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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: [APACHECON] Question about Lightning Talks
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:47:29 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:06 PM, Shane Curcuru <> wrote:
> As a regular LightningTalk MC at ApacheCon / Apache Big Data, we look
> for a mix of talks, often focusing on the community and humor aspects.
> Talks are 5 minutes, with a timer.  Slides are not allowed unless you're
> Rich Bowen (or, can promise to be as informative *and* amusing as Rich is!).
> Sometimes we have the "Fast Feather" track, which is the 15 minute
> format William notes below; that usually focuses on Incubating projects.
>  It depends on the ApacheCon program if we run that or not.
> Volunteering to help review talks, work with projects to suggest
> track-days, and the like can also be a big help.  Currently, Rich is the
> ASF liaison to the Linux Foundation team that actually manages the whole
> ApacheCon planning process.
> Separately, the Podling Shark Tank sessions at the past
> ApacheCon|BigData in Vancouver were popular, contact Roman if your
> content would fit in that format.
> ApacheCon past audio recordings (selected talks):
> ApacheCon|BigData 2016 videos (keynotes only; that's all that attracted
> sponsors to help fund)

And to pile on top of Shane's excellent answer: keep in mind that
Podling Shark Tank
wasn't some grand plan but rather a session submitted via regular CFP
of the conference.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this: whatever your crazy idea --
just submit it! ;-)


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