Lightning Talks: The Audience Takes Over!
This is the event where you take control - we'll be running lightning talks and anyone (women and gender minorities preferred) can speak!
What is a Lightning Talk?
A lightning talk is a short talk, under five minutes on whatever subject you wish to speak about (Code of Conduct permitting!). At the start of the session the audience has time to come up, write their talk title on a post-it and stick it to the board and those talks make up our evening. If there are too many talks to fit in to the evening, we'll vote on our favourites.
For the audience it's a rapid-fire session where you'll learn loads and gain unique insight into the thoughts, ideas and passions of your peers.
For speakers it's a unique opportunity to speak your mind, try out a talk idea and boost your confidence in front of a friendly crowd. Since the talks are short, the pressure to prep and polish is low and you can focus on key ideas you want to share.
Great lightning talks we've seen
- A brief intro to ethics in dev
- What I learned building a crappy chatbot
- Becoming a better developer with porridge
For inspiration, you can see some examples in this blog post about a previous Lightning Talks session at Tech Nottingham.
You may prepare a few slides but it's totally optional, they must be in Powerpoint, Google Slides or Keynote format and be shared on the #wit-lightning-talks channel on the Tech Nottingham Slack group before the talks start (we'll be running them all from the same laptop so we don't waste time doing battle with the TV), or you're most welcome to send them to us privately.
Win Free Stuff At WiT Notts!
This month at Women in Tech we'll be giving away a copy of the book, Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black, the story about saving Bletchley Park, one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance.
Attend and tweet on the #WiTNotts hashtag to be in with a chance of winning this fascinating book!
We're also giving away a FREE ticket to Devopsdays London. Attend and tweet on the #WiTNotts hashtag "I want to go to #DevOpsDaysLDN!" to be in with a chance of winning!
Join in with the Nottingham Tech Community online
The conversation continues online in the Tech Nottingham Slack group, which is a bustling, friendly online community with a channel for (almost) everything you can think of from #pets-corner to #devcorner, #podcasts to #design and everything in between. We also have a dedicated #women-in-tech channel - we'd love to see you there!