Ignite Seattle Alum Launches Subscription Science Kits for Girls

We always get excited when we see Ignite alumni doing awesome and amazing things. Last week Kina McAllister (Reject to Lab Tech @ Ignite Seattle 22) launched a new Kickstarter project called StemBox: a science subscription kit for girls. We reached out to offer our congratulations, and she said this about the motivation behind her project:

“This whole thing was really inspired by the Ignite talk you all invited me to give last year. You have an amazing platform to help people find their inspiration. Thanks again!!”

StemBox is already halfway to it’s goal of raising $15,000. Check it out and find your own inspiration.

Draw a comic, save the world – Jeremy Kayes

Drawing comics and saving the world are two activities that may seem inaccessible but are really quite simple. Jer will walk us through these seemingly unrelated pursuits and hopefully inspire everyone to give one or both a try!

About Jeremy
Jeremy Kayes (Jer) is a comic artist and self-publishing advocate. His graphic novel “The Indies” is an inspirational adventure for anyone who’s ever had to weigh their big artistic dreams against the cold logistics of the real world. His club SICAGA is dedicated to actively enabling artists to both begin and complete their creative projects.

Jer pays his bills by writing software. When he’s not drawing or coding, he enjoys getting lost in the mountains with his impressively camping-savvy kitty, Zilla.

How To Get Your Teenager To Talk To You – Linda Breneman

From Linda:

Sometimes teenagers don’t want to talk to their parents. As a mom, I got worried when my kid didn’t keep me informed. So I tried a few experiments to improve our relationship. The thing that worked the best was playing video games together. I started playing video games to connect with my teenager, and then I started to love them for their own sake.

About Linda
Linda Breneman is a writer, a reader, a movie fan, and a gamer. She co-founded Seattle’s literary center, Richard Hugo House in 1996 and now she’s the publisher of Pixelkin.org. She loves Jane Austen, mysteries, everything sci-fi, and cockapoo dogs.

Naked in Public – Peter Toms

Curious about the history of the Fremont Solstice Parade? We were fortunate to have Peter Toms, one of the parade’s creators on the Ignite stage to give his first hand account of how the parade got started and how it has evolved over the years. The Fremont Solstice Parade is this Saturday, June 20th at 3pm and the festival runs all weekend (June 19th through the 21st).

(NOTE: if you are offended by out-of-focus, far-away nudity, this talk might not be for you.)

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Videos and Photos from Ignite 27

We held Ignite Seattle 27 a couple of weeks back and it was an amazing, sold-out event but if you missed it (or if you you’d like to re-live the event), you can catch up here.

First up, here’s all the videos from Ignite Seattle 27:

You can head to our YouTube channel for all our videos from this and all past Ignites.

Second, keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite photos from the event. You can see all of the photos in the Ignite Seattle photo group on Flickr.

This work by http://stewtopia.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This work by http://stewtopia.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This work by http://stewtopia.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This work by http://stewtopia.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This work by http://stewtopia.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This work by http://stewtopia.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

See you again at Ignite 28 coming back to Town Hall in the fall!

Photographing The Unseeable – Adam Philipp

From Adam-

Too often we think there is no way to capture the beauty that is around us; especially at night. Or we limit ourselves to what can be captured in the visible spectrum. Adam presents how the unseeable can be captured and shares some of his experiences of sharing back these moments to the people he has photographed.

About Adam Phillip
By day Adam is the managing partner of ÆON Law, a high tech intellectual property law firm. By night Adam seeks out vibrant people and interesting settings to photograph. You can find Adam’s daytime Twitter persona @mypatents

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