Lightning Talks: How to Create and Deliver a Successful Tech Talk

Every month, Square Engineers give lightning talks internally. We just started sharing some of our favorites.

Over the last two years, I’ve provided speakers with early feedback on their technical presentations. Eventually, it made sense to compile these tips into their own lightning talk. Here are some pointers on how to create a successful tech talk that will grab your audience’s attention.

I also delivered a more in-depth version of that talk at Droidcon NYC:

What other tricks do you use?