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First Thursdays: How to Craft a Lightning Talk
First Thursdays are a new R-Ladies Meetup format! We've had requests for Meetups that are earlier in the evening (like right after work) and so we'll be testing this format starting now! Meet us: at the WeWork Universal North front desk (someone should have a purple balloon) - Aim to arrive between 5:00 and 5:20pm. If you can't arrive before 5:20, please join us after the event at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe at 6:30pm. This Month's Topic: Lightning Talks! Tips and Strategies for Crafting a Lightning Talk. A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. One of our goals with R-Ladies DC is to encourage more gender diversity in conference speaking lineups. A great way to get started with speaking at conferences or Meetups is the lightning talk format. Come learn about or share your experiences with delivering lightning talks! Schedule: 5:00-5:20pm Chat, and Wait for everyone to arrive 5:30-6:15pm Tips and Strategies for Crafting a Lightning Talk 6:30-7:30pm Hang out at Kramer Books FAQ: If I don't identify as female, non-binary or gender minority, can I still attend? -- Yes, we ask only that you make an effort to invite a co-worker or friend who is female or a gender minority. If your invite doesn't pan out, then we say, "thank you for spreading the good word! please attend, and try again next time!" R-Ladies DC is part of the R-Ladies Global organization. Please review our Code of Conduct before attending your first event with us:

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