Category Archives: Sponsors

Changes to Ignite Seattle

For the first time ever, Ignite Seattle will be charging at the door. We hope that you find the $5 a reasonable amount to part with for attending the event.

We are choosing to do this due to an increase in venue fees, to make Ignite Seattle sustainable (and not just coming out of volunteers pockets), and to contribute money to local education projects via Donor’s Choose.

Sponsors

In a similar vein, we are looking for 2-3 companies to sponsor this year’s events. Please contact josh /at/ kolaborationstudio.com if you are interested.

Sponsor: Thanks Axios Law (Again!)

Thanks to Axios Law for sponsoring Ignite again last night!

AXIOS Law Group is an intellectual property, technology, entertainment and litigation law firm formed in 2006 by a joining of law firms that date back to 2000. Located in Seattle, Washington, our lawyers represent individuals, start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses and large multinational corporations throughout Washington and beyond. While many of our clients hail from the Puget Sound region, we handle the legal needs of clients located throughout the country and internationally, including Las Vegas, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City and Vancouver, as well as Latin America, Asia and Europe.

We are focused on helping our clients achieve their business goals by minimizing litigation risk and maximizing business opportunity. From formation to dissolution, and everything in between, our lawyers represent clients in the areas of: Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Business Planning & Risk Management, Business Structure & Organization, Trade Secret Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Transactions, Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology Transactions & Contracts, Technology & Business Litigation, and Unfair Competition Law.

Sponsor: Thank-You Lockergnome (again x 2)!

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Lockergnome sponsored Ignite again last night! And Chris came for the first time; I hope next time we can get him on stage. Thanks Chris and Ponzi!

To inform, empower, and entertain – Lockergnome is here as a resource for people who are curious about the world of technology around them. Novices and experts are welcome to explore our ever-growing list of resources. Our contributors are full of passion. We will do our best to keep you informed on a daily basis. We will share your feedback, suggestions, and stories with the rest of our community whenever and wherever possible. If you seek knowledge, if you seek professional growth, if you seek information that’s presented in a personal voice… you’re home with Lockergnome.

Sponsor: Thank-You Google!

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With the help of Chris DiBona and Barry Brumitt (speaker) I am pleased to announce that Google is also sponsoring Ignite tonight. As I’ve mentioned on Radar, I use Google for search, mail, and docs (formerly Writely). Using those products certainly made producing Ignite a lot simpler. Thanks Google!
Here’s some more on what Barry Brumitt will be discussing:

Processing and transforming large data sets can be cumbersome and slowon a single machine, while using multiple machines can require significant custom infrastructure to see the advantages of parallelism. Google has many such data sets which are used to build the indexes that provide rapid responses to the very high query rate observed on its web sites. Google engineers nigh-universally use The “Map-Reduce” framework to process large (Gb, Tb, Pb?) datasets across thousands of machines simultaneously. A 20-line program is all that is necessary to perform a simple transformation across a very large cluster. In my work over the last year, I’ve been using Map-Reduce to process large geographic data sets which describe the earth. At IgniteSeattle, I’m going to introduce MapReduce and describe a couple ways it can be effectively used when working with typical geographic data sets.

Sponsor: Thank-You Laughing Squid

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Scott Beale of Laughing Squid has offered to sponsor Ignite! You’ve probably seen some of his amazing photos if you have checked out our Flickr Group.

Scott happened to be in Seattle for the last Ignite. He found the event on Upcoming and came by on a lark. Scott won’t be with us physically this time, but he will be with us in both spirit and sticker (make sure you get one!). Thanks Scott and Laughing Squid!

Laughing Squid, run by primary tentacle Scott Beale, focuses on art,culture and technology from San Francisco and beyond.

Sponsor: Thank-You Lockergnome (again)!

Lockergnome

Lockergnome is once again sponsoring Ignite! Thanks Chris and Ponzi!

To inform, empower, and entertain – Lockergnome is here as a resource for people who are curious about the world of technology around them. Novices and experts are welcome to explore our ever-growing list of resources. Our contributors are full of passion. We will do our best to keep you informed on a daily basis. We will share your feedback, suggestions, and stories with the rest of our community whenever and wherever possible. If you seek knowledge, if you seek professional growth, if you seek information that’s presented in a personal voice… you’re home with Lockergnome.