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This year’s EuroOSCON had no lightning talks scheduled. Then, late on Wednesday night, I noticed that a talk had been cancelled. Aha! I thought. I asked around a few people I knew who normally go for the lightning thing, got a critical mass of interested parties, went and found Nat and we were good to go.

And it was good. Even if we hadn’t organized the session at less than 12 hours notice it would have been good.

I gave a talk on having your photograph taken that I’d delivered at EuroFOO; Russ Nelson showed us his prototype Bluetooth chording keyboard, BooK had a fabulous series of sensationalist magazine covers showing what really goes on at YAPC::Europe; Gerv Markham gave a 45 minute talk on Phishing: Conning the Unwary For Fun and Profit in 5 minutes; Ewan Spence gave out some Podcasting tips (and recorded the whole thing); Suw Charman of the Open Rights Group talked about the ORG; Damian Conway managed (just) to get through the 101 things he loves about Perl 6; Jesse Vincent did a talk he’d written that morning about a script he’d written two days before. And… I probably missed someone out.

Excellent talks all. Thank you people, we’ll have to do it again some time.

Looking at James Duncan’s photos from the session, it seems I missed out Dennis Kaarsemaker, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what he talked about.

Published on Sat, 23 Sep 2006 16:16:14 GMT by Piers Cawley under , .

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