Another new initiative for DevDays! This year we are introducing lightning talks!
This means we welcome any conference delegate to give a 10 minute lightning talk on any subject relating to Qt.
Ideas might include:
- Showing off an application you developed with Qt
- Pitching an idea for a feature you would like to see in Qt
- Describing a cool way you solved a problem in Qt
- Amazing us with a debugging technique you use when developing Qt applications
It's your call as long as a Qt developer would find it interesting.
The lightning talks will be strictly time-controlled and delivered, one after the other.
Further, to ensure that all talks are truly lightning and well-presented, we will offer prizes for the best talks as voted on by the attendees. Points to consider:
- Originality/ Innovation: How original/innovative the talk was
- Presentation: How well it was presented
- Overall Value: How worthwhile it was to listen to. Did you - become a better person? - learn how to fix something you have been struggling with for years? - change your mind on a key issue? and so on....
Listeners to each talk will vote in these three categories. Winners of each category will be announced during the closing session.
The small print:
- Proposing a lightning talk will not get you a free ticket to Qt DevDays
- Doing a lightning talk will, however, get you an additional 5 drink tickets for the party
- Offering a lightning talk will not guarantee you a slot, as we only have a limited number of lightning talk slots available.
- Anyone going to the conference can participate, including sponsors, co-hosts, and speakers.
We expect a good competition from the above list, but we would still love to see "outsiders" join the fun, so don't be intimidated!
Deadline: September 25 (Berlin); October 18 (San Francisco)