Speaker Lineup for Ignite Seattle 22

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

Deadline to Submit a Talk is Midnight

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!

Videos from Ignite Seattle 21 are up

We have finally posted the videos from the last Ignite, held at Fremont Outdoor Cinemas in August. We had a fantastic crop of talks, including The Geek Diet, Being a Tech Entrepreneur in Baghdad, and How Video Games are Like Kissing. Check out the entire playlist for a view of all the talks.

The next Ignite is Wednesday, November 20th and today is the last day to submit a talk. Get yours in tonight before the deadline!

Talk Submission Closing on Monday

If you would like to speak at the next Ignite (Sunday, August 18th), you’ve got a little bit less than a week to submit your talks. The talk submission form will be closing at 11:59pm on Monday, July 8th. That should give you plenty of time over the holiday weekend to finish up your best talk proposal.

This is our annual outdoor Ignite, and we’d love to make use of the outdoor space. If you have any suggestions for somebody you might like to see on-stage (acrobatic, fire eater, etc), the please fill out the nominations form.

Announcing the Ignite Seattle 20 Talks

We’re excited to announce the lineup for Ignite Seattle 20 on May 16th. Join us at Town Hall, talks start promptly at 8pm. Get your tickets here.

Madeline Puckette – 7 Things You Never Knew About the Most Expensive Wines of the World
Wine is no longer just a drink, it has become a commodity like stock. Learn seven of the more interesting facts about the most expensive wines in the world and what ties them together. Never drink wine the same again.

Diana Vergis Vinh – My Life of Poo
Learning kale recipes that don’t make my family gag, thinking my goat was pregnant when she was just plain fat and being surrounded by endless piles of poo – who knew that backyard urban farming could be so darned engaging? Hear from a long time urban farmer the ups and the downs of this manic pursuit.

Jeffrey Hicks – Welcome to the Psych Ward
This is a talk about what it actually feels like to lose your mind. It is an insiders look into madness and recovery.

Nathan Kaiser – From Bits to Booze and Not Quite Back Again
What I learned going from bits to booze and what I hope to bring back with me.

Nicole Steinbok – Everyday Pitches
Learn how to get people to like and trust you, give you time, do boring shit, reply to an email, provide great feedback, buy into plans, hire you and much more!

Sally James – Small words
Why keeping it short, even using shorter words, may help people understand you.

Theresa Harris – I want to teach your child to fail
Kids become less creative as they grow and Theresa Harris, founder of Thrive Art School, says this is due to how they experience failure. She’s on a mission to teach kids to fail enthusiastically.

Dave Zucker – Sir Mix-a-Bot, the Robot Bartender
In October of 2002, I picked up a surplus PUMA robot arm from a local university. I was sad to discover it didn’t work, and have spent the past 10 years bringing it back to life and transforming it into a robot bartender, dubbed Sir Mix-a-Bot.

Whitney Mongé – Busking in Pike Place Market
My talk will be about the basic know how’s of street performing in Pike Place Market. It will also be a short but detailed outline of how to be successful at busking virtually anywhere.

Jack Bennetto – The Moral Clarity of Killing Ivy
In a world of ambiguity and complexity, we can find moral clarity in killing English ivy and other invasive plants. Jack Bennetto outlines his journey as an anti-invasivist and explains how you can achieve peace and happiness through wanton destruction leading to restoration and rebirth.

Nancy White – S#*!, is it time to think about a legacy?
What happens when you wake up and realize you are a certain age,a grandparent, your husband is retiring and people start calling you an “elder” in your field? When you can’t even DESCRIBE your field? Come peer with me over this deliciously scary edge of considering my future. Regardless of our ages, is it time to think about our legacies?

Joe Ludwig – The second coming of Virtual Reality
Back in the early nineties everybody thought that virtual reality would be the next big thing. Now, twenty years later, that might actually be true.

Frank Rogan – How Are You Not Dead?
Everyone has a superpower, and apparently mine is “not getting killed.” I’ve escaped embarrassing death and painful dismemberment several times. It all makes for a great story, and it’s your stories that make you human.

Randy Stewart – How to Pitch Ignite Seattle
After reading and voting on hundreds of Ignite proposals, I can tell you about the ins and outs of what will get you considered before anyone else. I reveal the inner most workings of the secret machinations of the Ignite selection committee.

Carmen Hudson – I Stalk Strangers Online
Software engineers and other highly sought-after talent: you can run, but you can’t hide. Employers will go to great lengths to find in-demand talent; that’s where I come in. Armed with a few search engine commands, tenacity and a telephone, I can find anyone. People like me — known as “sourcers” — use the internet to find contact information, hobbies and interests, and other personal data in order to silver tongue our way into the lives of top talent. I’ll show you how we do it.

Gina Phillips – The Ultimate Mistake
Gina has competed at the highest levels of ultimate frisbee, including US Nationals 7 times. In a talk that has turned into a very different talk than the one she set out to give, she shares a look at identity, shame, and self-worth.

Submit a talk for Ignite OSCON in Portland

From time to time we like to collaborate with other Ignites and help with promotion and sharing talks. In July, O’Reilly is running their Open Source Convention in Portland Oregon, with an Ignite on the first night to kick things off.

O’Reilly is looking for submissions to speak at the Ignite event. If your talk is accepted, you’ll get a free pass to the conference on Tuesday (the day after Ignite), and a 50% discount if you wish to attend the rest of the conference.

This is a great opportunity to do a more technical talk that wouldn’t be suited for the usual Ignite Seattle crowd. Talk submissions are due by May 2nd. Follow the link to submit your talk idea.

Challenge: Picture Phone

We like to start every Ignite off with a game or a challenge – something to get attendees up out of their seats and interacting a little bit. Tonight we’re playing a variation of the party game “Telephone”.

We’ll start by handing out small notepads and markers. On the front page of the notepad will be a drawing. Your first step will be to guess what that drawing is. Write that at the bottom of the drawing. Then you’ll flip to the next page and copy the drawing (to the best of your ability). After about 30 seconds, you’ll hand your drawing on to
the next person. They will try to guess your drawing and copy it, etc. Once everyone is done, we’ll leave all the notebooks out front so people can come down and look at them.

Doors for Ignite open at 6:30, and we’ll start the game in the main hall around 7:00. Head upstairs, grab a seat and join us.