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2nd Tuesdays of each month at PS:One, you! yes YOU! get to hear your fellow members, geeks, and other associated community-minded people present to whoever wants to show up, but only for 300 seconds apiece.
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You've got five minutes. Use it wisely.
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==What is it?==
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300 Seconds of Fame (300SoF) is a combination/alteration of PS:One's separate [http://pumpingstationone.org/2009/11/lightning-talks-at-pumping-station-one/ lightning talks] and [http://pumpingstationone.org/2009/11/pechakucha-night-at-psone/ Pecha Kucha night], taking in elements from [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Five_Minutes_of_Fame Noisebridge's Five Minutes of Fame], which in turn is an adaptation of CCC's Lightning Talks. The idea is that we hold about an hour's worth of 5 minute open mic slots. You can run shorter, but not longer, than five minutes.
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On 2nd Tuesday of each month at PS:One you get to hear your fellow members, geeks, and other associated community-minded people present to whomever wants to show up. Here's the catch, each person is limited to 300 seconds apiece (5 minutes).
  
Within those parameters, what is it? Glad you asked.
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Have something you want to share? You've got five minutes. Use it wisely.
  
It can be a presentation, a musical number, a demonstration, a debate, a run-through of a proof of concept, performance art, live circuit bending, etc, etc, ad nauseum. Will it fit into five minutes, be feasible for the space, and be appreciated by an audience? Go for it.
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== What is it? ==
  
==When and Where does it happen?==
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Why reinvent the wheel when you can just steal from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk Wikipedia]?
  
Second Tuesday of every month after the 8pm meeting at PS:One. (doors open at 6ish)
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<blockquote>A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. [...] Lightning talks are designed to be short presentations between five and ten minutes long, but are usually capped at five minutes. Most conferences will allot a segment of roughly 30 to 90 minutes long to speakers. Talks are arranged one after the other during the sessions. [...] Lightning talks are brief which requires the speaker to make their point clearly and rid the presentation of non-critical information. This causes the audience to be more attentive to the speaker and gain a broader array of knowledge from the presentations given.</blockquote>
  
==Why are we doing this?==
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And one last part that's especially important for speakers to keep in mind:
  
* Easy way to find out what's going on at PS:One -- no need to sit through long lectures.
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<blockquote>In general lightning talks are given in a format that can include slides but if so, the speaker must be careful not to read the details which they include.</blockquote>
* 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 PS:One community.
 
* Some people are shy about 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.
 
* These days, many of us are becoming entrepreneurs to one extent or another. If you're trying to sell your idea to someone, you need to be able to explain it in five minutes or less.
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism#Law_of_Fives "The Law of Fives"]
 
  
==How can I participate?==
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The idea is that we hold about an hour's worth of 5 minute open mic slots every month. They can run shorter (but not longer) than five minutes each.
  
Easy - sign up to give a talk! Contact Anne (@[http://twitter.com/onthelevel onthelevel] on twitter or anne @ pumpingstationone.org) or add your talk to the Current section below.
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What can you expect to provide, or receive at a 300SoF event?
  
Include your name (or handle) and talk title, as well as whether or not you'll need projector access.
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Presentations, musical numbers, demonstrations, debates, run-throughs of proofs of concepts, performance art, live circuit bending, etc., etc., etc.
  
Right now, we're running this off-the-cuff. If we find ourselves pushing the hour limit, we may restrict sign-ups and/or schedule people for later months.
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If it fits into five minutes, is feasible for the space, and can be appreciated by the audience, you can expect it to happen here.
  
==How can I attend?==
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=== Why are we doing this? ===
  
Just show up!
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* To help rebuild our sense of community.
  
==Current 300SoF==
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Something the pandemic has taken away from many aspects of our lives is a feeling of community and belonging at PS:1. We hope that bringing back the 300SoF series will help reinvigorate those feelings and values by reconnecting each other to our peers.
  
