Ignite Seattle 5: The Schedule

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

  1. Ellen KowalczykLiving 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.
  2. Noah IliinskyGeneration 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.
  3. Jeff BarrHow to be a Technology Evangelist
    Jeff will talk about the theory and practice of technology evangelism – what it is and how it is done.
  4. Adam PhilippHow 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.
  5. Vj Vijai- Hacking the Technical Interview
    Use NLP, Hypnosis and other Jedi Mind tricks to land the exact job that you want
  6. Dick CarlsonBad Powerpoint! Bad! Bad! Do your Powerpoint presentations suck? Yes, they do. Admit it. Maybe we can fix it, just a little.
  7. Helen CookThe 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Ramez NaamBottoms 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?

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9:15PM – Second Set of Talks

  1. Alex Steffen – World Changing
  2. 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.
  3. Ryan McMinnA pseudoscience guide to geek dating
    How the things you know and love like numbers, stats, charts & obsessive tendencies can actually help your dating life.
  4. todd sawickiHistory 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
  5. Justin MartensteinThe Six Hour Startup
    Is it possible to take a startup from idea to implementation in a Saturday afternoon?
  6. Josh KopelFun without function
    Creative adults love to play. At MakePhilly we are working on some simple rules that give them the excuse they need.
  7. Jordan Andersen – Opinion Systems
    Online debate, why our “Information Systems” are poor at organizing opinion, and some ideas achieving consensus on-line
  8. Matt MayAccessibility Helps You
    From curb cuts to phone trees, accessible tech makes our lives easier; Why to apply accessibility to the work we do.
  9. 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.

Ignite Seattle Talks

Next Tuesday night at the CHAC we are going to have the next Ignite! Starting at 8PM we are going to hear from 16 speakers. There is one more day to submit talks. Here are the talks so far:

  1. Noah IliinskyGeneration of Complex Diagrams: How to Make Lasagna Instead of SpaghettiA system for creating good diagrams, starting with perception and cognition, and ending by advising key choice points.
  2. Ellen KowalczykLiving with (and not killing) the entrepreneur in your lifeCreative ways on managing money, time, personal space and the emotional ups and downs of living with a startup junkie.
  3. 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.
  4. todd sawickiHistory of Online AdvertisingFrom 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
  5. Adam PhilippHow to Roll Your Own Patent ApplicationGot an Idea? Is it new? Is it useful? Is it obvious? Yes, Yes, No! Patent it! Or at least get the provisional filed.
  6. Vj Vijai- Hacking the Technical Interview Use NLP, Hypnosis and other Jedi Mind tricks to land the exact job that you want
  7. Jeff BarrHow to be a Technology EvangelistJeff will talk about the theory and practice of technology evangelism – what it is and how it is done.
  8. Ramez NaamBottoms 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. Ryan McMinnA pseudoscience guide to geek datingHow the things you know and love like numbers, stats, charts & obsessive tendencies can actually help your dating life.
  10. Monica Guzman – How to be an awesome news story commenterA few tips on how you can use news story comment boards to improve local journalism and help reporters help you.
  11. Helen CookThe most beautiful game in the worldThe first half of this talk will teach you how to play the most beautiful game in the world: go.
  12. Justin MartensteinThe Six Hour StartupIs it possible to take a startup from idea to implementation in a Saturday afternoon?

Ignite Seattle on 2/19! Submit your talk!

It’s been a really long time coming and I am thrilled to be able to announce the next Ignite Seattle is February 19th at the CHAC. W00t, it’s great to be back! At the last one we had over 350 people watch 15 great talks (all of which can be found online). Watch the videos (courtesy of Bryan Zug) to see some excellent talks like Shawn Murphy’s Hacking Chocolate, Elan Lee’s LIFE: If you’re bored, you’re doing it wrong, and Dan Shapiro’s Ten valuable lessons you shouldn’t learn.

On the 19th we are going to have 16 Ask Later talks. These talks will each be 5 minutes long with 20 slides and only 15 seconds a slide. Anyone who did not speak at the last Ignite is welcome to speak. Topics should fall in the realm of web 2.0 technology, entrepreneurship, life hacks, or something else that you think a room full of internet junkies will appreciate. Stories and lessons work better than product demos. Submit your talk by 2/10 (talks are selected on a rolling basis; you’re more likely to get in if you beat the rush that comes at the end). RSVP at Upcoming.

Come to Thingamajiggr!

