I Heart Books: Lightning Talks & Book Swap

Caktus Group

108 Morris St. Suite 2 · Durham, NC

How to find us

The Caktus Tech Space is located in Downtown Durham near the Cupcake Bar and Durham Arts Council. There is street parking as well as a paid parking lot across the street. The Durham Centre Parking garage is just around the corner.

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Despite working in digital, do you still love holding physical books? Would you like to learn about favorite books of others and maybe pick up some new-to-you books? And get rid of your old books taking up shelf space?

Join us for a fun evening of lightning talks and a book swap at the Caktus Tech Space in Durham, NC.

Lightning talks are 5-minute long, fast-paced talks, where each presenter gets only 20 slides, and the slides automatically advance every 15 seconds. The brevity of these talks make them focused and informative. For this event, we’ll ask you to provide a few highlights from your favorite UX-related book. This will help others discover whether it’s the right book for them to read.

Call for Speakers:
Please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/tAcXJCGbbniJV8ra2 . We’ll be hosting the event on Monday, February 12, 2018. Please submit by Friday, January 5, 2018, 11:59pm EST. We’ll be announcing speakers on January 10, 2018.

The book swap will be going on before and after lightning talks. Bring books related to UX, tech, and career development to give away. Pick up books that sound interesting to you. Any books not taken will be donated to the Wake and Durham County libraries.

• 6:15-6:45 – Sign-in, grab snacks, network and check out books
• 6:45-7:45– Intro + lightning talk presenters
• 7:45-8:15 – More networking and book swapping
Some of us will be heading out for a late dinner after the event – feel free to join us!

RSVP on either the Triangle UXPA Book Club page or the LTUX Durham page (RSVP to only one please!). If the event fills up, you will automatically be put on the waitlist. If someone changes their RSVP to “No” the earliest person on waitlist will be notified that their RSVP has been upgraded from “Waitlist” to “Yes”.

Sponsors: Caktus Consulting Group, Triangle UXPA, Ladies that UX Durham

We follow Triangle UXPA’s code of conduct (https://triuxpa.org/code-of-conduct/) for this event.