HacDC Lightning Talks V: Call for Speakers

HacDC Lightning Talks are back! Our fifth round of talks will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in the auditorium at St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC). Twelve speakers will talk for five minutes each on a wide range of topics – in the past we’ve had talks ranging from digital signal processing and DIY cyborg implants to the best food near HacDC and the evolution of death. Anything is fair game, and hey, five minutes goes by in a flash – anyone can do this!

To submit a talk topic proposal, please email hidden; JavaScript is required with a title and brief description.

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

We’ll have a projector, microphone, and speakers set up. You’re welcome to use (or eschew) any visual aids, including slides and physical objects. We would like to record (video and still photography) talks when speakers are amenable, but if you’d rather not
have your talk recorded, you may opt out and give an off-the-record talk.