The second iteration of the HacDC Lightning Talks was a blast, featuring a bunch of top notch talks on subjects like space based lidar, local and Japanese cuisine, open source rapid prototyping, DSPs, websites as unix, DIY panoramic photos, light synths, Firefox extensions, XMPP, GPGPU brute forcing, web markup parsing, and x86 disassembly.
Many improvements were made over the first talks including more seating room, video recording, flatter cookies, and better talk transitions with Q&A. Afterward a dozen or so attendees had fun mingling at a local pub. Big thanks to the speakers and folks who helped set up and run the event. Next talks coming up in late January 2010 and we’re now accepting talk proposals, so start thinking.
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