Last night NWUG held an evening of Lightning Talks at Madlab in Manchester. These are small talks that last up to 10 minutes long or can be run in the Pecha Kucha format with 20 slides in 6 minutes (1 slide every 20 seconds).
For me lightning talks are brilliant. In one evening you get to hear a wide palette of topics, discover from a high level subjects you might like to explore afterwards. They gave the opportunity for first time speakers to presenting in front of a friendly audience. It showed what a diverse and healthy Drupal community we in Manchester. Attracting 25 people, it was also the best turnout we've had in a while.
There were so many stepping up to speak that we ran out of time. There will be more lightning talks at NWDUG in November, so perhaps if you were inspired or curious and would like to join us, come along next time and see what it's all about!
It's fair to say my wife has more creativity in her little finger than I have in my whole body. This evening she has transformed some spare tea towels, featuring self portraits by children of Puss Bank School in Macclesfield, into wonderful owls. They will be raffled at The Friends of Puss Bank Fashion show June 11th and Puss Bank Summer Fair 4th July. For more details please contact Friends of Puss Bank.
Every child at Puss Bank School drew a self portrait to be featured on tea towels, sold to raise funds for the school.
Now 2 tea towels have been transformed into limited edition owls.