On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Nathaniel Talbott wrote:

> David Alan Black [mailto:dblack / candle.superlink.net] wrote:
>
> > Just to plant an idea in people's heads: we're thinking of
> > doing a poster session, i.e., a part of one room where
> > projects and proposals can be presented and distributed
> > throughout the conference.  This is a good way to let ideas
> > proliferate while taking the burden off the formal/linear
> > presentations.
>
> Not to burst anyone's bubble or anything, but I've never liked poster
> sessions. First of all, I stink at making posters, and second of all, I
> don't much like reading them either. Could be because the bright colors
> scare me, or it could be because I'm not the only geek who stinks at
> making them :-)
>
> Instead of (or perhaps in addition to) a poster session, I'd love to see
> a lightning talk session. http://perl.plover.com/lightning-talks.html
> (Pardon the reference to the 'P' language). While I've never been to
> one, it seems easy to put on, and good fun for everyone. Plus it feeds
> right in to our inability to concentrate on anything for more than a
> few....

Just to eliminate the P*  reference, this idea is per-existant in the
usenix world, where it is called the WIP (works in progress) session.
Each presenter is given ~5 minutes to present an idea they're currently
involved in implementing.

-pate

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> What were we talking about?
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>
> Nathaniel
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