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Registration Open for SpreeConf Lightning Talks!

Posted on May 01, 2013 by Lynne Brehmer

The SpreeConf Lightning Talks registration is now open to all SpreeConf DC registrants! The Lightning Talks are always one of the highlights of SpreeConf. The talks range from being on the more serious side to making you laugh out loud in your seat. The speakers usually include a variety of experienced and first time presenters. If you have something you’d like to share with the SpreeConf audience about Ruby on Rails, e-commerce, Spree, or open source in general then the SpreeConf Lightning Talks are a great place to do it.

How do the Lightning Talks work?

The Lightning Talks will take place at the end of the first day of SpreeConf on Monday, May 20th at the Studio Theatre (the conference venue). Each talk will be limited to five minutes. You can use slides or any other props you’d like in your presentation. If you are using slides, we just ask that you send them to us a few days before the conference so we can consolidate them onto one laptop to help reduce speaker transition time.

Why would I want to do a SpreeConf Lightning Talk?

The SpreeConf Lightning Talks are a great opportunity to spread the word about the subject of your choice to an audience of developers, designers, store owners, and investors in the Ruby and e-commerce space. The duration of each talk is short so it’s ideal for topics where you can get your point across quickly. You could use the time to invite people to help you with a project, or discuss a new technology that you’ve found really useful, or ask for help with a problem you’ve been grappling with. Lightning talks are also a great chance for first time presenters to get their feet wet speaking in front of an audience.

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up for the Lightning Talks just add your name and talk title to the list here. We’ll let you know the week prior to SpreeConf if your talk has been selected.

And if you haven’t registered for SpreeConf yet, there’s still time! Tickets are selling fast though so make sure to register soon.

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