# Ed - Electronic Cactus
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* These are an easy way to find out what's going on at PS:One -- no need to sit through long lectures.
# ? (holdover) Colin - things I've done recently
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* 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 PS:One community.
# ? (holdover) Ryan -
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* Some people are shy about 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.
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* These days, many of us are becoming entrepreneurs to one extent or another. If you're trying to sell your idea to someone, you need to be able to explain it in five minutes or less.
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(sign up for these available spots!)
 
 
 
==Past 300SoF==
 
 
 
====May 2012====
 
 
 
# Jesse - introduction to me and my work
 
# Adam - Apollo 13
 
# -Steve - Doors
 
# Todd - wifi project
 
# Sacha - Relative Risk and You
 
# Brian - Antikythera
 
 
 
====April 2012====
 
 
 
# Rhys - Bitcoin
 
# Dwayne Johnson - Washcloth Robot
 
# Sacha De'Angeli - Photoduino Booth
 
# Avner - Mozilla Open Badges and Hackerspaces
 
 
 
====March 2012====
 
 
 
# Eric Stein - Actual TARDIS
 
# Jimmy Trevor - Wanderer's Poetry
 
# Andrew Valkanas - Hacker, hack thy self
 
# Avner - Kombucha: What the #$*& is that, and can I have some?
 
# Adam - Artificial pancreas
 
# Jay - Economics and the technological singularity
 
 
 
====February 2012====
 
Date change: February 7!
 
 
 
# Eric Stein - mkpuzzle
 
# Steve - Eagle to Finished Circuit Board in Two Hours
 
# Jenny Tong - Hacking People
 
# Brian Kung - Hacking Movement
 
# Kathy - Sea Chanties
 
# Ben Smith - Infolens Storage
 
# Sacha - Intro to Do-ocracies and Bicycle Shedding
 
# Colin - Stuff I Do
 
# Pocket Factory - Clap Rap
 
# Anthony - Hack the Universe
 
# Chris - dropping some rhymes
 
# Mike Warot - Computer Security Can Be Fixed
 
 
 
====January 2012====
 
Election edition!
 
 
 
# Director at Large nominee - Eric
 
# Director at Large nominee - Dan Meyer
 
# Director at Large nominee - Steve
 
# CTO nominee - Eric
 
# Treasurer nominee - Ish
 
# BREAK! Cell Stretcher: an Open Science Project - Gerry
 
# Secretary nominee - Shawn
 
# Secretary nominee - Patrick
 
# Vice President nominee - Shawn
 
# Vice President nominee - Patrick
 
# President nominee - Tim
 
# BREAK! Thanks for all you've made in the past year - Anne
 
# Vice President nominee - Jim
 
 
 
====December 2011====
 
# Tricopter - Dan
 
# Osloom's linear actuator - Ed
 
# Making things for fun and profit - Tim
 
# NaNoWriYe - Laurie
 
# Open Science - Ben
 
 
 
====November 2011====
 
# Awesome Award (and photos) - Chris and Sacha
 
# The Awesome Foundation - Chris
 
# Making a Daft Punk Helmet, and Why You Shouldn't - Nick
 
# telling us about how rad glassblowing is - Daniel from Hotglass Chicago
 
# journal reading - Beth
 
# The Saga of Juan - Jim
 
# Open Science: What it is and why it's cool - Sacha
 
# Chatlight: Embodying the Internet - Eric
 
# virtual focus - mike
 
# digeridoo performance - geoffrey
 
 
 
====October 2011====
 
# Dan Meyer: Fab Lab Circuit Bending Workshop Video
 
# Ashley from i3 - Engineering Education: We're Doing it Wrong
 
# Tim - Businesses as Projects
 
 
 
====September 2011====
 
# Jim - More Stories from the Balloon Factory
 
# Lindsay -Ghetto prom 2011
 
 
 
====August 2011====
 
# Chromium and you- Sacha
 
# Textile changes - Avner and Lindsay and Tim
 
# Image processing for cool results - Eric Stein
 
# One damn beautiful hackerspace - Tim
 
# Dabble - Anne
 
# Defcon -Dan
 
 
 
