Wednesday night, 7pm, in the main room, come see people give short talks on things they are excited about. Every year, we have so many great talks, and you can experience them. Or, even better, YOU CAN GIVE ONE!!!!

What is a lightning talk? Funny you should ask, because I have an answer for you!

lightning talk is a short, at most 6-minute, talk about anything you want. It doesn’t have to be about technology, it can be about literally anything!

  • Want to be funny and give a deeply-researched talk about actual lightning? BONUS POINTS!!!!!
  • Want to give a talk on how to fold fitted sheets? OMG! YOU KNOW HOW???? Please help us!
  • Want to give a talk about the origami that you are learning? THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!

The great thing about the night is that you can literally both GIVE A TALK and WATCH THE TALKS! So possible!

More information over the next week and a half, leading up to CodeMash.


When is this happening?
Wednesday, January 8th, 7 pm Main dining area

What is the format?
6-minute talks with or without slides

Who is speaking?
YOU CAN!!!! Also other awesome folks!!!!!!!

Who is hosting?
COREY HAINES! OMG! Yeah, the same guy from last year!

How do I sign up?
We’ll open the submission system on December 30th. (Another announcement will come out on that day, so watch your emails and slack!)

Do I have to rush on the 30th to get in?
It is better if you do it early, but you won’t have to rush. We have a lot of time, so pretty much everyone gets to talk!

When do I find out if I get to talk?
If you submit a talk, it is about 99% sure that you will speak. We generally end up with around 20 to 25 speakers over the course of the night, so you’ll almost assuredly be one of those.

Can I use my own computer?
Sorry, no. The slides run off the central Kalahari computers, in order to get them up on the big screens. So you have to deliver slides to me in PDF or a link to an online slide program.

Can I use powerpoint or keynote?
We *should* be able to accommodate these two formats, but the best way is to send Corey a PDF!

When do I have to have my talk in?
Please try to have your slides ready and sent to Corey ( by Tuesday night, January 8th! Please don’t make Corey run around chasing after your slides on the day of the lightning talks! That’s no fun!

Any other questions??
Tweet us @codemash or visit the Slack channel!

One more: Does Corey have a cat?
Not just one! TWO!!!! Here they are!

Little Miss Louise








Sir Nickle of Noosie