Pecha kucha (Wikipedia) is a simple presentation format designed to make presentations rapid and concise. The style is 20x20, meaning the presenter presents 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The slides move forward on an automatic timer. It's more challenging than it sounds at first.
Tonight was ThoughtWorks University XVIII's first of five pecha kucha nights. We'll be doing nine presentations per night, one night a week, for the remainder of the university. I signed up for the first week and was more than a little nervous to find I not only was going last, but following the amazing Sumeet Moghe.
My time quickly came and I promptly headed to the front of the room to give my presentation -- How To Get 100 Hits On Your Blog. I handed my phone off to Richard on the way up and captured the entire affair in HD*. I think it went well, but I'm absolutely open to feedback.
The slides of my colleagues are also available on slideshare. We had a wide variety of presentations; covering China, Chinese cuisine, time, the Kennedy Space Center, mobile communication and Disney World.
The video will be available soon.