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.
= OGN16 starting earlier! =
Following feedback, the OGN16 keynotes will begin at eight o'clock, a full half hour earlier. The rest of the lineup will similarly start and finish that little bit earlier. This should be more convenint for those having to head to homes outside the ring road.
= Keynotes =
Keynote speakers are invited to talk at Oxford Geek Nights. OGN16 will feature:
* The New Raw Materials and Data Chemistry, by Chris Thorpe, founder of Jaggeree
* How To Herd Cats: tips on running a successful online community, by Garrett Coakley
= 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!
* Dark Ages 2.0, by Simon Hawkins
* Subj3ct - Making the Semantic Web Work, by Kal Ahmed
* Creating a graduate jobs and advice website with Drupal, by Johan Gant
* The Zombie Cookie Apocalypse, by David Sheldon
* Snowtime at Torchbox, by Wes West and Andrew Godwin
Added by jp.stacey on December 17, 2009