A lightning talk gives you two minutes and one slide to discuss a subject. Lightning talks are the perfect way to introduce yourself at the workshop.
You could talk about your work, an idea, a problem, a pitch for the CW Hack Day or anything that's related to software and research, and ideally related to the themes of CW21: FAIR Research Software, Diversity and Inclusion, or Software Sustainability. Alternatively you could focus on one of the sub-themes of collaborative working, data/code sharing, reproducible research or data science.
CW21 lightning talk sessions are currently scheduled for:
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 from 11:45 - 12:15 BST (10:45 - 11:15 UTC)
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 from 13:45 - 14:10 BST (12:45 - 13:10 UTC)
How quick is lightning?
Lightning is pretty quick: two minutes. You will be allowed only one slide, which you will have to submit in advance if selected. You'll be presenting alongside a countdown timer, so you'll have to keep to time. However, it's amazing how much you can present in two minutes!
Lightning talk top tips
If you are preparing a lightning talk for CW21 please take a read of our handy tips. Remember CW21 is going to attract people who are interested in both software and research, so tailor your talk to meet their needs.