[kwlug-disc] "What Linux Distro Should I Use?"

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed May 5 23:40:54 EDT 2010


On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> > Recently I heard Richard give this talk in five minutes. It was pretty
> > excellent. That leads me to believe that this might be a good final
> > talk for the June meeting, if Richard or somebody was willing to risk
> > his or her life by giving it.
>
> Er.  Thanks?  I wasn't too "ranty"?  I'll reprise this talk for June
> if nobody objects.  I'll add some slides for visual interest and keep
> it to five minutes.  The regulars can use that time for a bio-break.
>

There is actually something called "lightning talks" that was first invented
at some Python conference. Topics are 10 minutes, and focused on one
particular thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Talk

We did something similar at DrupalCon for the core summit, with around
120 people submitting 10-15 minute topics in 4 or so slides, and then a few
were selected among them.

http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/core-developer-summit

So, this can be a useful vehicle. I would use it for an audience that is
more focused on a particular topic though, not for newbies. Unless we
want to show the breadth of topics and presenters or some such.
-- 
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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