Speaker List: Ignite Seattle #36 at The Egyptian on May 17th

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.

Get Free Accommodations Worldwide, Thanks to Neurotic Dogs – Silvana Clark

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.

Submit a talk for Ignite OSCON in Portland

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.

20% Discount to 360|intersect on Creativity + Technology at the Triple Door April 27-28

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 Town Hall double feature

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.”

Gary Greenberg

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.

Tonight’s Speaker Lineup for Ignite 19

Here is the final lineup for tonight’s event at Town Hall. Speakers start at 8pm and we will be live streaming the event. If you’re tweeting, please use the hashtag #IS19, you can also watch that tag and our Twitter feed for live tweeting throughout the event.

1. Tae Phoenix – How to Write a Song
2. Jonathon – Colman Surviving as an Introvert in an Extroverted World
3. Wendy Hinman – We’re Gonna Die!
4. Lindsay Sharma –What do Swaziland, Papua New Guinea and the United States have in common?
5. Sara Kiesler – How to Give Up Cheese
6. Bruce Ryan – Nothing is Impossible
7. Adam Philipp – NETWORKING, the RPG

Intermission

1. Jessika Satori – So you want to make an indie movie!
2. Forest Gibson – How to make a viral video (and why it’s not easy)
3. Kate Bergstrom – Online Dating Tips I Have Learned After Meeting Over 100 Men
4. Andrew Dumont – Projects: From Idea to Launch and Beyond
5. Sara McNally – How the downturn made me a small business owner (and why it was a good idea)
6. Hillel Cooperman – How I got seriously hurt at summer camp, and ended up meeting Donnie and Marie instead.
7. James Davenport – Mapping the United States of Starbucks
8. Geraldine DeRuiter – Sharing Personal News Online