GSGI meetings take place once a month.
—— GSGI MEETING FORMAT ——
…::: 1. Lightning talks :::…
Instead of broadly talking about your tasks last month, please discuss 1-2 of the following topics. This can be a single sentence, or a longer response.
The topics are [pick min. 1, max. 2 from the previous month]:
* A new technique I have learnt last month
* A useful recent experience worth sharing
* Something that feels like a success [explain why]
* An epic fail
* Something I was counting on but it hasn’t happened
* A mistake I will never make again
* A problem I am struggling to solve [explain]
You can take up to 5-10 minutes for this, if you want.
…::: 2. Discussion :::…
One person picks a topic for the next month. When sending out the topic for the next meeting, please attach a few "guiding questions”: things that you want to get out of the other attendees. Think of this as crowdsourcing: personal experiences, personal preferences, and useful tips.
Example: if the topic is “How to do great presentations”, the guiding questions can be:
- “what is the best/worst talk you have ever seen”
- “what annoys you the most when listening to presentations”
- “have you ever consciously improved something in your own presentation style”
Here is a list of previous topics:
…::: [optional] 3. Practical Challenge Session :::…
[This part is optional. If you want to volunteer for it, let me know
at least 2 weeks before the meeting, so that we can reserve additional
We are offering a “deal” -> you can volunteer to:
(a) practice a conference presentation
(b) show a poster (…draft)
(c) practice a job interview / presentation
In return, you will received feedback structured as a “list of things to improve” collected from the audience. All attendees will anonymously vote on the order of this list, so that you know exactly which things you should focus on first.
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