[sf-perl] lightning discussions
quinn at fairpath.com
Fri Oct 12 11:37:20 PDT 2007
On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 10:32:00AM -0700, David Alban wrote:
> may i respectfully submit that sometimes meetings can be made fun and
> interesting by abandoning altogether the speaker paradigm. have
> 'lightning discussions'. that is, have a set of discussion topics,
> issues, etc. a moderator will throw out a topic and the attendees
> discuss it. in a non-flaming fashion, of course. change the topic
> every five or ten or fifteen minutes.
Hmmmnn. I like this idea a lot. Often, dinner discussions start out cool but
get bogged down, or meander off of technical topics altogether. I'm not
exactly a tech-only martinet, but I'd like to try this format and see
how it works.
It occurs to me that we'd need a time limit per speaker, so everyone gets to
say their share.
Anyway, I'll put this idea in the hopper. Thanks!
Quinn Weaver, independent contractor | President, San Francisco Perl Mongers
http://fairpath.com/quinn/resume/ | http://sf.pm.org/
More information about the SanFrancisco-pm