If you are going to STAREAST in Orlando in May, you might want to drop by the Jambo booth or check out the lightning talks session. If you are going to the Better Software Conference in September, you might want to give a lightning talk--see www.sqe.com/lightningtalks.asp.
I would like to thank Tom Demarco, Tim Lister, Ward Cunningham, Jerry Weinberg, and Esther Derby (just a few of the thought leaders on this issue), and Danny Faught and Esther Derby who reviewed this article.
- See www.openspaceworld.com/brief_history.htm for a brief history of open spaces.
- Mr. Weinberg's book Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach includes a very good discussion of what actually happens at some of his workshops.
- www.ourfuture.com/workshop.htm is a link to a company that conducts such workshops.
- Mark Jason Dominus and the Perl Movement have been famous for lightning talks for years. You can read about them here: perl.plover.com/lightning-talks.html. Software Quality Engineering is also doing lightning talks at some of its conferences in 2005; you can read about that at www.sqe.com/lightningtalks.
- See Peopleware by DeMarco/Listr