I can't believe I am the first person reading this in all of goodreads.com :-)
Last night while eating one of the Python Brazil guys told me about the Lightning Talks session taking place today.
Since I am basically insane, I was convinced to do my first lightning talk:
In spanish in front of a purely brazilian audience
Creating it while having breakfast 1 hour before the event
After exceeding the allotted 50! minutes 2 days ago
So, in short, I was terrified. I got there, sat at the back, start listening.
I was 4th in order.
1: doctests (nice)
2: pronounceable passwords (nice)
3: MVC in gtk... I didn't understand a word, and ran out of time.
So, I am now thinking nobody will understand me at all, so I will slow down, run out of time, and will then give the worst lightning talk ever.
I'm next up. My topic: how to build a spreadsheet in 5 minutes.
Amazingly, it worked rather well, the "MC" asked me for a copy of the code, and said it was a neat example. Noone looked horrified or ROFLing, so I am at least somewhat happy about it.
Here is the code for you, too: ssin5min.tgz
I would do it again. But if I am doing it again here, I am learning portuguese first.