Selected Lightning Talks
Ashley Whetter: sphix-autoapi: Generating documentation with static analysis
Katie McLaughlin: Django Translations for the next generation
Ashley DeSimone: EdkRepo: The Multi-Repo Tool
Sev Leonard: Semiconductor Physics Explained By Irate Avians
Anne Devan-Song: PythonPython: Data scientists solving human-snake conflict (CW: images of real snakes)
Wey-Han Liaw: PyCon TW and Why You
Thursday Bram: Technical Skills You Have that Political Campaigns Want
Luke Lee: Shipping Python Desktop Apps
Athan Spathas: Python >= Superglue: The Making of the Glass Beatstation
Yesenia Garcia: WIP: Data Dictionary
What are lightning talks, and should I give one?
- Lightning talks will take place on both main conference days, right after lunch, from 1:50PM to 2:20 PM.
- All lightning talks will be recorded and live streamed.
- A lightning talk is a five-minute talk where you quickly share a concept or bit of info you find interesting. Slides are not required.
- Lightning talks are a great way to practice public speaking, get people excited about your personal projects, and test interest in a conference proposal idea.
- Do you have an idea, want to talk about a new tool you are learning, or review a process? Then, yes! Sign up for a lightning talk. There will be a sign-up at registration.
- PyCascades is aiming to have a a balanced mix of speakers therefore we’ll be using two buckets where folks can self-identify their speaking experience as ‘new’ or ‘experienced’ to submit. A thoughtful title, a sentence blurb, contact info to follow up, and notes on if you have slides or not should be included in your submission.
- Lightning talks selection will happen in a relatively tight window during the conference. It is important to be responsive, ideally through the conference Slack #lightningtalks channel, to ensure if you are selected we get your materials and order for the speaking line up situated in a timely fashion.
- If you are interested in giving a lightning talk, be prepared! There is a great guide here.