YES! Today, January 2, 2023, the Codemash 2023 Lightning Talks Registration is OPEN!!! WHAT? Who said it was on December 26th? Certainly not me!!!



Wednesday Night, 7pm, in the main dining room! People come, people talk about exciting talks, so much lightning!! You could come and watch; You could come and talk!!

What is a lightning talk? Great question! I have an answer!!

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 cross-stitch or other stitching? PEOPLE WILL DIG IT!!
  • 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!


When is this happening?

Wednesday, January 11, 7pm
Main dining area

What is the format?

6-minute talks
with or without slides

Who is speaking?


How do I sign up?

Go here to sign up!!!!!

Do I have to rush to get in?

It is better if you do it early, but you won’t have to rush. We generally have room for everyone 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 (Corey Haines) in PDF or a link to an online slide program.

I will be contacting you on Tuesday before the big event in order to get everything organized and to get your slides!

Any other questions??

Watch Twitter (@codemash and @coreyhaines)
Join the #lightning-talks channel on the Codemash slack.  (Join HERE)