We have 16 great talks for Ignite this Tuesday. They range from how to do better at your job to the game of Go to the elections. It’s going to be a great night. The talks start at 8, but doors open at 7. So come to the CHAC and have a beer with us before the show begins.
8:00PM – First Set of Talks
- Ellen Kowalczyk – Living with (and not killing) the entrepreneur in your life
Creative ways on managing money, time, personal space and the emotional ups and downs of living with a startup junkie.
- Noah Iliinsky – Generation of Complex Diagrams: How to Make Lasagna Instead of Spaghetti
A system for creating good diagrams, starting with perception and cognition, and ending by advising key choice points.
- Jeff Barr – How to be a Technology Evangelist
Jeff will talk about the theory and practice of technology evangelism – what it is and how it is done.
- Adam Philipp – How to Roll Your Own Patent Application
Got an Idea? Is it new? Is it useful? Is it obvious? Yes, Yes, No! Patent it! Or at least get the provisional filed.
- Vj Vijai- Hacking the Technical Interview
Use NLP, Hypnosis and other Jedi Mind tricks to land the exact job that you want
- Dick Carlson – Bad Powerpoint! Bad! Bad! Do your Powerpoint presentations suck? Yes, they do. Admit it. Maybe we can fix it, just a little.
- Helen Cook – The most beautiful game in the world
The first half of this talk will teach you how to play the most beautiful game in the world: go.
- Sarah Schacht – Run the Government: A Primer for Online Citizens
Web 2.0 has been around for a few years. US democracy-over 200. On/offline best practices & tools for citizen activism.
- Ramez Naam – Bottoms Up – Putting Employees, Information, and Customers In Charge of Business
What if businesses were market democracies? Would they be more effective? More conscientious? How do we make it so?
9:15PM – Second Set of Talks
- Alex Steffen – World Changing
- Monica Guzman – How to be an awesome news story commenter
A few tips on how you can use news story comment boards to improve local journalism and help reporters help you.
- Ryan McMinn – A pseudoscience guide to geek dating
How the things you know and love like numbers, stats, charts & obsessive tendencies can actually help your dating life.
- todd sawicki – History of Online Advertising
From the 1st banner ad to where spam came from to the rise of the dreaded pop – its all explained so you’ll who to blame
- Justin Martenstein – The Six Hour Startup
Is it possible to take a startup from idea to implementation in a Saturday afternoon?
- Josh Kopel – Fun without function
Creative adults love to play. At MakePhilly we are working on some simple rules that give them the excuse they need.
- Jordan Andersen – Opinion Systems
Online debate, why our “Information Systems” are poor at organizing opinion, and some ideas achieving consensus on-line
- Matt May – Accessibility Helps You
From curb cuts to phone trees, accessible tech makes our lives easier; Why to apply accessibility to the work we do.
- Heather Ralph – Hacking elections: Getting your favorite politicians elected (legally)
I will describe some of the most effective ways to get people elected, from doorbelling to YouTube videos.