[clug] October CLUG - Thursday Oct 22 - Lightning talks - short focused fun for all

Paul Harvey csirac2 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 07:36:05 UTC 2015

I've been playing with btrfs & ZFS for a while now, I even have people
using and complaining about my snapshot
management/transport/pruning/measuring scripts I put up on github :)

Filesystems aren't a terribly exciting topic of course, so in that
sense a 5 minute limit would be a great way to focus on just
convincing people that btrfs & ZFS allow for some amazingly nifty

Sadly though I'm not going to know until closer to the night whether
I'll be able to attend.

On 8 October 2015 at 14:09, Steven Hanley <sjh at svana.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2015 at 12:55:13PM +1100, Bob Edwards wrote:
>> On 08/10/15 12:33, Steven Hanley wrote:
>> >All
>> >
>> >So no one keen on this idea?
>> >
>> >No proposals/talks reeceived so far.
>> >
>> >Also I have just realised I will be in Adelaide that day so can not attend
>> >the meeting.
>> >
>> >     See You
>> >         Steve
>> >
>> I actually find lightning talks somewhat frustrating. I understand that
>> some find it a source of entertainment, and in a large audience you have
>> different audience dynamics to contend with, but I wonder how effective
>> they are at getting ideas and information across? Maybe I am just
>> getting old...
>> I would be happy to do a short (5 - 10min) talk or two on stuff that
>> I am working on. I don't really want the "pressure" of keeping it to
>> whatever the stupidly short time limit is that lightning talks usually
>> go for, and I think that a short question time at the end (of each
>> talk) is useful.
>> I'd think maybe a 15 min. slot with up to 10 mins of presentation and
>> time for questions might be a more useful format for a smaller
>> gathering like CLUG.
> That is along the lines of what I would like to see, some format that could
> encourage a few more people to talk baout interesting stuff they are working
> on/involved with, some feedback time.  The idea of lightning talks is to
> present an idea to a large audience and then they can chase you up for a
> chat one on one later.  However in a venue like CLUG it would indeed
> probably work better to a) not limit with a counter/timer to 5 minutes and
> b) encoruage some questions/discussion for each speaker.
> Am hoping something along these lines could encourage a few people who are
> not keen on talking for 50 minutes or more to discuss some cool stuff they
> are involved with and we get a few good discussion topics from a single night
> of a few presentations.
>         See You
>             Steve
>> I could talk on:
>>  - building a portable "FreedomBox"-like appliance
>>  - writing a small recursive YAML parser in C (for fun)
>>  - hacking on FOSS games for Linux (something I know little about...)
>>  - other stuff
>> I will/can be there on the 22nd.
>> cheers,
>> Bob Edwards.
>> >On Thu, Oct 01, 2015 at 05:29:18PM +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
>> >>All
>> >>
>> >>After BCG's excellent talk on linux audio software we are going to try
>> >>something a bit different this month.
>> >>
>> >>So lightening talks have been presented at most linux.conf.au events in
>> >>recent years, there is an example page describing them and the 2007 lca
>> >>(Sydney) plan here
>> >>
>> >>https://www.linux.org.au/conf/2007/LightningTalks.html
>> >>
>> >>Format, we set up a timer visible to all at the front of the room counting
>> >>down from 5 minutes to 0. You have that time in which to present
>> >>something (hopefully) interesting to everyone at CLUG.
>> >>
>> >>It can be on any fun, hacking, linux, hardware, open source, geeky thing you
>> >>want to talk about.
>> >>
>> >>I will line up with Bob to have a computer we can display slides (pdf, or
>> >>open office presenter format) if you need them. (possibly the computer built
>> >>into the lectern)
>> >>
>> >>Please email me (or the list) with a talk or multiple talks if you want to
>> >>get involved, good practice to sharpen presentation skills and staying on
>> >>topic in limited time.  Also useful to get the word out to convince people
>> >>to get involved or hacking on something interesting if you think it is of
>> >>interest to others.  Or to show of cool geeky ideas or talk about events or
>> >>whatever people may want to get invovled in.
>> >>
>> >>    See You
>> >>        Steve
>> >>
>> >>--
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>> >>but just don't try to disengage me
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