Seattle Podcasters at Ignite!

That’s right the Seattle Podcasting Network will be out in force at Ignite tonight. Make sure to say “Hi”:

Once again this month, the Seattle Podcasters’ Meetup ventures out of the friendly confines of Pyramid Alehouse and into the friendly confines of the CHAC, the Capitol Hill Arts Center. We’re taking the opportunity to attend one of the coolest new events in Seattle, and we’re giving our members a chance to get hands-on with the podcasting gear, and up close and personal with the local Geekerati.

Ignite Seattle is a series of geek events hosted by O’Reilly Radar’s Brady Forrest and Make magazine’s Bre Pettis (a Seattle Podcasting Meetup-er). The premiere Ignite event back in December was a blast. Over 200 people packed into the lower level of CHAC to build popsicle-stick bridges and watch a PowerPoint presentation format called Ask Later. Now, if the idea of watching a PowerPoint slide show doesn’t excite you, consider that each speaker has only 5 minutes to present 20 slides, and the slides are automatically timed to advance every 15 seconds. 24 different speakers will present their ideas over the course of an evening, so you’re sure to find one or two topics that will really catch your attention. (Check out the video archives from the first Ignite Seattle here.)

For those of you who’ve been thinking about trying out podcasting — as well as those of you with established podcasts who want a chance to create a podcast that wouldn’t be appropriate for your regular site — we invite you to come out and help contribute to SPN’s “podcast coverage” of what is sure to be a terrific event. Bring your own audio gear or borrow some of ours and conduct roving interviews onsite — to be edited and posted to the SPN podcast and blog later in the week. There is no experience necessary and this will be a great way to get your feet wet in podcasting.

Click on over to our meetup page and RSVP. Hope to see you there!

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