All the Lightning Talks from Business of Software Conference 2012

When I first joined the BoS team last year and was told about the Lightning Talks I was startled. I thought that Lightning Talks would be a contradiction in terms for the reserved and introverted software crowd. As soon as I started watching the first talk I was hooked – I have so much time for the folks going for it. There were a lot of great stories to be told and shared. Even better, code-writers were brilliant at doing Lightning Talks, because writing code is in fact about being concise, precise and to the point.

When the BoS 2012 videos were edited and ready, I began by watching the 2012 Lightning Talks’ winner Joel Worrall. His story was about, a story of fresh-thinking, determination and results. However, I didn’t stop until I had watched them all. Each one was brilliant and unique in its own way.

Great watching. Yolanda.

This was the best set of Lightning Talks at Business of Software Conference yet. Congratulations to all the speakers – Mark.

Joel Worrall, – Be smart, get things done and change the world!

Great ideas and thoughts on how software can make the world a better place.

Brock Armstrong, Frozen Puck – Fitness for software nerds

Hands up who doesn’t have a chair in their office anymore? Mark doesn’t and he feels a lot better for it. This talk literally changed people’s lives.

Jody Burgess, Tribbon – Living fearlessly!

This talk, about confronting your inner fears bought tears to Mark’s eyes. Admittedly, he is a big softy.

Greg Menville, Pyramedium – 5,000 year old lessons in disruptive innovation

Fantastic talk about technology and leadership before there were words for such ideas.

Tim Cull, How not to lock in mistakes early.

Tim talks about how to avoid locking mistakes into complex engineering projects early. We’ve all done it…

Des Traynor, – They’re all just perspectives!

Des considers decision making frameworks and asks if why we get so hung up on specific business practices.