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Those are the next five topics selected for the next Ignite (2/13). I am still selecting talks, but we now have a total of 10 talks.
- Scott Kveton (JanRain) – OpenID
- Hans Omli (Shoestring Ventures)- The Art of the Elevator Pitch – how to pitch your tech startup in 30 seconds or less
- Heater Ralph – Art or science? A multi-person pogo stick
- Marcelo Calbucci (Sampa) – Dr. Watson for AJAX
- 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
The rest of the talks will revealed next week!
Those are the first five topics selected for the next Ignite (2/13). I’ve been busy going through the submissions, but I would like to announce the first five speakers: for the Ask Later talks:
- Marc Hedlund (Wesabe) – “Five Ways to Actually Provide Privacy in a Web Application.”
- Avi Geiger – “Power Consumption of Home Computers and Incandescent Lightbulbs” (Brady’s note – trust me this is going to be an eye-opening talk)
- 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
- Ellie Romero (R.E.Load Bags) – “How R.E.Load Makes Their Bags”
- 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.
The topics span tech, DIY, life hacks and (in future, to-be-accepted talks) entrepreneurship. More speakers will be announced in the coming days.
Wanna submit a talk? The final speakers won’t be selected until the submission deadline of 2/7 — next Wednesday. Take a look at the guidelines.
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 will begin at 6:30; the Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30. Admission is free.
We maxed out the lower level of CHAC last time we were there. While we weren’t looking, CHAC went and renovated the space upstairs into a massive awesome space that’ll be perfect for Ignite Seattle!
We stopped into to take a peek and a rock band was setting up.
They’ve made a bar that we’ll have all to ourselves! Mmmm, drinks!
So you should remember that it’s at the same location and still free, but upstairs instead of downstairs!
Ignite Seattle Deux (that means 2 in fancy-talk)
February 13th, 2007 6:30 – 11:00
CHAC Upper Level (MAP)
621 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 388-0521
Shelly Farnham at Ignite; Photo by PD Gibson
It is time for you to submit your Ask Later proposal to the next Ignite! What do you want to tell Seattle in 5 minutes? You get 20 slides for 15 seconds a slide and you can’t control it. If you’re unsure of how it works watch a couple of videos from last time.
To submit a talk email us at:
Please include the topic and any affiliations in your email. Submissions will be open until Wednesday, February 7th. We have room for 21 speakers. I expect there will be more than that proposed. Slides will be due by Sunday the 11th.
How will selections be made? They will be based on content (will it appeal to geeks?) and what else is in the program. There will be no repeat speakers from the first Ignite. One tip: we found that the best, most popular talks were not straight product demos, but instead focused on personal experiences that could easily be applied to other people’s own project and lives.
Looking for inspiration? Check out the previous speaker list and watch the videos from last time.
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 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.
Note: Speakers will be chosen and announced a rolling basis, but the final speakers will not be chosen until the 7th – meaning you have a definite advantage if you submit early!
We had 25 speakers at the first Ignite. Bryan Zug was kind enough to record and edit all 25 talks. All of the talks can be found on the Ignite Seattle page on Blip.Tv.
All of the talks were great, but some really come through well on video. I recommend that you check out:
You can also download all of the talks from our S3 account, sponsored by Amazon Webservices. Grab the Torrent or download the Zip file.
All 25 of the Ask Later presentations from Ignite are now available in a handy Zip file.
We hadn’t made any plans to distribute the presentations until someone in the crowd asked for them. Jeff Barr of Amazon WebServices quickly offered to sponsor an S3 account to help us out. Thanks Jeff and AWS!
Download the zip file from S3.
Ignite Crowd Photo from PDGibson
Bre and I have plotted with the owners of the CHAC to schedule another Ignite! We know that we need more space. We know that we need to keep the energy alive. We know that we need to top the last event. We know that we need to keep the bar nearby. We’re going to do all of those things and more…
The next Ignite is scheduled for… February 13th upstairs at the CHAC. The upstairs is huge and will be freshly renovated. It has high ceilings with lots of room for things to fly though the air.
Admission will be free. The format will be the same. The top-secret Make event will begin at 6:30 and go til 8:00. The Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30 and continue for three rounds with frequent breaks.
Start thinking now if you want to do an Ask Later talk. I’ll do a call for submissions in January.
We’ll give you one hint for Bre’s Make event: You’ll have to figure out how to save your chickens before they hatch.
Brady & Bre
PS – RSVP at Upcoming if you like
On10.net came to the bridge-building portion of the event and made a great video! – Link
Thanks again to everyone who came to Ignite. We know from the door at the bar that over 200 people had come through by then; we also know that there were a ton of people who were never counted. Our estimates put the total number of people between 250 and 300. Wow!
Thanks to the people who have blogged about the event. Here are the posts that I was able to find via incoming traffic and Technorati.
I hope that Matt and Buzz can make it next time. If you’ve also blogged about us please let me know and I will add a link to your post.