The venue that SSDM have at TechHub, Swansea is fantastic. Its a 2 minute walk from the train station and a really comfortable area to watch and give talks.
The lightning talk was based on the Ignite format of 15 seconds per slide with a total of 20 slides.
Tips learned include:
Make sure your speaker notes are in-sync with the slides (you will witness some awkward fumbling at the start).
15 seconds isn’t long enough to explain topics in detail.
15 seconds are perfect to get precise points across.
We filmed the event ourselves, which can be seen here:
Other talks included static site generators (Hugo getting a lot of love), analogies of what development is, why its financially exciting to be a developer at the moment (especially in Wales) and an introduction into BitCoin concepts.