Bring industry and academia together to have a conversation.
One speaker addressing hundreds of people is hardly a conversation.
So, let's change that.
Chess-timer talks are our unusual solution to making tech conferences a more interactive, more fun, and better place for learning and discussions.
Speakers who choose to give a chess-timer talk are allowed 20 minutes of solo speaking time, and 20 minutes of discussion time. A Curry On representative operates a chess-timer during the presentation, switching between solo + discussion time budgets. When an audience member interrupts the talk to ask a question, for example, we switch the timer to deduct from discussion time.
Curry On will feature a limited number of chess-timer sessions, meaning that a majority of talks will still be standard conference talks.