Friday, December 01, 2006

An abundance of lightning talks

The lightning talk session is invariably one of the more popular blocks at PyCon. Lightning talks have a strict 5-minute time limit, so ten or eleven talks fit into an hour and the audience learns about several projects or ideas very quickly. The short length also forces speakers to dispense with preliminaries and concentrate on
two or three major points. Speakers like lightning talks because they're easy to prepare; three or four slides, perhaps a quick demo, and you're done.

This is why PyCon 2007 will have four lightning talk sessions.
  • Friday, 12:45 PM (during lunch; sponsors have first priority).
  • Friday, 5:30 PM.
  • Saturday, 5:55 PM.
  • Sunday, 4:25 PM.

The lunchtime session on Friday is for PyCon sponsors to give lightning talks about their product, job openings, or whatever they wish.

See the LightningTalks wiki page for information on signing up to be a speaker.

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