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.
Sometimes experimentation means pushing yourself, to see how you might grow and become a bigger person. Watch Cassie Wallender speak about her experiences with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. And then submit your own talk for Ignite Seattle 27.
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.
KUOW will broadcast the talks from Ignite Seattle 26 on their show Speakers Forum tomorrow night. You can catch a preview on SoundCloud, or tune into KUOW 94.9 FM tomorrow at 11pm.
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.