Thursday Throwback: Networking, the RPG (2013)

Thursday Throwback: Networking, the RPG

Do you self-identify as an introvert? Does the thought of networking make you cringe? This week’s throwback Thursday is for you! Adam Phillips (the lawyer with the glowing badge) shares a helpful analogy in his 2013 talk, Networking: the RPG (Or Everything I Need to Know About Networking I Learned From Playing D&D).

Thursday Throwback: How to Get 5 Million People to Read Your Website (2010)

Matthew Inman gave an Ignite Seattle talk when his famous web comic (www.theoatmeal.com) was just a year old and already getting 5 Million unique users a month. Woah.

He explains how you can get millions of people to read your website, if that isn’t your jam his talk is still good for lots of laughs with a trip through memory lane of his early work. He will also explain why when he dies he wants to come back as a pig.

Thursday Throwback: Collecting Rubber Ducks and the Path to Mastery (2012)

Charlotte Lee is a rubber duck collector, Guinness World Record Holder, Professor at the University of Washington and an amazing Ignite speaker. In her laugh out loud funny talk she shares a path to mastery everyone can follow to become an expert.

Charlotte Lee you’re the one!
You make Ignite lots of fun!
Charlotte Lee we are awfully fond of you.

Throwback Thursday: How to Make a Viral Video (2013)

Forest Gibson gave a great Ignite talk on making viral videos. However the video of his talk got very little views… isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

Forest has been involved in some great viral videos:
We’re NASA and We Know It 2.8 M views
Surface vs iPad Leaked TV Ad #SurfaceVSiPad 2.3 M views
Cool Things to Find (Parody of “Dumb Ways to Die”) 5.8M views

So what happened? Although the video of his talk was posted shortly after Ignite, it remained unlisted for 4 years, so no one could see it! On behalf of Ignite Seattle: I am sorry Forest.

Ignite is a 100% volunteer organization and sometimes things happen or in this case don’t happen. If you want to make Ignite better we have small jobs, big jobs, easy jobs, and hard jobs waiting for you, sign up to lend a hand.

Now without any further ado watch and share Forest’s video.

Throwback Thursday: Yes, I’m Having an Identity Crisis (2016)

Sarah Novotny‘s amazing Ignite Seattle talk on her identity crisis is a wake-up call to people on the treadmill of life making decision based on society’s expectations of who they are. Sarah reminds you that you are not your wallet, you are not your shape, and you are not your accomplishments. Then who are you? Watch Sarah’s talk to hear her story and to help discover yourself.

Bonus round:
We were reminded of Sarah’s openness in her Ignite talk, when we saw her rocking the Google Cloud Next ’17 – Day 3 Keynote last week talking about Open Source innovations. Great job Sarah!

And you can watch Sarah’s first Ignite talk here: Living the OG (Original Geek) Lifestyle  It even includes the why behind this crazy thing we know and love… Ignite Seattle.