Ignite Deux: The Speaker Schedule

We have twenty-one awesome talks and speakers for you this time. The talks range in subject matter from tech to community to art to business and then back to tech with a little law and science thrown in. Each series of talks will begin at the bottom of the hour. Since the talks (should) last only 35 minutes (five x seven = thirty-five) there will be plenty of time for networking and socializing.Each talk is 20 slides long and each slide is on for only 15 seconds. If a topic bores you, go get a drink! Chances are it will be done by the time you get back.

First Set of Talks (8:30 PM)

  1. Brady Forrest (O’Reilly Radar, Ignite!) – Greetings & Salutations
  2. Matthew Maclaurin – (Microsoft Research) – Programming for Fun/Children/Hobbyists/Hackers
  3. Elisabeth Freeman (Author in the Head First Series, Works at Disney Internet Group) -The Science Behind the Head First Books: or how to write a technical book that doesn’t put your readers to sleep
  4. Scott Kveton (JanRain) – OpenID
  5. Avi Geiger – “Power Consumption of Home Computers and Incandescent Lightbulbs” (Brady’s note – trust me this is going to be an eye-opening talk)
  6. Ryan Stewart (ZDNet’s Universal Desktop; Threecast) – The Rich Internet Application Space: Everything from where AJAX fits to Apollo to WPF to the Flash Platform
  7. Nancy White (Full Circle Associates) – What the Bleep is a Community Technology Steward?

Second Set of Talks (9:30 PM)

  1. Hans Omli (Shoestring Ventures)- Elevator Pitches and Parallel Entrepreneurship
  2. Sarah Davies (Freedom For IP) – Share and share alike: GPL, Creative Commons, and the future of digital freedom
  3. Lars Liden (Teachtown) – Utilizing Web Technology to Help Children with Autism
  4. Kurt Brockett (Identity Mine) – A Look at Windows Presentation Foundation
  5. Marcelo Calbucci (Sampa) – Dr. Watson for AJAX
  6. Lee Lefever (The World Is Not Flat) – Adventures from a Year of Multimedia Travel Blogging: A few inspiring stories from a year of travel blogging across 29 countries that produced 500+ blog posts, 24 original videos and 14,000 photos.
  7. Barry Brumitt (Google) – MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters

Third Set of Talks (10:30 PM)

  1. Ellie Lum (R.E.Load Bags) – “How R.E.Load Makes Their Bags”
  2. Leo Dirac (Rhapsody) – Transhuman technology trends and their implications for a theory of morality
  3. Deepak Singh (business|bytes|genes|molecules) – An Open Scientific Future
  4. Mike Arcuri (Ontela) – Escaping the Empire: how to leave a big company
  5. Heater Ralph – Art or science? A multi-person pogo stick
  6. Jordan Mitchell (CEO, OthersOnline) – Distributed Social Networking and a New Metaphor for Search
  7. Corprew Reed (American Society for Information Science & Technology) – What the heck is the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASIS&T?

Ignite Seattle is a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking). The next one will be held upstairs at the CHAC on Tuesday, February 13th. The Make Contest (Egg Slam) will begin at 6:30; the Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30. Videos and photos from the previous Ignite are available. Admission is free.

Call for Speakers at Ignite Deux on February 13th

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Shelly Farnham at Ignite; Photo by PD Gibson

It is time for you to submit your Ask Later proposal to the next Ignite! What do you want to tell Seattle in 5 minutes? You get 20 slides for 15 seconds a slide and you can’t control it. If you’re unsure of how it works watch a couple of videos from last time.
To submit a talk email us at:

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Please include the topic and any affiliations in your email. Submissions will be open until Wednesday, February 7th. We have room for 21 speakers. I expect there will be more than that proposed. Slides will be due by Sunday the 11th.

How will selections be made? They will be based on content (will it appeal to geeks?) and what else is in the program. There will be no repeat speakers from the first Ignite. One tip: we found that the best, most popular talks were not straight product demos, but instead focused on personal experiences that could easily be applied to other people’s own project and lives.

Looking for inspiration? Check out the previous speaker list and watch the videos from last time.

Ignite Seattle is a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking). The next one will be held upstairs at the CHAC on Tuesday, February 13th. The Make Contest will begin at 6:30; the Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30. Videos and photos from the previous Ignite are available. Admission is free.

Note: Speakers will be chosen and announced a rolling basis, but the final speakers will not be chosen until the 7th – meaning you have a definite advantage if you submit early!

Next Ignite: 2/13 at the CHAC

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Ignite Crowd Photo from PDGibson

Bre and I have plotted with the owners of the CHAC to schedule another Ignite! We know that we need more space. We know that we need to keep the energy alive. We know that we need to top the last event. We know that we need to keep the bar nearby. We’re going to do all of those things and more…

The next Ignite is scheduled for… February 13th upstairs at the CHAC. The upstairs is huge and will be freshly renovated. It has high ceilings with lots of room for things to fly though the air.

Admission will be free. The format will be the same. The top-secret Make event will begin at 6:30 and go til 8:00. The Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30 and continue for three rounds with frequent breaks.

Start thinking now if you want to do an Ask Later talk. I’ll do a call for submissions in January.

We’ll give you one hint for Bre’s Make event: You’ll have to figure out how to save your chickens before they hatch.

Brady & Bre

PS – RSVP at Upcoming if you like

Coverage of Ignite Seattle

Thanks again to everyone who came to Ignite. We know from the door at the bar that over 200 people had come through by then; we also know that there were a ton of people who were never counted. Our estimates put the total number of people between 250 and 300. Wow!

Thanks to the people who have blogged about the event. Here are the posts that I was able to find via incoming traffic and Technorati.

I hope that Matt and Buzz can make it next time. If you’ve also blogged about us please let me know and I will add a link to your post.