Torchbox presents: Oxford Geek Nights. These are opportunities for web developers and designers in the local area to get together, share their skills and talk about new ideas, techniques and technologies.
Each OGN consists of two keynote talks of 15 minutes each. There are also frenetic bursts of socialising, sometimes adverts for other local groups, but always interspersed with two sets of 5-minute-long microslot sessions.
= Free drinks, sponsored by Nokia Ovi Store =
Thanks to those good folks at the Nokia Ovi Store, OGN19 will have a free drink per geek at the upstairs bar. Come along and celebrate the start of the festive season in geeky style!
= Keynotes =
Keynote speakers are invited to talk at Oxford Geek Nights. OGN19 will feature:
* Making things fast, by Leila Johnston, podcaster, newspaper editor, comedy writer and punk broadcaster
* Getting CMSes to talk with the CMIS standard (tbc), by David Caruana and Florian Müller, Alfresco
= Microslots =
These are five-minute "lightning" talks that anyone can volunteer for. They're easy to do: pick something that excites you, or a project you've worked on that you think might be of interest; then talk to a friendly audience for just five minutes with a handful of slides.
Currently confirmed microslots are:
* Internet Plumbing for Beginners, by Ben Ward
* Industrial Twitter Robot Slays Oxford Geeks; Total Carnage At Local Tech Event, by Matt Thorne
* Mobile Ox and the Molly Project, by Tim Fernando
* J2EE vs Python for web development, by David North
Want to volunteer for a microslot at OGN 20? They're easy to do: pick something that excites you, or a project you've worked on that you think might be of interest; then talk to a friendly audience for just five minutes with a handful of slides.
Submit your microslot and we'll see you on the night! You can fill in your details in the form below:
= The Pitch =
The Pitch is our open-mic 60-second slot, where you can make commercial announcements, advertise services or vacancies, say hello or mention a local event or meeting.
You can book Pitch slots on the night, but space is limited so contact me via jp.stacey at GMail or @jpstacey on Twitter.
(Oxford Geek Nights are FREE events, thanks to our regular sponsor Torchbox.)
Added by jp.stacey on September 27, 2010