As well as being tremendously interesting and entertaining for attendees, these talks (which typically last no more than 10-12 minutes) provide a platform for SMEs to share their views / ask a question / request for assistance or advice / showcase an achievement, invention or best practice / offer a cautionary note.
Lightning talks help us all because they are great ways to:
- Throw light on a new idea or an upcoming trend
- Kick-start an exploration of a topic, project or tool
- Illustrate a technical point that is often confusing
- Share something that you are passionate about