Every year, my company, Automattic, has a grand meetup somewhere in the world. We are a distributed company and currently we have ~140 employees who work from all over the world. While we have many smaller group meetups throughout the year, the yearly grand meetup is the only time we all get to see each other in person.
One of the traditions is that everyone in the company must give a five-minute “flash talk” on any subject. Here are mine so far —
In September 2012 in San Diego, I spoke about rabbits:
And in September 2013 in Santa Cruz, I came out as a proud liar:
(Thanks to my colleague, Aaron Douglas, for posting his flash talk and giving me the idea to post these.)