Event Night: ⚡Lightning Talks / Talk Practice Night! @ Metis

The New York Python Meetup Group
The New York Python Meetup Group
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Have you been looking for an opportunity to give a talk? This is your chance. We're doing Lightning Talks!

⚡⚡What is a Lightning Talk? ⚡⚡

A lightning talk...
• ... is a 5-minute talk on any topic, technical or not
• ... is often about something cool you just learned or some open source software you wrote.
• ... can have slides but it's not required
• ... doesn't need to be prepared, but could be
• ... can be given by ANYONE, even someone totally new to Python!

First-timers and first-time speakers are always welcome. Multiple talks per person are allowed (just make sure everyone else has a chance first!) Please no marketing pitches.

All attendees and talks must follow the NYC Python Code of Conduct, which governs all our spaces online and off. https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172

This event also is subject to the Metis Code of Conduct (below).

⚡⚡How do I give a talk ? ⚡⚡

Signing up in advance isn't required -- if you'd prefer, just show up and talk. The sign up sheet can be found here:


⚡⚡Event details ⚡⚡

Doors open at 6:00; first talk at 6:30; event ends at 8:00.

Refreshments and venue generously provided by Metis. Big THANK YOU to Metis!


👉Need an idea for a talk? The above spreadsheet includes talk ideas!

👉Want to see someone give a talk on a specific topic? Add a request to the spreadsheet above!

👉Want to know more about what to expect? Jessica Garson has written up some great advice on how to prepare and make the most of it! https://dev.to/jessicagarson/how-giving-lightning-talks-helped-me-gain-technical-confidence--2omm

👉Are you interested in being a speaker at a future NYC Python Talk Night? Giving a lightning talk is a great way to get involved with our community. Speak with an organizer at the event to let us know.


Metis Code of Conduct

Metis is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).

We do not tolerate harassment of students, staff, or visitors in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event including talks, workshops, parties, and other online media. Individuals and groups that do not abide by these rules will be asked to leave and, if necessary, prohibited from future events.

If you have any questions or you're made to feel uncomfortable by anyone on our campus or at one of our offsite events, please let one of the staff members know right away. The matter will be taken seriously and promptly addressed.