2013 Lightning Talks Signup

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Sign up for Lightning Talks!!

Lightning talks are scheduled on all three days of the conference. A lightning talk is a fast-paced 5 minute talk on a topic of your choosing. Sign-ups for lightning talks will open immediately following the first keynote.

Mark Jason Dominus has a nice page about lightning talks, which includes this summary of why you might want to do one:

Maybe you've never given a talk before, and you'd like to start small. For a Lightning Talk, you don't need to make slides, and if you do decide to make slides, you only need to make three.

Maybe you're nervous and you're afraid you'll mess up. It's a lot easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly.

Maybe you don't have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast about something you 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 thirty minutes.

You might also like Mark Fowler's's Advice for Giving a Lightning Talk.

Have something to add but didn't get a chance to do it in Chicago? Consider signing up to present at the Virtual Lightning Talks on April 3rd, 2013.


Those who already have presentation slots, please hold off and give those without slots lightning talk chances, to spread around the opportunity to talk to the conference.

Tuesday, 4:20-5:20pm [12 slots]

Enter Name -- Title of Talk

  1. Cynthia Ng / RULA Bookfinder
  2. Julien Gibert - turning a solr response into a rdf file
  3. Bill Dueber -- Datamart report generator at UMich
  4. Jonathan Rochkind -- bento_search
  5. Ross Singer - How are you managing copyright?
  6. Masao Takaku - saveMLAK project for two years - http://savemlak.jp/
  7. Jon Stroop - Loris Image Server
  8. Eric Nord - Candybars for bugs
  9. Megan O'Neill Kudzia -- games for pedagogy in the library
  10. Geoffrey Boushey - GEDI reference app for Inter Library Loan
  11. john sarnowski - Audio archiving with full text search
  12. George Campbell - three.js: 3D Objects in the browser

Wenesday, 4:20-5:20pm [12 slots]

Enter Name -- Title of Talk

  1. Jeremy Morse -- mPach: Publishing directly into HathiTrust
  2. Steven Bassett -- RWD Retrofit
  3. Demian Katz - gamebooks.org, Geeby-Deeby, and the Dime Novel Bibliography Project.
  4. Rachel Frick -- LODLAM Summit 2013 and Challenge
  5. Kenny Ketner -- Occam's Reader
  6. Al Cornish - Orbis Cascade Alliance Shared ILS Project
  7. Makoto Okamoto -- Crowd Funding for Library in Japan
  8. Ryan Rotter -- HathiTrust ingest tools
  9. Rosalyn Metz -- What I learned while I was away
  10. Nettie Lagace -- recent cool fun NISO activities
  11. chuck koscher-- Fundref
  12. Andromeda Yelton -- I'll get back to you on the title ;)

Thursday, 10:15-11:00am [9 slots]

Enter Name -- Title of Talk

  1. James Stuart - Taming Email
  2. Jason Casden and Cory Lown - My #HuntLibrary
  3. Steven Anderson - Details TBA
  4. Will Hicks - Metadata entry beyond usability
  5. Kelly Lucas - Real Drupal 7 OPAC w/ SolrMARC