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Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 05:45 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Have you been looking for an opportunity to give a talk? This is your chance. Monthly Lightning Talks are BACK!

What is a Lightning Talk?

A lightning talk...
... is a 5-minute talk on any topic, technical or not
... is often about something cool you just learned or some open source software you wrote.
... can have slides but it's not required
... doesn't need to be prepared, but could be
... can be given by ANYONE, even someone totally new to Python!

First-timers & first-time speakers are always welcome. Multiple talks per person are allowed (just make sure everyone else has a chance first!) Please no marketing pitches.


All attendees & talks must follow the NYC Python Code of Conduct, which governs all our spaces online & off.


How do I give a talk ?

Signing up in advance isn't required -- if you'd prefer, just show up & talk. The sign up sheet can be found here:

Is this event recorded ?

NEW - We're simulcasting on YouTube Live! This is strictly opt-in, i.e. you should not feel pressure to be recorded or livestreamed.

Be mindful that Q&A during the livestream portion will also be captured on the livestream, & as an audience member your name may be -- but is generally not -- visible, so take any precautions you need to feel comfortable, like turning off your video or changing your screen name.

Event details

Announcements & chit-chat at 5:45pm; livestream / first talk starts at 6pm; non-livestreamed talk practice follows; event ends at 7:00pm.


Need an idea for a talk? The above spreadsheet includes talk ideas!

Want to see someone give a talk on a specific topic? Add a request to the spreadsheet above!

Want to know more about what to expect? Jessica Garson has written up some great advice on how to prepare & make the most of it!

Are you interested in being a speaker at a future NYC Python Talk Night? Giving a lightning talk is a great way to get involved with our community. Speak with an organizer at the event to let us know.

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