At work we had an Ignite
event organized by a co-worker.
I had thought to do something on puzzles but was a bit busy and never got around to doing any preparation.
The day before the event a number of people had dropped out and my co-worker asked if I could step in.
So with only a few hours to prepare I though I should look to those who have done some great talks and of course Oskar's IPP31 talk came to mind (here
). I sent him an email asking for permission knowing I wouldn't read his reply until morning, then set about thinking how to fit that talk into the Ignite format.
For those who didn't click the link above, the Ignite format is a lecture lasting 5 minutes, with 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. It became clear I'd never fit even a thimble full of Oskar's hour long content into this format. It was getting late but by 2:00am I had something decent that I thought I could get through in the timeframe. So while I didn't use Oskar's presentation I did get some good ideas from it.
There are a few slides (deep cut, jumbling) where of course it was hopeless, but in general I kept to time and it was well received.
I may at some point get the video and may, if it isn't too embarrassing, be able to post a link to it as well.