====June 2011====
 
# Will - Fresh Paint
 
# John - Electronics for Popups
 
# Jess - World Naked Bike Ride
 
# Ish - Apps that break the game
 
# Tomer - Sarah Palin in a box on acid, or ecstasy
 
# Adrianna - Song for Pluto
 
 
 
====May 2011====
 
 
 
# Nick - HAL740: An Introduction to DIY Home Automation
 
# Rhys - Pirates, Hackers, and ADC
 
# Shawn Blaszak presents the fantastical tangled tale of how I earned my semi-ersatz Erdos number and my surprisingly believable Bacon number
 
# Jordan - Cricut hacks
 
# Jim - More Stories from the Balloon Factory
 
# Matt/digipengi - Protect Your Shit
 
# Avner - GGHC
 
 
 
====April 2011====
 
 
 
# Kyle - Passive Agressive: Interpreting and Reinterpreting Passive Digital Media
 
# Dustin - Firefox 4 and Mozilla
 
# Jim - My Bike and a special announcement
 
# Sacha - How Open Source Saved My Company
 
# Eric - How to Wiki
 
 
 
====March 2011====
 
 
 
# Joe - Waking up a la Flava Flav
 
# Jonathan - Extracting Coffee
 
# Jim - Hipster Nascar and the Balloon Factory
 
# Eric - Freegeek
 
# Rhys - Wireless Chording Keyboard on Thingiverse
 
 
 
====February 2011====
 
 
 
# Avner - Vertical garden
 
# Joe - Where's Waldo?
 
# Dan - Small CNC
 
# Patrick - Things I'm doing
 
# Jim - Stories from the balloon factory
 
# David - Time-lapse CHDK photography
 
# Ben - Macaroni and cheese
 
 
 
====January 2011====
 
Election edition!
 
 
 
#    Jordan Bunker (At Large)
 
#    Jim Burke (At Large)
 
#    Shawn Blasak (At Large)
 
#    Asher - hacking the five minute play
 
#    Rhys (CTO)
 
#    Tim "How to hand-cut a mortise and tenon (badly)"
 
#    Ishmael Rufus (Treasurer)
 
#    Patrick (Secretary)
 
#    Idan - Skiboard
 
#    Nathan Witt (Vice President)
 
#    Anne Petersen (President)
 
#    Sacha De'Angeli (Nothing)
 
 
 
====December 2010====
 
 
 
# Sarah - Member survey
 
# Jordan, Ish, Rhys, Nathan, Tim - Open Door Hackathon
 
# Dan - CNC PhlatPrinter
 
# Tim - Top reasons why you can't juggle
 
# Joshua Rothhaas - Tinkering School comes to Chicago
 
# Jay - PCs Uncased
 
# Sacha - ChiHack
 
# Patrick - XMas64 Part 2: Electric Boogaloo
 
# Nathan - Pledge drive
 
# Jaku and John - RFID jacket
 
# Tomer
 
 
 
====November 2010====
 
 
 
# Patrick - XMass64 v0.1
 
# Dustin - Hacking Elections
 
# Tim - Laser Cutters and you
 
# Tim and Jordan - Hackerspace valuation, a proposal
 
  
====October 2010====
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== Attending or Participating ==
  
# Bill Mania - Team Frednet and the Google Lunar X Prize
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300 SoF is held on the second Tuesday of every month after the weekly 8pm memership meeting and open house tour at PS:One. Nothing special is required to attend — just show up!
# Joe - Joe's Fantastic Voyage
 
# dustin -  buildbot
 
# arthur - xray scattering
 
# Vimby - The world premier of Scion's Take on the Machine, Pumping Station: One
 
  
====September 2010====
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All are welcome to participate! Add your talk to the [[300 Seconds of fame#Next_300SoF|next]] section below. Include your name (or handle) and talk title. If you'll need projector access, please have your slides sent to the host before the show starts. If you bring your own machine for presenting we can't promise we'll have the right adapter. For this reason submitting your slides in advance is preferred. PDFs and web links are the preferred formats. Support for other formats can't be promised.
# Patrick - Patrick
 
