Codetown ::: a software developer's community
James Ward gave a great presentation on Heroku. The server of choice for Facebook developement. He commented on some attendees not being familiar with all the buzzwords he used. So we thought of a Buzzword Bingo game.
I think having a handout with the most common buzzwords especially any the speaker is likely to use would be useful. I have always thought having a handout about the speaker and topic would be a good idea. I have never had the time to actually create such a useful document though.
Expand on this thought a bit to make it fun. Create a bingo card with each square being a likely buzzword. Include in the square a definition of the word. Hand out pennies as bingo tokens. As the attendees hear each buzzword they cover the box with a penny. First one to bingo gets a prize.
The card gives the attendees something to refer to to help them figure out what the speaker is saying.