hacking on, an interesting experience, a best practice or other topic you want to discuss? Bring it on! Time is limited so try to keep it short and sweet.

SIGN UP BY COMMENTING BELOW with a name for your talk and how long it will take (max 10 minutes). We will start with the shortest talk and end with the longest (if there's time) and I will be keeping a stopwatch this time!

Notes:

* Starts at 12 NOON
* Pizza and Beverages will be served!

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea! I'd be happy to give a talk, I'll just propose two and you can pick whichever seems most appropriate/interesting:

    #1: Email Batching (as a Service): How constant email distractions can be bad for productivity and flow, and how to start batching emails to take back your time. I'll mention as the final step my free service I recently wrote, batchedinbox.com. (5 mins)

    #2: Freelancing for Developers (or How I Quit a Startup to Work 10 Hours a Week): The quick pros and cons of freelancing specific to developers and a brief overview of how it works. (10 mins)

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey there, it doesn't look like I'm going to make it to this event, but in case anyone is interested in going part-time / freelancing, I've compiled the resources I would base the talk off of at http://mikerooney.row...­

      June 14, 2013

  • Heather W.

    Name of Talk: Why Everyone Should Juggle Everyday
    Length: 5 minutes (or 10 minute version, more fun, see below)

    I'm a mobile developer but I also teach juggling for fitness. While not a tech project, it's relevant because it's a way to exercise and relieve stress in a startup (at the desk or in a small space). I'd need 5 minutes to do a lightning talk - if we up it to 10 minutes I can teach everyone to juggle as well.

    No worries if this is not desired and too off-topic! Just thought I'd offer.

    2 · May 10, 2013

  • Jeff E.

    Title: Rooooooots
    Length: 10-15mins

    Overview and demo of roots, a static site build tool and front-end framework I work on. Live codez. Good times.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Stacey M.

    Title: Verbal Douchebaggery
    Length: 5 mins

    Micro-conversion. Momfluentials. Millennials. Ideation. Low hanging fruit. Digital Divide. Scalable. Time to stop committing the despised act of verbal douchebaggery - of which we have all been guilty ( its not just for the new biz and marketing folk ... ). Let's start speaking human to each other again and adopt a project taxonomy to avoid vagueness and confusion.

    May 10, 2013

    • Robert J W.

      Hey, I'm interested in hearing about the concept of project taxonomies, but not the title if you wouldn't mind switching it up. Don't really feel its necessary to infer anyone is a "douche bag" to get the point across.

      May 13, 2013

  • Evan J.

    Title: Trouble with transactions
    Length: 5 minutes

    Transactions provide a powerful and easy-to-use abstraction for writing concurrent programs. At least that is the conventional wisdom (ignoring performance and scalability concerns). I spent 4.5 years at MIT researching distributed systems that provide transactions, based on this belief. However, since I've transitioned to writing applications that *use* databases, I've learned that using transactions aren't always as obvious as you might expect.

    1 · May 10, 2013

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