We have twenty-one awesome talks and speakers for you this time. The talks range in subject matter from tech to community to art to business and then back to tech with a little law and science thrown in. Each series of talks will begin at the bottom of the hour. Since the talks (should) last only 35 minutes (five x seven = thirty-five) there will be plenty of time for networking and socializing.Each talk is 20 slides long and each slide is on for only 15 seconds. If a topic bores you, go get a drink! Chances are it will be done by the time you get back.
First Set of Talks (8:30 PM)
- Brady Forrest (O’Reilly Radar, Ignite!) – Greetings & Salutations
- Matthew Maclaurin – (Microsoft Research) – Programming for Fun/Children/Hobbyists/Hackers
- Elisabeth Freeman (Author in the Head First Series, Works at Disney Internet Group) -The Science Behind the Head First Books: or how to write a technical book that doesn’t put your readers to sleep
- Scott Kveton (JanRain) – OpenID
- Avi Geiger – “Power Consumption of Home Computers and Incandescent Lightbulbs” (Brady’s note – trust me this is going to be an eye-opening talk)
- Ryan Stewart (ZDNet’s Universal Desktop; Threecast) – The Rich Internet Application Space: Everything from where AJAX fits to Apollo to WPF to the Flash Platform
- Nancy White (Full Circle Associates) – What the Bleep is a Community Technology Steward?
Second Set of Talks (9:30 PM)
- Hans Omli (Shoestring Ventures)- Elevator Pitches and Parallel Entrepreneurship
- Sarah Davies (Freedom For IP) – Share and share alike: GPL, Creative Commons, and the future of digital freedom
- Lars Liden (Teachtown) – Utilizing Web Technology to Help Children with Autism
- Kurt Brockett (Identity Mine) – A Look at Windows Presentation Foundation
- Marcelo Calbucci (Sampa) – Dr. Watson for AJAX
- Lee Lefever (The World Is Not Flat) – Adventures from a Year of Multimedia Travel Blogging: A few inspiring stories from a year of travel blogging across 29 countries that produced 500+ blog posts, 24 original videos and 14,000 photos.
- Barry Brumitt (Google) – MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters
Third Set of Talks (10:30 PM)
- Ellie Lum (R.E.Load Bags) – “How R.E.Load Makes Their Bags”
- Leo Dirac (Rhapsody) – Transhuman technology trends and their implications for a theory of morality
- Deepak Singh (business|bytes|genes|molecules) – An Open Scientific Future
- Mike Arcuri (Ontela) – Escaping the Empire: how to leave a big company
- Heater Ralph – Art or science? A multi-person pogo stick
- Jordan Mitchell (CEO, OthersOnline) – Distributed Social Networking and a New Metaphor for Search
- Corprew Reed (American Society for Information Science & Technology) – What the heck is the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASIS&T?
Ignite Seattle is a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking). The next one will be held upstairs at the CHAC on Tuesday, February 13th. The Make Contest (Egg Slam) will begin at 6:30; the Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30. Videos and photos from the previous Ignite are available. Admission is free.