Lightning talks at your Drupal Meetup
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!