We always get excited when we see Ignite alumni doing awesome and amazing things. Last week Kina McAllister (Reject to Lab Tech @ Ignite Seattle 22) launched a new Kickstarter project called StemBox: a science subscription kit for girls. We reached out to offer our congratulations, and she said this about the motivation behind her project:
“This whole thing was really inspired by the Ignite talk you all invited me to give last year. You have an amazing platform to help people find their inspiration. Thanks again!!”
StemBox is already halfway to it’s goal of raising $15,000. Check it out and find your own inspiration.
What does it mean to hack a neighborhood? To maintain culture and community as your city and environment changes around you? K. Wyking Garrett spoke at Ignite Seattle 26 on Hacking Gentrification in the Central District.
Have an idea for a talk on experimentation and your changing world? Submit your talk for Ignite Seattle 27 and get up on stage to share your own stories.
We’ve seen few talks that play within the constraints of the format in the way that Sol Villarreal did at Ignite Seattle 26. He invited a stranger from the audience (Mary Joyce) up on to the stage to give a completely improvised (yes, really) Ignite talk. And it was amazing.
Sol Villarreal reads the Seattle Times and all the local blogs obsessively so that you don’t have to. Every Sunday morning he sends out an email called Sol’s Civic Minute that’ll tell you what’s happening in Seattle in just 60 seconds per week.
We are coming up fast on Ignite Seattle 23. The event is scheduled for mid-February – the 12th. That means if you would like to give an Ignite talk, you need to submit by this Friday. We’ve already gotten lots of great submissions, but we are always looking for more.
Fill out the Submit a Talk form if you have an idea. We’ll be choosing talks some time next week. As always, we look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, February 12th. You can buy tickets now through Stranger Tickets.
Ignite Seattle 22 is next Wednesday, November 20th at Town Hall. You can buy tickets now to reserve your place. This is our list of speakers, though not neceassarily in the order they are speaking.
Steve Roth – Five Things You Don’t Know About Hamlet Mandy Sorensen (@mandercrosby) – Superbugs: It’s What’s for Dinner. Manuhuia Barcham – What Do You Mean the Culture is Different Here?!? Lewis Lin (Lewis_Lin) – Negotiate Like an Angry Bride Michael Grabham (@survivestreets) – Hey Mister, Can You Spare a Dime?
Paul Shoemaker (@paulshoeSVP) – Hacking Social Good: 3 Questions to Unlock Your Potential Molly Bullard (@seattlephotoorg) – How to Tame Your Digital Photos Hanne Ockert-Axelsson (@hanneoa) – Revolutionary Compassion Christine Klimkowski (@c_klimkowski) – Ship That Matters David Hoang (@davidhoang) – Coast-to-Coast: How to Live in Two Cities Shannon Houghton (@MsHoughton) – We Need Math Pushers
Jeris JC Miller (@dakini_3) – Adventures with Google Glass Darcy Burner (@DarcyBurner) – The Protest Algorithm Sarah Schacht (@Sarahschacht) – I Got E. Coli so You Don’t Have To; How Open Data and Usability Can Prevent Food Poisoning Shango Los (@VIMEA_grows) – Embrace Your Local Pot Farmer Cristina McAllister (kinabutterjelly) – Reject to Lab Tech
Today (Oct. 11th) is the last day that you can submit your idea for an Ignite talk. At midnight tonight we will no longer be accepting talks and we will begin deliberating on who will make it into the next batch of presenters. Next month, November 20th, we will be back at Town Hall and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there, whether you are giving a talk or not.
Click the Submit Talk link and fill out the form and voila!, you’re done! It’s never too late to submit your talk. Well… until midnight tonight, then it definitely will be too late. Good luck!