Lightning talks

by Daniel Feldman and Brandon Johnson | at Minnebar spring 2020 (canceled)

Did you know that the lightning talk was invented on July 3rd, 1922 at the Saint Paul World's Fair?

Midway through a 4-minute PowerPoint presentation about the aerodynamics of the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh was interrupted by a five year old boy, who demanded his autograph. Lindbergh graciously paused his talk and signed the little boy's airport terminal.

That little boy's name? Steve Jobs.

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Daniel Feldman

I'm a software engineer working on open source network security stuff. Follow me @d_feldman on twitter, @dfeldman on BlueSky, or on Mastodon.

Brandon Johnson

Brandon is a partner at PlakeSide, a creative tech consultancy for the live event industry. Brandon also helps run JavaScriptMN and ServerlessMN, and holds the door at Mpls Jr Devs.