Five Minutes of Fame

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What is it?

Five Minutes of Fame (5MoF) is an adaptation of CCC's Lightning Talks. Our implementation is ten five minute talks in an hour, with a short intermission so you can get another beer.

When and where does it happen?

Third Thursday of every month at 8pm, at Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St, San Francisco.

Thursday, Dev. 20th, 8 PM, It's on! Sign up!

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As if you needed ANY reminder, Five Minutes of Fame is Noisebridge's ADD
show-and-tell, squashing octets of human awesomeness into an hour like 
booleans in a packed byte.

This week's seasonal supercompression will include, among others, barring ill fortune, but by no means limited to the following:

* The Internet'S IO9.COM'S ANNALEE NEWITZ on how to apocalypse-proof your city
* Roving cartographer and open wireless fiend SCHUYLER ERLE on galactic empire
* The Center for Applied Rationality's JULIA GALEF
* The Amazing Inventions of LIZ HENRY
* The Battle for OMNIPOTENCE. Who will win? WOOL, MUSHROOMS, or HEMP?

Join us as we untar the future! Pkunzip the past! Huffman decode your mind!

Thurs, Dec 20, 8PM, Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St, SF, CA, Earth Prime

More info:
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Submit your talk now!

Why are we doing this?

There are many reasons:

  • It's great for people who are interested in what's going on at Noisebridge -- no need to sit through long lectures.
  • Some people are working on projects that are not ready for a full 30 minute or hour long talk, but they want to get their ideas out. Maybe they need help, maybe they want to propose an idea to the Noisebridge community.
  • Some people are shy to public speaking and want to practice without giving an "official" conference talk, which can be daunting. This is a great way to try it out, in a community of peers.
  • San Francisco is the mecca for startups. If you're trying to sell your idea to someone, you need to be able to explain it in five minutes or less.
  • "The Law of Fives"

How can I participate?

Sign up to speak at 5 Minutes of Fame here!

Slides should be submitted to -- Please include [5mof] in the subject line.

Slides must be in PowerPoint (.ppt) or Keynote format unless otherwise agreed upon and submitted by the Friday before 5MoF. All slides are subject to approval.

Speakers will be notified as to the status of their talks before the schedule is released. If your talk was not accepted, feel free to submit next month!

Talk schedule will be finalized and released on the Monday before 5MoF.

Feel free to ask questions, request advice, and harass fsargent or daravinne on the Noisebridge IRC channel.

How can I attend?

Just show up! 2169 Mission St, San Francisco

We're located at:
2169 Mission St, San Francisco
OpenStreetMap - Google Maps
2 blocks South of 16th & Mission BART

If for any reason you're unable to attend, you can usually watch it live on our UStream Channel.

Other Questions

Can anyone attend or speak?

There are a limited number of slots for speakers, and members or regulars are given priority to speak about the projects they are working on. Although there are substitutes for people don't show, schedule early to be assured your 5MoF!

What if I show up late?

If you are giving a talk, please notify me so we can rearrange the schedule. If you want to see a talk that you're going to miss, find the person who gave it and chat with them for five minutes :)

Past 5MoFs