# Sacha - Chemical burns and electric shocks: making atomically sharp needles for fun and profit.  
 
# Sacha - Fish or eat sushi: dumping unprofitable projects for fun and profit.  
 
# Dan - Knots? That's Awesome
 
  
====August 2010====
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A snazzy clicker will be provided for presenters who require one.
# How to Fail at Physics by Sacha
 
# Clear Hotspot by Matt
 
# Mister Rogers on Ecstasy in a Box by Tomer
 
# Open Up by Willow
 
  
====July 13, 2010====
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If you have any specific questions you can contact the host, Tim Bielawa (<code>@tbielawa</code>), on Slack or via email: tim.bielawa [at] pumpingstationone [dot] org.
  
# How to Identify Someone Who Practises Hacking by Tim
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== Next 300SoF ==
# PRS by Jim
 
# Rival Spaces by Steve
 
# Optimizing PS:One by Anne
 
  
====June 8, 2010====
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2022-06-14
  
# Stuff I keep in my pockets by Patrick
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* Your name - topic - special requests/needs
# Shadelab by Alex Gilliam
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* Ray Doeksen - model rockets and TSRF - reminder/google calendar
# More tales from the balloon factory by Jim
 
# MakerBot by Patrick
 
# Breakfast Cleanup Club results by Anne
 
# chain maille by Jakub
 
# Geek Pranks by Patrick
 
# NeighborCon by Travis
 
  
====May 11, 2010====
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== Past 300SoFs ==
  
# Firespinning by Sc00bz
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=== Archive ===
# Taking inventory of PS1's stuff and how you can help by Tim
 
# The Space Shuttle and the Horse's Rear End by Jeff
 
# MakerBot by Patrick
 
# Audio Arduino by Joe Fallon
 
  
====April 13, 2010====
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* Archives of talks held prior to 2022 (circa 2010➜2017) are saved in the [[300 Seconds of fame archives]].
  
# tobtu.com by Sc00bz
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=== 2022 ===
# Welcome Tomerica by Tomer
 
# Tech Workers of the World Unite! by Steve Goodpaster
 
# Chip Decapping by Travis Goodspeed
 
# Creative Re-Use by Carl Boyd
 
# The Jew's Harp by Jimmy P. Rogers
 
# Malicious GPU Kernel by Travis Goodspeed
 
  
====March 9, 2010====
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==== March 2022 ====
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2022-03-22 was the first regularly held 300SoF in 5 years!
  
# First Robotics by Ryan Lanham
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* Tim Bielawa - I think you might enjoy these YouTube makers
# A Hackerspace's Guide to... oh, you stopped reading, didn't you by Sacha De'Angeli
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** https://docs.google.com/document/d/11SCxkzwCuFUKh9KPmklEHWr9eHzQ_FPEKI-cnPesciM/edit?usp=sharing
# 10 Awesome Things You Probably Didn't Know About Neuroanatomy by Frag
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* Joe Mertz - The history of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club-Mate Club Mate]
# Digeridoo by Geoffrey
 
# Arduino Radio by Joseph Fallon
 
# Please Pirate by Pete
 
# Fiddling Around by Sarah S.  
 
# Things That Happen to Me at the Balloon Factory by Jim
 
# Democratizing Video Surveillance by Ella
 
# Fun Raising by Eric Hanley
 
  
====February 9, 2010====
 
  
# Peoplehacking II: A Numerically and Biologically Intensive Solution to Losing Weight or: The Engineers' Guide to Weight Loss or: Four Formulae For The Reduction Of Operational Mass by Sacha De'Angeli
 
# Maker Fair: Get Excited! by Ryan Lanham
 
# Photography Rights: an educational rant on where it's legal to take pictures by Anne Petersen
 
# RepRap report: progress! by camo
 
# Brawndo: The Messy Hackerspace MUTILATOR by Tim Saylor
 
  
==Creative Commons licensing and attribution==
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== Creative Commons licensing and attribution ==
 
Content is available under [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported], cribbed generously from the wiki about [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Five_Minutes_of_Fame/ Noisebridge's similar event].
 
