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* Speakers:
* The future of space-based lidar (Brian)
** The future of space-based lidar (Brian)

Unconfirmed Speakers:
* Unconfirmed Speakers:
* ??? (Elliot)
** ??? (Elliot)
* ??? (Timball)
** ??? (Timball)

== Past Lightning Talks ==
== Past Lightning Talks ==

Revision as of 11:00, 18 October 2009



HacDC Lightning Talks sessions feature 12 speakers, each talking for 5 minutes. Topics can be anything of interest to the speaker. Speakers submit their ideas for approval, and 12 topics are chosen for a given session. Rejected topics may be resubmitted for any future session. To submit a talk topic proposal, please email me a title and brief description (if not self explanatory) at dp - at - danielpacker - dot - org or say hello on #hacdc on freenode (my nick is obscurite).

Why would you want to do a lightning talk?

  • To show off a project
  • Let people know what you're into
  • Get feedback on an idea
  • Practice talking about a particular topic
  • Practice public speaking in a nonthreatening way
  • Find project contributors/volunteers/members

Next Lightning Talks (Tues., Nov. 17th @ 7:30PM)


  • Speakers:
    • The future of space-based lidar (Brian)

  • Unconfirmed Speakers:
    • ??? (Elliot)
    • ??? (Timball)

Past Lightning Talks

HacDC Lightning Talks I: October 1st, 2009

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We packed the house with smiling hackers at the first monthly HacDC Lightning Talks! The talks were awesome and so were the cookies! Thanks to everyone who participated and made this a success. Next month will be even better organized with more space, better arrangement, more advance scheduling, and video recording.

  • Speakers:
    • Unearthing an 8-bit Dungeon (Jason)
    • Kōdō, the Japanese Way of Incense (Katie)
    • Cross-Platform Multiple Compiler Build System (Eryc)
    • The Solenoid Beat: towards a mechanical drum machine w/ MIDI controller (Michael)
    • I CAN HAZ LOLSPEAK?: Examining LOLspeak through linguistics. (Ederlyn)
    • After the End of the World: Lessons We Can Learn from the Black Death (Benjamin)
    • A few minutes about cache coherency (Andrew)
    • Miniaturizing your projects - Techniques for using tiny little QFN surface mount components at home (Alden)
    • The Last Gasp of the Time Capsule (Luke)
    • Building a Sailboat in Five Days (Andrew J)
    • The Evolution of Death (Daniel)
  • Cancelled/Postponed:
    • Daimoku (Rodney
    • Remembrancer (Alberto)
    • Using PGP web of trust to authenticate users??? (Derek)
    • Developing Firefox Extensions (looking at Greasemonkey as an example) (Nikolas)
    • A 5 Minute Discourse On The Exploration Of Mercury And The MESSENGER Flyby Discoveries (Indy)

Other Hackerspace Lightning Talks

* Noisebridge Five Minutes of Fame
* Lightning Talks at MetaLab, Vienna (2008-11-15)