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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: [APACHECON] Question about Lightning Talks
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:46:06 GMT
As I said, it is completely at the discretion of the MC. I'm just saying
that is one rationale. It's not like there's policy on this
On Jun 12, 2016 17:38, "Roman Shaposhnik" <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> 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
> demonstrated).
>
> Thanks,
> Roman.
>

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