The geek nights are a way for local web developers, designers, programmers, neophiles or geeks of any other stripe to get together, chat, drink and listen to talks on new technologies and innovations.
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.
== Keynotes ==
Keynote speakers are invited to talk at Oxford Geek Nights. Our current confirmed keynote is:
* Linked data on data.gov.uk, by Jeni Tennison, independent consultant specialising in markup technologies and the semantic web.
* Drupal, the semantic web marketing engine, by Fintan Galvin, managing director of IO1 Ltd
== 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. Submit your microslot and we'll see you on the night!
Currently confirmed microslots:
* Indie Games Oxford, by Gobion Rowlands
* Theatricalia, by Matthew Somerville
* Open Hardware, by Andrew Katz
* Hyperlocality and access to data (tbc), by Zach Beauvais
== The Pitch ==
The Pitch is a series of 60-second open-mic slots, where you can say whatever you want for at most a minute. Advertise a vacancy, announce an event, big-up a local user group or some other society, offer your services or just say hello.
Interested in pitching? Contact me to reserve a slot.
(OGN15 is a FREE event, sponsored by Torchbox, Guardian Open Platform, Apress and Moo.)
Official Website: http://oxford.geeknights.net/2009/nov-25th/
Added by jp.stacey on July 17, 2009