You are cordially invited to Thingamajiggr, a unique event co-hosted by O’Reilly Radar and Waggle Labs celebrating Seattle’s tech scene with great people, innovative technology, and grooving DJs. More info below:

Evening schedule:

· 7:30, doors open

· 8:00-9:30ish, Opening presentations

John Kao, renown author and innovation expert, will kick off the evening with a presentation on the topic of his new book, Innovation Nation: How America is Losing its Innovation Edge, Why it Matters, and What We Can Do to Get it Back. See interview on Colbert Report and book review at: http://oz.deichman.net/2007/10/review-john-kaos-innovation-nation.html .

We will then have a few short presentations from local tech innovators in the style of Ignite, followed by Pablos and 3ric’s hacker magic show.

· 9:30 Start Mobile Team Werewolf

We decided, in honor of the werewolf craze that has consumed the tech scene, to create a mobile team werewolf game, party version! While chatting with friends and drinking martinis you will be hunting for werewolves. Bring your cell phone, it will be your game console. Be sure to show up before 9:30 if you want to play.

· 9:30pm – 2:00am, party with DJs and miscellaneous hackery/art

Amidst the bloodbath of villagers and werewolves you will enjoy the music (be sure to check out DJ Ludington’s Live PA setup), video projections of wireless infrared cameras, tesla coils, iron trees, and of course, the bar. You may also choose to experience Josh Lind’s subversive radio transmitter/antennae DJ action using his tub of radios.

Venue and dress:

The party is located in a raw warehouse space that was transformed into a 1920s style “speakeasy” for private events. In honor of both the venue and the tech scene, we suggest you dress to impress for the swank 2020s.

Where will the proceeds go?

We wanted to let you decide which tech non-profit we should send our proceeds to, so you will be voting on Friday.

How else can you participate?

If you have some tech/art/hackery you would like to bring, let us know. It’s never too late! We will be setting up Thursday and Friday, and taking down Saturday, if you would like to help. Email party@thingamajiggr.com.

Free 360 Flex Pass from Picnik

360 Flex is a Seattle developer conference. As they describe themselves:

360|Flex was the first all Flex/Apollo themed conference. Our inaugural conference in San Jose was a sell-out success. No doubt due to Adobe’s Flex Evangelist, Ted Patrick, helping to rally the community. This conference takes you into the nitty-gritty of Flex development. If you’re serious about Flex, then you need to attend this conference.

360|Flex is a community driven event. The sole purpose of the show is to bring the best of the Flex community together in one place to share war stories from the trenches and to allow the experts to share their deep technical knowledge to a large group. Another benefit is finally being able to put a face, voice and personality onto the bloggers, flexcoders and article writers that you’ve come to depend on.

Picnik, the awesome online photo-editor, is giving a way one pass to 360 Flex. The first Flex Developer to mail Picnik founder Mike Harringon gets it. Use mike at picnik dotcom.

Watch Ignite at Gnomedex

We selected some talks to be done again at Gnomedex this morning. The video is streaming at http://chris.pirillo.com/live/

We go on at 11:30. We’ll see the following speakers again:

Make Art Not Content
Scotto Moore

Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR!
Dave McClure

Stop Yelling, Start Weaving
Deborah Schultz

Is 2008 the year the “Third Screen” takes center stage?
Beth Goza

Venture Capital Term Sheets
Leo Dirac

An embarrassment of riches – the story of Noonhat
Brian Dorsey

LIFE: if you’re bored, you’re doing it wrong
Elan Lee

Thanks and Some Links

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I’d like to thank all the attendees, volunteers, the CHAC, the people who promoted the event, and the speakers. It was an amazing event and it couldn’t have happened without you all.

As promised here are some of the links mentioned in presentations last night:

Noonhat – Changing the world through lunch

VC Term Sheets – Leo Dirac has put up his slides, but has judged that the spreadsheets aren’t ready to be shared yet. We’ll post them here when they are.

Jobs – in case you were interested both Ontela and Mifos are hiring.

Art Not Content – Before Scotto (in pic) started pondering the artist merits of LOLCats, he made a two season video series entitled “Cherub: The Vampire with Bunny Slippers“. I helped, but don’t hold that against it; it really is funny — especially if you are familiar with the Buffyverse.

Werewolf RulesHere you go.

Thanks again!

(Photo credit: Stewtopia, stay-at-home-blogger)

Follow Ignite

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1) Join the announcement list. Bre and I are the only people who post to it. It’s generally just alerts about upcoming events.

2) Follow us on Twitter. We are ignitesea. You can text “follow ignitesea” to 40404. Alternately, just go to the webpage.

3)  Subscribe to the blog via RSS. We’re going to start posting more about local tech events in case the periodically, quarterly ignite events aren’t enough for you.