Five Minutes of Fame
- 1 What is it?
- 2 When and where does it happen?
- 3 Why are we doing this?
- 4 How can I participate?
- 5 How can I attend?
- 6 Other Questions
- 7 Past 5MoFs
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.
Check out these 30 seconds of fame excerpts for a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQUGQ3Plj-w
When and where does it happen?
Third Thursday of every month at 7pm/8pm, at Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St, San Francisco.
Five Minutes of Fame is happening again! And it'll stick this time!
The next Five Minutes of Fame is: Thursday, May 21st, 8pm!
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.
_ _ _____ __ __ ____ ______ _| || |_| ____| \/ |/ __ \| ____| Noisebridge 7PM/8PM third Thursdays |_ __ _| |__ | \ / | | | | |__ Six Years of Childlike Wonder and _| || |_|___ \| |\/| | | | | __| Adult Technological Themes in |_ __ _|___) | | | | |__| | | San Francisco's 548th Finest |_||_| |____/|_| |_|\____/|_| Hacker Show and Tell. _ _ _ _ _ _____ _ _ _ | | | | | | | | | | | __ \| | | | | | | |__| | __ _ ___| | __ | |_| |__ ___ | |__) | | __ _ _ __ ___| |_| | | __ |/ _` |/ __| |/ / | __| '_ \ / _ \ | ___/| |/ _` | '_ \ / _ \ __| | | | | | (_| | (__| < | |_| | | | __/ | | | | (_| | | | | __/ |_|_| |_| |_|\__,_|\___|_|\_\ \__|_| |_|\___| |_| |_|\__,_|_| |_|\___|\__(_) Third Thurs, 7PM/8PM, Noisebridge, 2169 Mission St, SF, CA, Earth Prime More info: http://nburl.net/5mof Get here: http://nburl.net/gethere Submit your talk now! http://5mof.net/signup/
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!
E-mail tdfischer AT hackerbots DOT net and we'll add you to our list of speakers! We'll send a reminder e-mail the Monday before the event, and ask for your slide deck the night before if you plan on using one.
How can I attend?
Just show up! 2169 Mission St, San Francisco
If for any reason you're unable to attend, you can usually watch it live on our UStream Channel.
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!
- E-mail: danny AT spesh DOT com to submit your speaking proposals!
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 :)