Content is available under [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported], cribbed generously from the wiki about [https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Five_Minutes_of_Fame/ Noisebridge's similar event].

Latest revision as of 11:56, 26 May 2022


300 Seconds of fame
300 Seconds of Fame someone please make a better logo for me
300 Seconds of Fame
tl;dr
Participants PS:1 Members, associated folks
Topics Pretty much anything
Duration ≤ 300 seconds (5 minutes) each
Need to know
Host Tim Bielawa (@tbielawa)
Where PS:1 Lounge
Frequency 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time After member meeting (post 8pm)

On 2nd Tuesday of each month at PS:One you get to hear your fellow members, geeks, and other associated community-minded people present to whomever wants to show up. Here's the catch, each person is limited to 300 seconds apiece (5 minutes).

Have something you want to share? You've got five minutes. Use it wisely.

What is it?

Why reinvent the wheel when you can just steal from Wikipedia?

A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. [...] Lightning talks are designed to be short presentations between five and ten minutes long, but are usually capped at five minutes. Most conferences will allot a segment of roughly 30 to 90 minutes long to speakers. Talks are arranged one after the other during the sessions. [...] Lightning talks are brief which requires the speaker to make their point clearly and rid the presentation of non-critical information. This causes the audience to be more attentive to the speaker and gain a broader array of knowledge from the presentations given.

And one last part that's especially important for speakers to keep in mind:

In general lightning talks are given in a format that can include slides but if so, the speaker must be careful not to read the details which they include.

The idea is that we hold about an hour's worth of 5 minute open mic slots every month. They can run shorter (but not longer) than five minutes each.

What can you expect to provide, or receive at a 300SoF event?

Presentations, musical numbers, demonstrations, debates, run-throughs of proofs of concepts, performance art, live circuit bending, etc., etc., etc.

If it fits into five minutes, is feasible for the space, and can be appreciated by the audience, you can expect it to happen here.

Why are we doing this?

  • To help rebuild our sense of community.

Something the pandemic has taken away from many aspects of our lives is a feeling of community and belonging at PS:1. We hope that bringing back the 300SoF series will help reinvigorate those feelings and values by reconnecting each other to our peers.

  • These are an easy way to find out what's going on at PS:One -- 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 PS:One community.
  • Some people are shy about 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.
  • These days, many of us are becoming entrepreneurs to one extent or another. If you're trying to sell your idea to someone, you need to be able to explain it in five minutes or less.

Attending or Participating

300 SoF is held on the second Tuesday of every month after the weekly 8pm memership meeting and open house tour at PS:One. Nothing special is required to attend — just show up!

All are welcome to participate! Add your talk to the next section below. Include your name (or handle) and talk title. If you'll need projector access, please have your slides sent to the host before the show starts. If you bring your own machine for presenting we can't promise we'll have the right adapter. For this reason submitting your slides in advance is preferred. PDFs and web links are the preferred formats. Support for other formats can't be promised.

A snazzy clicker will be provided for presenters who require one.

If you have any specific questions you can contact the host, Tim Bielawa (@tbielawa), on Slack or via email: tim.bielawa [at] pumpingstationone [dot] org.

Next 300SoF

2022-06-14

  • Your name - topic - special requests/needs
  • Ray Doeksen - model rockets and TSRF - reminder/google calendar

Past 300SoFs

Archive

2022

March 2022

2022-03-22 was the first regularly held 300SoF in 5 years!


Creative Commons licensing and attribution

Content is available under Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, cribbed generously from the wiki about Noisebridge's similar event.