[python-uk] London Dojo Idea: Module of the Month / Lightning Talks

Jonathan Hartley tartley at tartley.com
Tue Mar 20 00:44:29 CET 2012

On 19/03/2012 22:15, David Neil wrote:
> On 20/03/12 03:16, James Broadhead wrote:
>> On 19 March 2012 14:08, Jonathan Hartley<tartley at tartley.com>  wrote:
>>> On 19/03/2012 13:17, James Broadhead wrote:
>>>> Perhaps a "no interactive demos" rule would be good, as these always
>>>> take more time than you'd imagine.
>>> But I *like* interactive / live-coding demos! I'd rather make sure the
>>> speakers know they **will** be cut-off in mid-stride if they overrun 
>>> than
>>> attempting to govern duration by the fairly indirect proxy of talk 
>>> format.
>> So do I, but in my experience they're the easiest way for the
>> presenter to completely lose track of time. If we were talking about
>> two 7.5 minute talks, yes. For a 5-minute talk though ...
>> I quite liked the semi-interactive (pseudo-interactive?) presentation
>> shell from last time's default argument talk, in that it managed to
>> replace slides with alternating printed code examples and running code
>> (without the presenter touching the keyboard). {Was a link to that
>> shared around?}
> Why place limits?

The primary purpose of the meeting is not the lightning talks, although 
they are a welcome bonus - but they eat into time for the remainder of 
the dojo.

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