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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: [APACHECON] Question about Lightning Talks
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:38:31 GMT
On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> Another important reason to forbid slides is that one point of lightning
> talks is to offer the stage to people that would not otherwise give a talk.
> Thus, keeping the bar as low as possible encourages people to step up who
> haven't necessarily prepared anything ahead of time.

Yes, but forbid? Why? If somebody wants one or two slides in PDF why not
make it an option? Be draconian in the deadline of when you need a PDF
(since it has to be stitched into a single slide deck on a single
laptop) but otherwise
I see no danger.

It does place more burden on the organizer of the session (as last
ApacheCON has


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