[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Mongers tech meet, 31 Jul, BUPA House

Barbie barbie at missbarbell.co.uk
Wed Jul 2 17:40:09 BST 2008

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 03:34:35PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 02:55:00PM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
> > David Cantrell wrote:
> > >The theme will be "I'm giving a talk at YAPC::Europe and I need to
> > >practice on an audience other than my teddy bear".
> > [ snip ]
> > >Please try to limit your talks to *twenty minutes*,
> > Aren't those two facts contradictory? Given that the vast majority of 
> > YAPC::Europe talks are 20 minutes long.
> The YAPC::EU schedule has 30 minute slots, but I know the organisers'
> intention was for speakers to use 20 minutes, giving time for people to
> get to the next talk, the next speaker to set up, and so on.

In that regard you would be wrong. The talks are supposed to be 30mins
each, then there is a further 10mins between talks to setup. See the


Personally I always thought the 20/40/60 min formats worked well, but
then that's just me :)

I would offer mine, but seeing as it's the longest single talk on the
schedule, it wouldn't leave you much room for anyone else ;)

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