Sometimes teenagers don’t want to talk to their parents. As a mom, I got worried when my kid didn’t keep me informed. So I tried a few experiments to improve our relationship. The thing that worked the best was playing video games together. I started playing video games to connect with my teenager, and then I started to love them for their own sake.
Linda Breneman is a writer, a reader, a movie fan, and a gamer. She co-founded Seattle’s literary center, Richard Hugo House in 1996 and now she’s the publisher of Pixelkin.org. She loves Jane Austen, mysteries, everything sci-fi, and cockapoo dogs.
Curious about the history of the Fremont Solstice Parade? We were fortunate to have Peter Toms, one of the parade’s creators on the Ignite stage to give his first hand account of how the parade got started and how it has evolved over the years. The Fremont Solstice Parade is this Saturday, June 20th at 3pm and the festival runs all weekend (June 19th through the 21st).
(NOTE: if you are offended by out-of-focus, far-away nudity, this talk might not be for you.)
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We held Ignite Seattle 27 a couple of weeks back and it was an amazing, sold-out event but if you missed it (or if you you’d like to re-live the event), you can catch up here.
First up, here’s all the videos from Ignite Seattle 27:
You can head to our YouTube channel for all our videos from this and all past Ignites.
Second, keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite photos from the event. You can see all of the photos in the Ignite Seattle photo group on Flickr.
See you again at Ignite 28 coming back to Town Hall in the fall!
Too often we think there is no way to capture the beauty that is around us; especially at night. Or we limit ourselves to what can be captured in the visible spectrum. Adam presents how the unseeable can be captured and shares some of his experiences of sharing back these moments to the people he has photographed.
About Adam Phillip
By day Adam is the managing partner of ÆON Law, a high tech intellectual property law firm. By night Adam seeks out vibrant people and interesting settings to photograph. You can find Adam’s daytime Twitter persona @mypatents
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I’ve developed a great handshake, I teach it to my mentees and trainees, and I’ll use my 5 minutes to show how to angle your hand, clasp firmly without crushing the other person, keep a hand cruncher from breaking your bones, and make a great impression during interviews and meetings!
Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is co-founder and CEO of Fizzmint, an end-to-end employee management company. She has led projects at Microsoft Game Studios (Halo and Lips), architected systems at Silent Circle, and holds two agile development certifications through the Scrum Alliance. She founded Red Queen Technologies, LLC, and co-founded and is co-chair of Hack The People, a mentorship project focused on underprivileged people in technology. She acquired her startup funds by cleaning out poker rooms in the Northwest and Las Vegas. Reach her at @tarah.
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For your typical American, anime is maybe some children’s franchises and one or a few very famous movies and porn. But really, it has something for literally everyone and their cat. In five minutes, illustrating examples from all demographics, I will do my very best to make you cry at all the time you have spent not watching anime, because its variety is that fascinating, its highs are that good, and even some of its crap is that fun.
Katherine Hanson is the Assistant Program Manager for an app called BooksILove and a lifelong nerd who blogs at Yuri no Boke. Read her tweets @yuriboke
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From Torri –
Building Better Humans is a campaign to increase scientific ingenuity in our young generation. Science isn’t seen as important to our young people as it did hundreds of years ago, and with our students going for easier-to-get jobs based on their education, the amount of innovation has decreased dramatically. We can fix this problem by teaching science from an informative as well as entertaining perspective.
About Torri Brown in her own words
I am 15 years old, and a total nerd! Learning about different scientific and technological advances is definitely my calling, and I love to talk to people about the things that I love. Continue reading “Building Better Humans – Torri Judith Brown”