November 28th, 2006
Still sleepy from the tryptophan, New York PHP Community again presents NYPHP-Talk Live for our post-Thanksgiving November General Meeting.
NYPHP-Talk Live, which we first did for our August meeting, is an open forum, giving the community a chance to ask questions, voice their opinions, and interact in person. The NY PHP mailing list
is regarded as one of the premier technical and non-technical discussion lists for the PHP and open source communities. NYPHP-Talk Live brings the list to life by opening the meeting floor to those with engaging questions and insightful viewpoints.
The format of this meeting is very different from the usual. Rather than a single presentation, we're asking community members to come and speak for no more than 5 minutes. These short "lightning talks" will be the basis to spark further audience participation, discussion and Q&A.
No slides or formal presentation material is required, but a projector will be available, and we encourage everyone to come and start impromptu discussion. Discussions will be moderated, and capped at 30 minutes, at which point another lightning talk will be presented. Here are some tips:
- Viewpoint and experience based questions and discussions are best
- Feel free to come prepared with a couple of URLs or other online material to help demonstrate your discussion points
- Basic how-to questions will have a lower priority
NYPHP-Talk Live isn't an easy way to get technical help - don't come with a list of homework questions. Think of broader, more engaging question and discussion points. While technical discussion is encouraged, be mindful of material that is more appropriate for in-person discussion, rather than the mailing list.
No prior registration is required (except to RSVP), and we encourage everyone to come with their questions and discussion starters. Laptops and Internet access will be available to aid in discussion and for short demonstrations.
With a successful NYPHP-Talk Live alpha release over the summer, join us again for our second release this November.
Thanks to IBM for providing a great presentation space with seating for plenty.
As a service to our community, New York PHP UG Community
meetings are always free and open to the public.