With Christmas and the New Year rushing all to rapidly by I've not managed to
arrange a talk this month, so we will open up the floor to Lightning Talks
again. Last month we had a couple of impromptu ones that opened up discussion,
so if you are unsure about doing one just think of it as opening up discussion
to the floor rather than just a table :-)
These are 5 minute talks with 2 minutes for questions afterwards (give or take,
if there is time available there's no need to cut short a good discussion!).
The subject can be anything related to Linux and Open Source, and I would
encourage anyone to consider doing something whatever your level of experience.
Nobody knows everything, and it is just as valuable to hear about a new user's
journey as it is to hear an in depth technical talk (it is a good reminder of
where we all started and problems experienced users overlook).
To get you thinking here are a few suggested areas:
- How you found Linux and what you like or would like to improve.
- A new piece of software you have found and have found useful.
- A problem you are having and would like help with.
- A fun new gadget that works with or runs Linux.
There is no need to put together slides, and with just 5 minutes to fill the
preparation is minimal (or just wing it!). In fact there is no real pressure to
fill the full 5 minutes even, if you have a tip to share the conversation will
start and time will fly by!
All things being equal and with a following wind I plan to do a quick "How to
quit Vim" Lightning Talk.