Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Podcaster's Meetup and Fire Talks at Shmoocon

Details are up about this year's Podcaster's Meetup at Shmoocon, it will be bigger and better than ever.  Several of your favorite security podcasts will be participating- and this year there will be even more to do after the regularly scheduled events: Fire Talks.  What are Fire Talks, you ask?

"Have a talk that didn’t get accepted? Want the chance to share a project that you are working on? Think of FireTalks as a verbal blog post.

The human experience is built on the ability to tell and learn from stories. At SchmooCon 2009, “FireTalks” is a supportive environment in which to either share insights or learn from others. Whether polishing a presentation (story) for conferences, meetings or training, FireTalks are the way to share, learn and improve.

The inaugural FireTalks take place Friday night — following the Podcasters Meetup. Talks are limited to 10-15 minutes with four (4) scheduled talks and four (4) open slots. Open slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Saturday night will be more relaxed. Come join us and present, listen and learn."

I have written before about "the hall", where some of the cool stuff happens at conferences, Fire Talks are a great way of encouraging those less formal conversations.  (SecTwits Road Trips are another way).  Join us if you can.