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One of the highlights of the Code4Lib annual meeting is the “lightning talk”
rounds. A lightning talk is a fast-paced 5 minute talk on a topic of the presenter’s choosing. They are usually scheduled on an ad-hoc, first-come-first-served basis on the day of the event. They are an opportunity to provide a platform for someone who is just getting started with public speaking, who wants to ask a question or invite people to help with a project, or for someone to boast about something he or she did or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up a full session timeslot.
“Virtual Lightning Talks” replicates this conference activity online in a virtual meeting environment. Each one-hour block consists of
10 six-minute sessions (one minute for the presenter to take control of the virtual meeting environment and test audio followed by a five minute presentation). Presenters show their work by sharing their entire desktop; the presentation can consist of slides, web browser, command-line shell, or any other application that can be shown on the desktop.
Code4Lib Virtual Lightning Talks is using [https://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/ Google Hangouts].
Viewers can watch the event streamed live via [https://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/onair.html Google Hangouts On Air].
will also be recorded for later viewing.
== Presenter Guidelines ==