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Brighton Data Forum: Lightning Talks and Thunderous Applause

Wed 20 Jul 2022
18:00 - 20:00
PLATF9RM, Brighton

About the event

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Welcome to Brighton Data Forum!

We are a socialising, networking, and skill-sharing community, bringing together local data professionals and organisations doing great work with data. We meet bi-monthly and cover all topics of the data professions. Our events offer a blend of (semi) formal presentations, friendly chatter, and networking opportunities.


thunder, thunder, thunderclap - ho!

As introduced at our last meeting: in these sessions we will gather and take turns practicing delivering a short, condensed, prepared, and polished talk. afterwards, we will give and receive feedback, with the intent of improving our skills and communication patterns.

The aim is for these events to be both useful and fun. thus we'll keep the rules simple:

  • Attending is participating: everybody presents. come prepared.
  • Timed presentations: 3-5 minutes. you will be cut off if you pass 5 1/2 minutes. finish in under 3 minutes and I (oskar) will buy you a drink afterwards.
  • Supportive atmosphere: when not presenting, be the best audience you can.
  • Helpful feedback: take notes and be prepared to provide each presenter constructive and specific advice on how they might improve their presentation and delivery.
  • You get to choose your topic, just make it something you care about. you have any good advice? do you need to practice an elevator pitch? want to share a solution to a problem? have you got a hobby project? seen a piece of code you really like -even if you didn’t write it? want to give a quick review of a published paper? do you want to tell us about a blog post that changed how you think about a topic?

We are aware of the usual gap between signups and attendance, and do appreciate that life can be unpredictable. specifically for this event, we ask that you please only sign up if you are available to attend and can commit to showing up.

We have secured a generous offer to use the office space of our friends at rittman mead. details to follow.

Note that unlike the bi-monthly forum events, this in-person event will not be hybrid, nor recorded.

About the hosts

This is a socialising, networking, and skill-sharing community for anyone working with data in Brighton and the surrounding area. The goal of the meetup is to bring locals together, share experiences and war stories, increase awareness of local opportunities and to give or receive support with data related challenges.