Wow! That was a good one.
Thanks to all of you who joined us last night for another sold-out show at the Egyptian Theater. Once again Seattle’s most awesome, energetic, and playful crowd suppported a line-up of some of our city’s most creative and interesting citizens.
Check out our Facebook page for photo booth pics, a video of the whole event, and other posts about the show.
And please share your opinion of your Ignite Seattle 36 experience in this brief survey.
All of the videos from last night are now live (thanks to Bootstrapper studios)! You can watch the talks on this Ignite 36 playlist.
And here are links directly to each of last night’s talks. Please take a minute to share your favorites on your preferred interwebs platform.
- How I Dumped Denial, Sally Fox
- Why We All Still Talk Like Pirates, Monica Houston
- How Slack Saved My Life, Rob Eickmann
- Silicon Valley Desperately Needs a Sense of Humor, Coco Krumme
- The Seattle Superman, Jonathan Belle
- Getting Naked for Feminism, Katrina Hamilton
- Breaking the Ramadan Fast Live on Stage, Kholood Alabdullatif
- How a Punching Bag Saved My Life: Parenting Tips from a Group Home Kid, Phoenix Cavalier
- How to Woo a Seattle WOC, Marie Bolla
- Ignite Survey Says . . . , Nicole Steinbok
- Pooing in Public, Jason Preston
- Mystery Ignite (improvised Ignite talk), Kinzie Shaw
Thanks again! We look forward to seeing you at Ignite Seattle #37 in October. Exact date and time are still being determined, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop.
Selecting talks from the list of speaker submissions was tough once again, with so many great ideas submitted! Below is the list of who’s speaking at Ignite Seattle #36 on May 17th (with the speaking order yet to be determined):
Hint: you should buy your tickets for Ignite #36 now. Why? Ignite #34 & #35 sold out. We expect #36 will sell out too.
We can’t wait to see you at The Egyptian on May 17th, talks start at 7:30pm.
Reminder: buy your tickets for Ignite #36 now.
If you love pets and want to travel the world, consider house-sitting! Silvana Clark and her husband are “house-sitting hermit crabs.” They’ve lived for free in a chalet, a manor house, a Swiss barn, plus homes in Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Australia. No paying mortgage, internet, utilities or even for toilet paper!
Dude would only relieve himself after a one-hour walk. But we lived 20 minutes from downtown London with him! So we take him for a long walk, and then head off to see a London show, which was great.
We are now accepting talks for Ignite Seattle 21, which will be held in August, exact date and location tbd. The submission deadline isn’t until mid-June, so there’s plenty of time to think up a talk and post it.
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.
Our good friend from Ignite Denver, John Wilker, is bringing the 360|intersect gathering to Seattle’s Triple door on Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th.
360|intersect is focused on the intersection of creativity and technology. Speakers are technologists from around the world, talking about the things they do away from the keyboard, that make them awesome at the things they do at the keyboard.
You can see the schedule and great topics at http://360intersect.com/schedule
John’s given us a special 20% off discount code for anyone who’d like to attend – Just use the code “SeattleLocals” for a 20% discount.
Ignite Seattle 20 is another double feature at Town Hall Seattle – Your $5 admission gets you into Ignite and a reading by psychotherapist and author Gary Greenberg.
Gary will kick off Town Hall’s May 16 double feature at 6 pm (one $5 ticket gets you into see him and Ignite!) with an entertaining expose of the new, fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — the DSM — the American Psychiatric Association’s compendium of mental illnesses “Bible.”
Since its debut in 1952, the DSM has been frequently revised and, with each revision, so has the “official” view on which psychological problems constitute mental illness. Homosexuality, for instance, was classified as a mental illness until 1973, and Asperger’s gained recognition in 1994 only to see its status challenged nearly 20 years later.
Each revision created controversy, but the DSM-5, the newest iteration, has shaken psychiatry to its foundations. The APA has taken fire from all corners — and now from Greenberg — for extending the reach of psychiatry into daily life by encouraging doctors to diagnose more illnesses and prescribe more therapies — often medications whose efficacy is unknown and whose side effects are severe.
Get tickets over on the Town Hall Seattle event page.