Lightning talks are scheduled on all three days of the conference. A lightning talk is a fast-paced 5 minute talk on a topic of your choosing.

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Mark Jason Dominus has a nice page about lightning talks, which includes this summary of why you might want to do one:

Maybe you’ve never given a talk before, and you’d like to start small. For a Lightning Talk, you don’t need to make slides, and if you do decide to make slides, you only need to make three.

Maybe you’re nervous and you’re afraid you’ll mess up. It’s a lot easier to plan and deliver a five minute talk than it is to deliver a long talk. And if you do mess up, at least the painful part will be over quickly.

Maybe you don’t have much to say. Maybe you just want to ask a question, or invite people to help you with your project, or boast about something you did, or tell a short cautionary story. These things are all interesting and worth talking about, but there might not be enough to say about them to fill up thirty minutes.</em>

You might also like Mark Fowler’s’s Advice for Giving a Lightning Talk

Tuesday talks:

  1. UW Forward - Steve Meyer [Video]
  2. MODS4Ruby & Opinionated XML - Matt Zumwalt [Video]
  3. The Digital Archaeological Record - Matt Cordial [Video]
  4. Hydra: Blacklight + ActiveFedora + Rails - Willy Mene [Video]
  5. Why CouchDB? - Benjamin Young [Video] [Slides, PDF]
  6. Data integrity (cheap, fast, and easy) - Gwen Exner [Video] [PDF]
  7. HathiTrust Large Scale Search update - Tom Burton-West [Video]
  8. EAD and MARC Sitting in a Tree: Archival Description in Drupal - Mark Matienzo [Video]
  9. EZproxy Wondertool - Paul Joseph [Video]
  10. HathiTrust APIs - Albert Bertram [Video]
  11. Repository of MARC Abominations - Simon Spero and J-Rock [Video]
  12. Mystery Meat - Joe Atzberger [Video]
  13. Fuwatto Search - Masao Takaku [Video]

Wednesday talks:

  1. LibX Update - Godmar Back [Video]
  2. How to build a Virtual Bookshelf Without Solr (or MySQL) - Maccabee Levine
  3. VIVO, an interdisciplinary national network - Paul Albert [Video]
  4. WolfWalk, two ways - Jason Casden [Video] [PDF]
  5. Custom metasearch widgets - Alex Smith
  6. Node.js development - Gabriel Farrell [Video]
  7. Catalog Auto-suggest using SOLR - Jill Sexton [Video]
  8. EmeraldView, a PHP frontend for Greenstone - Yitzchak Schaffer [Video]
  9. Kill the Search Button - Michael Nielsen, Jørn Thøgersen [facilitated by Roy Tennant] [Video]
  10. You Heard It Here First... - Roy Tennant [Video]
  11. File Information Tool Set (FITS) - Spencer McEwen [Video]
  12. JavaScript E-book Reader - Eric Palmitesta [Video]
  13. Faceted browse on the cheap - Tom Keays [Slides (Gdoc)] [Video]

Thursday talks:

  1. Batch OCR using Open Source Tools - Jonathan Brinley [Video] [Slides | More Info]
  2. VuFind at Western Michigan University - Birong Ho [Video]
  3. Serving Fedora content using Drupal and Fedora content models and disseminators - Alexander O'Neill, University of Prince Edward Island [Video]
  4. Please clean my data! - Vinita Tuteja, National Library of Australia [Video] [Slides | Code Repository-Newspapers | Code Repository-NLA Harvester]
  5. Library a la Carte update - Kim Griggs and Michael Klein [Video]
  6. Digital Video Made Easier - Datastore and conversion using video APIs (YouTube, Jason Clark, Montana State University [Video]
  7. GroupFinder: Who/What/Where/When for patrons at your library - Joe Ryan, NCSU [Video]
  8. EAD, APIs, and Cooliris: providing access to digitized archival materials. - Tim Shearer [Video]
  9. "If you see Fedora and Shibboleth coming and can't get out of the way..." -Birkin James Diana, Brown University [Video]

See also previous years’ talks:

2009 Lightning Talks. 2008 Lightning Talks. 2007 Lightning Talks. 2006 Lightning Talks We signed up for 2010 talks on the wiki