[Tetherless-ugrad] Special TWed this Weds (25 Apr): Grad Student Lightning Talks! (EVERYONE READ)
erickj4 at rpi.edu
Mon Apr 23 15:40:51 EDT 2012
FYI, Tim won the prize for going last, with Ankesh a close second, but
Ankesh beat him by 1min with the Google Form version
Since I specified email entries first, Tim wins. But please use the
Web form from now on;)
On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM, John Erickson <erickj4 at rpi.edu> wrote:
> "There is always something happening on Wednesday nights in the
> Tetherless World!" <http://tw.rpi.edu/web/twed>
> This week we've planned an extra-special TWed session: Grad student
> "lightning talks!"
> These lightning talks will be VERY short --- 3 minute!* --- summaries
> BY YOU of YOUR current research work, without "props" (no slides and
> only brief "crib notes"). This TWed will be a bit like the
> round-the-table introductions during a TWC "All Hands" meeting,
> * you'll describe your work from the front of the room
> * there will be a timer and a bell
> * your talk is not only about WHAT you're doing but WHY
> * you'll get applause at the end!
> To paraphrase "Giving Lightning Talks" <http://bit.ly/AC6jok>, ..."the
> point (of a lightning talk) is to make a point, and explain it as
> quickly as possible. That's it. Understand? Too many lightning talks
> forget this. They get caught up in the whole idea of providing
> background information or explaining other issues..."
> An easy way to think about this is: imagine you have three minutes in
> a hallway to convince Pres. Jackson that your work was important. What
> would you say to her?
> See this helpful guide
> <http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html> BUT remember
> that there will be NO SLIDES on Weds; this is about getting up and
> clearly describing your work.
> Consider this an "All Hands" if you are in Troy or can Skype in.
> A REQUEST: Please send me an email stating the title of your Lightning
> Talk. Speakers will speak in REVERSE order of me receiving the emails,
> so the FIRST person to email me with a topic speaks LAST, etc... If
> there are Undergrads who would like to try this, please let me know,
> you are welcome. Also, we will entertain multiple lightnings by
> individuals, but they won't be consecutive...
> TWed Logistics (Spring 2012):
> * TWed schedule: http://tw.rpi.edu/web/twed#schedule
> * 7p-9p, 1st floor Winslow (1140)
> * We try to alternate TWed Talks with TWed Hackspaces. The alternating
> pattern of TWed Talks and TWed Hackspaces may "off" due to leader
> availability and Institute scheduling.
> * Pizza or snacks will be provided for TWed Talks
> * Live video streams of TWed Talks will available via ustream
> * Videos of past TWed Talks are also available on ustream. Direct
> links can be found in the schedule (below)
> * TWed Talks from previous terms are archived; topical archive coming soon!
> About TWed:
> * TWed Talks are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of
> interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members of the
> lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed talks are not
> lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun. TWed
> leaders are encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their
> session plans.
> * TWed Hackspaces during the TWed time are informal group work
> sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC
> people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being
> available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is
> also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on
> problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you
> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
> Director, Web Science Operations
> Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
> <http://tw.rpi.edu> <erickj4 at rpi.edu>
> Twitter & Skype: olyerickson
John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
<http://tw.rpi.edu> <erickj4 at rpi.edu>
Twitter & Skype: olyerickson
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