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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 (October 1st, 7:30PM)

  • Kōdō, the Japanese Way of Incense (Katie)
  • The Evolution of Death (Daniel)
  • Cross-Platform Multiple Compiler Build System (Eryc)
  • Unearthing an 8-bit Dungeon (Jason)
  • Drum Machine Demo and Mechanized Rhythm (Michael)
  • Miniaturizing your projects - Techniques for using tiny little QFN surface mount components at home (Alden)
  • Linguistics topics or Naginata??? (TBA) (Ederlyn)
  • Using PGP web of trust to authenticate users??? (TBA) (Derek)

Past Lightning Talks