Rubin Research Bytes
The "Rubin Research Bytes" (RRB) session with be held in lieu of a poster session. The deadline for giving a flash talk has passed.
What is a Rubin Research Byte (RRB)? An RRB is a flash talk on Rubin-related scientific research, engineering, or software. The 60-minute RRB session will have 8 breakout rooms with 4-5 speakers and 2 moderators per room. Each speaker will give their flash talk, and then there will be 10 minutes for panel-style Q&A at the end. At the 30-minute mark, the audience will switch breakout rooms while speakers and moderators stay in the same room and repeat the talks and Q&A for a new audience. Thus, all speakers give their talk twice, and all audience members see a total of 8-10 flash talks.
Instructions for speakers: All speakers in a given breakout room will share a single slide deck (link to be provided by email). Speakers must keep to the time of 3 minutes if there are 5 speakers, or 4 minutes if there are 4 speakers in the session. It is highly recommended that you limit yourself to 2-3 slides, and that you practice and time yourself. The option to simply read from a script is a great benefit of virtual talks!
Instructions for moderators: There will be two moderators per breakout room. Moderator One will screen-share the slide deck, advance the slides, and keep time, enforcing the 3 minute limit when necessary. Moderator Two will welcome attendees, instruct them to type their questions into the Zoom chat while the speakers are talking, and then select questions in a way that gives time to all the speakers (e.g., prioritize questions 'for the panel' that all speakers could answer, or try to pick one question per speaker). One of the two must volunteer to record the breakout room, save the file to their computer, and afterwards upload the file to a Dropbox (to be provided). Decide between yourselves who will do which duties.
All talks will be recorded. If you don't want your flash talk to be recorded, the moderator can pause the recording while you speak and then resume recording after you're done. You can also request that recording be paused during the panel-style Q&A.