Our first Ignite of 2015 is ready to go on Wed Feb 18th 7pm/8pm at Town Hall Seattle. Tickets $5 at the door or in advance. Doors open at 7, with cash bar and a fun social game (you don’t have to play but you probably will despite what you think as you read this). Talks start at 8pm, with an intermission.
We received 50+ submissions, but alas, due to the laws of space and time we can only have so many speakers in an evening (If you know how to transcend space and time we’d love to have you speak about it).
Our usual fantastic MC Monica Guzman will be out of town doing super secret cool journalistic things. Filling in will be Scott Berkun, former-fill in host from Ignite 17 and multi Ignite Seattle veteran.
Here is our stellar roster of amazing speakers
The order of speakers for the evening is still TBD, but you really should come for the whole thing and get well more than your $5 worth:
- Think Like An Artist, Bryan Ohno
- How I Became a Kaleidescopist, Katarina Countiss
- Building Better Humans, Torri Brown
- Why Parasitic Wasps are AWESOME, Steven Chau
- How To Shake Hands, Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack
- Improv, Public Speaking, and You, Sol Villarreal
- The Best Hobby You’re Missing Out On, Katherine Hanson
- Hacking Gentrification, K. Wyking Garrett
- Nanosats Put Us All Into Space, Glenn Fleishman
- Being the Bigger Person, Cassie Wallender
- Eating Goat Testicles and Other Feminist Activities, Morgan Beach
- Hacking Rembrandt, Bill Ritchie
- Photographing the Unseen, Adam Philipp
- The Adventures of Founding a Business with Your Best Friend, Martina Welke
- How to Write About Your #!@$#%# Family, Scott Berkun
Please spread the word. A great night awaits you and your friends.
One of the requirements for speaking at Ignite is your slides must automatically advance. It’s wise to practice many times before doing an Ignite talk, and this post shows you how to set up your slides for this purpose.
For Powerpoint Mac/Windows:
- Select all your slides. You can do this by clicking the first thumbnail on the left hand side, scrolling to the bottom, then holding shift and clicking the last one (Or hitting Cntrl-A for Select All)
- In the ribbon/menu bar on top, go to “Transitions.”
- On the right hand side, you’ll see the “advance slide” section. Uncheck “On Mouse Click” and check the “After” box. Type “15.00” into the box next to “After.”
- Slightly further to the right, click on the “Apply To All Slides” button.
- Now start your slideshow from the beginning, wait 15 seconds, and presto!
Make sure you only have 20 slides (equivalent to 5:00 of presenting time). You don’t want to be rehearsing with more slides than are allowed.
[based on advice from Zac Cohn]
Ignite Seattle is back with out 24th show on Thursday May 22nd at Town Hall. Buy tickets now ($5) to reserve your place.
Doors open at 7pm (as does the bar) and talks start at 8pm. This is our list of speakers, though not necessarily in the order they are speaking (we choose the order using a just in time algorithm involving big data, tea leaves and stray cats). There will be, as always, a glorious intermission half way through the program for more drinking, snacking and chatting (or dancing if you are so inclined).
- Change ALL the passwords (without pain, misery and suffering), Arcadiy Kantor
- Your Diet Will Fail (And Why Mine Eventually Will), Dylan Wilbanks
- Nightclub Bartending and Middle School Teaching: A Venn Diagram, Kristin Leong
- The Force is Strong in Islam, Husayn Raza
- The 4 Step Guide to Becoming the 41st Best Rock Band in the World, Daniel Lee
- What You’ll Wish You’d Known Before You Joined that Nonprofit Board, Karen Anderson
- Can bicycles be lonely?, Seijen Takamura
- Hacker Camps!, David Hulton
- Why My Face is Bright Red, Kathryn Downie
- Take the Initiative, please!, Jan Gray
- The Art of Epic Failure… or How a weird Norwegian folktale involving implied bestiality, trolls, and laundry taught me how to live, Abigail Anderson
- A Story About Syphilis: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know, Jennifer Whetham
- A Geek’s Guide To Wedding Planning, Noah Iliinsky & Teresa Valdez Klein
- Words vs. Ideas: What Comes First?, Lindsey Engh
- How I weaseled my way into the hearts of 31,273 people, Noel Frame
- How I Stopped Worrying About the Future and Learned to Love the Robot Apocalypse, Richard Yonck
If you have an a story to tell, or a lesson you want to share, fill out the Submit a Talk form. Deadline is end of day Friday.
Town Hall is an amazing venue to speak in, and our crowd is likely to be the most fun and supportive audience you’ll ever get to present in front of. We’ll be choosing talks next week and announcing them soon after.
At Ignite Seattle 20, Carmen Hudson, a tech recruiter shares the professional secrets for how she finds candidates online, including how our Twitter and Facebook feeds reveal far more than we realize.
As a shorthand, her algorithm includes these five components:
- In harms way
- Broadcast to the world
- Shocks the conscience
- If it involves the use of force in response
Our great host for Ignite Seattle, Town Hall Seattle is throwing their 10th anniversary fund raiser called Talk of The Town, on Thursday March 6th starting at 5pm. If you don’t know all that Town Hall Seattle does, they’re one of the premier venues for bringing in speakers and performers from around the world to the Seattle area. We think they’re awesome and are happy to help promote the great work they do.
Talk of The Town: Underground will be a fun evening of drinks, food trucks, Seattle notables and rocking local DJs. After an hour of drinks and appetizers you’ll hear mini Ignite!-style talks — short and sweet like their namesake — along with the annual Town Hall State of the Union by Executive Director Wier Harman.
Food trucks include Skillet, Marination Station, Street Treats, Sound Spirits, Oola, and Sun Liquor will be at this year’s Underground. Notable personalities include Molly Wizenberg, Lindy West, Geo,Kate Lebo, Toby Crittenden, Hollis Wong-Wear, Michelle Quisenberry, John Richards, Marco Collins, and more.
You won’t want to miss this event, a distillation of all the great ideas from the Great Hall, brought downstairs for further discussion. Our home is your home, so grab a friend and come along — or make new ones at Underground.
Get tickets here soon – they’re likely to sell out fast. $60, $50 for Town-Hall members.
This is our list of 16 awesome topics and speakers. Event starts at 8pm, doors open early so you can have fun in the bar. Intermission half way through the event (for more fun and mingling).
- I Love Board Games and Here’s Why You Should Too – Jonathan Ng
- Food Hacks: Eat Your Way to Creativity and Success – Mark Briggs
- The Cheater’s Guide to Saying “Thank You” – Carly Slater
- Translate This, Interpret That – Geneva Hughes
- Baby names for people who don’t care about babies – Jeff Weir
- Talk now or risk being stuck on a breathing machine – Michael Westley
- Fixing the World’s Biggest Machine – Max Effgen
- All I Really Need to Know I Learned as a Car Salesman – Sol Villarreal
- Embrace Your Inner Clown – Sally Fox
- How Not to Use your Fitbit – Poornima Hanumara
- Girls, Technology, and Blood – Nancy Muller
- Polyphasic sleep: A body hack to live your dreams and ruin your life – Kyle Kesterson
- The magic trick that changed my life and how to do it – Steve Broback
- How To Know Everyone, And So Can You! – Zachary Cohn
- Where a Bookstore Becomes a Community – Danielle Hulton
Tickets $5 – get them now. Please spread the word. Cheers.