Lightning talks are a maximum of 5 minutes long, on any topic of interest to other Python people. It doesn't have to be about something that you wrote, it can be something that you learned, or a technique you think other people will be interested in.
- You know that thing at work that everyone comes to you for help with? Talk about that!
- You know that thing you just learned that helped you out? Talk about that!
- You know that thing you always wish you understood, but haven't figured out yet? Talk about that!
Slides are encouraged but not required!
- "Everyone already knows THING_X"
- No, they don't.
- They think they do, but you have a better understanding than they do, and they will learn something.
- Even if they do, it's interesting to hear another person's explanation.
- "I’m not an expert at anything"
- You know more than you think you do.
- You don't have to be an expert, you just have to be interested enough to talk for 5 minutes.
- You can do a 1-minute lightning talk if you want.
- "It's scary talking in front of people"
- Yes, but you will feel really accomplished when you've done it.
- Folks at PyCon are super-friendly and is always welcoming of new speakers.
- Everyone is nervous speaking in public, even people you think are not.
- You can give a lightning talk without talking!
- "I have an idea but it's no good"
- It's a better idea than you think.
- Are there really any bad ideas for lightning talks? :)
Each day we put out poster boards next to the registration desk for people to submit their ideas. At lunch-time we select speakers who will be notified via email that they have a slot at that evening's lightning talks or the following morning's lightning talks.
- Friday, April 21, 5:45pm - 6:45pm MT
- Saturday, April 22, 8:00am - 8:50am MT
- Saturday, April 22, 5:45pm - 6:45pm MT
- Sunday, April 23, 8:00am - 8:50am MT