29/01/13 14:59 by Andrew Shitov (ash)
Dear YAPC::Europe attendees and those who is still considering attending it,
First of all, let me inform you that we are looking for volunteers who will lead the Partner programme. I hope that in a few weeks we will be able to announce the programme or its absence.
Then, a couple of days ago, R Geoffrey Avery, YAPC's permanent Lightning Talks organiser, opened submissions of lightning talks. There will be three lightning talk sessions, one at the end of each conference day. The three sessions of 60 minutes will include ten five-minute talks and short announces in-between.
To submit a lightning talk, please use our online submission form.
If you'd like to know more about what lightning talks are, please read the detailed description available on the site.
Just to list a few ideas for talks of that kind, here's a quote:
- Why my favorite module is X.
- I want to do cool project X. Does anyone want to help?
- Successful Project: I did project X. It was a success. Here's how you could benefit.
- Failed Project: I did project X. It was a failure, and here's why.
- Heresy: People always say X, but they're wrong. Here's why.
- You All Suck: Here's what is wrong with the our community.
- Call to Action: Let's all do more of X / less of X.
- Wouldn't it be cool if X?
- Someone needs to do X.
- Wish List.
- Why X was a mistake.
- Why X looks like a mistake, but isn't.
- What it's like to do X.
- Here's a useful technique that worked.
- Here's a technique I thought would be useful but didn't work.
- Why algorithm X sucks.
- Comparison of algorithms X and Y.
And now you may watch the recording of the first day of Lightning talks session from YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga.comments powered by Disqus