Lightning Talks @ YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida (‎amalia‎) on 20/07/16 17:57

Even if the call for speakers ended, you can still get your 5 minutes of fame on the YAPC::Europe 2016 stage!

Submit a LIGHTNING TALK on (almost) any topic at

R Geoffrey Avery is running the Lightning Talk Tracks, it's gonna be super fun! ‪#‎yapceu2016‬

Lightning talk info for YAPC::EU first-timers:

A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.

The YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) 19100 Conference came up with the term “lightning talk” at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The term was first coined by Mark Jason Dominus in June 2000.

The practice of lightning talks was first known to be used at the Python Conference in 1997, but was not named until the YAPC 19100 Conference.

The goal of lightning talks is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. These concise and efficient talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience, convey key information, and allow for several presenters to share their ideas in a brief period of time