The feedback I got Friday was that the idea is sound but the timing is not great. I'm canceling today's scheduled virtual lightning talks and will reschedule for the last week of April or the first week of May. I'll send out another message when the date is set.
On Mar 28, 2011, at 10:08 AM, Peter Murray wrote:
> One of the highlights of the Code4Lib annual meeting is the “lightning talk” rounds. A lightning talk is a fast-paced 5 minute talk on a topic of the presenter’s choosing. They are usually scheduled on an ad-hoc, first-come-first-served basis on the day of the event. They are an opportunity to provide a platform for someone who is just getting started with public speaking, who wants to ask a question or invite people to help with a project, or for someone to boast about something he or she did or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up a full session timeslot.
> “Virtual Lightning Talks” replicates this conference activity online in a virtual meeting environment. Each one-hour block consists of 10 six-minute sessions (one minute for the presenter to take control of the virtual meeting environment and test audio followed by a five minute presentation). Presenters show their work by sharing their entire desktop; the presentation can consist of slides, web browser, command-line shell, or any other application that can be shown on the desktop.
> The first round will be on April 4th at 1:30pm Eastern U.S. Daylight Time. You can read more information and sign up to be a presenter or attendee at:
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