Lightning Talks are a series of five-minute talks where enthusiasm is paramount and almost anything that might be of interest to sysadmins is on-topic.
In particular this is for real, practical material that wouldn’t make it to the technical sessions for one reason or another, but might be of benefit or interest to the community.
Because you might learn of something great you haven’t come across before. Because you might get (re-)enthused about something you heard of but forgot about. Because listening to smart people talk about what fires them up is fun.
5 minutes each means low risk. And if you leave with just one idea that you actually use, then it’s well worth it.
Preferably, email the Lightning Talks coordinator Adam Moskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to give a talk. Or just show up to LOPSA-East and talk to Adam; that’s what informal means.