Ignite Seattle Podcast #4: Sarah Schacht – #MeToo, What It Takes To Come Forward

In the latest episode of the Ignite Seattle Podcast, I speak to Sarah Schacht about her talk, “#MeToo, What It Takes To Come Forward” given at Ignite 37.

In 2018, Sarah went on record publicly with her own #MeToo story as part of an article by Molly Redden of the Huffington Post. Her talk was about the logistics of telling a #MeToo story publicly, along with the potential ramifications both personally and professionally.

In the podcast, we talk about why Sarah decided to come forward with her story publicly to begin with. How her perspective has changed about her story over time, and what motivates her to keep going.

Sarah has given multiple talks at Ignite in the past, including “I Got E. Coli So You Don’t Have To” and “Appy Bride: How I Infuriated The Wedding Industry & Got My Dream Wedding.”

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Not Your Father’s Lumberjacks – Seth Zuckerman

Seth Zuckerman used to think that logging always involved two guys and a chainsaw. But like the Super-Axe-Hacker in The Lorax, he learned modern lumberjacks fell trees quicker and more efficiently than the loggers of yore. The latest models are computerized wood manufacturing operations on wheels, which travel through the forest turning trees into precisely optimized piles of logs.

Since the early 90s, the number of people killed in logging accidents in the United States has decreased by half. And the amount of logging has decreased by just over 20%.

How To Mouse With Your Toes: Throw Your Mouse On The Floor, Not Out The Window – Elizabeth Nelson

Elizabeth Nelson understands that life is digital in 2018, but our bodies are still flesh and blood. So how do you stay employed when working with a computer hurts? How do you stay connected to friends, family and news of the world? Back in 2000, moving a computer mouse with her hands became painful. So she turned to her toes! She teaches us how to make mousing look magical while actually speeding up your computer work!

If you can steal a soccer ball from a kid, you can mouse with your toes!

Swinging On The Lamp Posts Designing For Play In The Modern City – Colin MacDonald

Colin MacDonald never looked a public the same after he took up parkour. He believes we can design spaces that enable and encourage climbing, jumping, and balancing – without losing functionality or getting ourselves sued. Making a space play-able is all about creating adjacency and connections between objects, while using graphics and visuals to invite people to try something new.

Play that is defined and anticipated lacks this element of let’s call it “cheerful transgression” that the best play possesses. I want moments of play, of physical exploration, to leap out at you and grab five minutes of your day, like a partner pulling you onto the dance floor.

I Love Profanity! The Surprisingly Difficult Decision To Remove One Word From My Book – Jeremy Kayes

Jeremy Kayes believes that profanity is the capsicum of language! It’s not appropriate for every meal, but could you imagine food without spice? Curse words tell us so much about our selves and our culture. His adventure with profanity began when he had to decide if a certain word belonged in his graphic novel.

When we combine our views of sex and each other, we discover words like these. How afflicted are we with our sexuality that we have an insult for someone that enjoys it?

So whey do we use these slurs? Because they are weapons. Weapons are tools to do harm. We reach for them when we feel weak and scared.

Qualifying Your WA Initiative For Under $500,000 – Gabe Meyer

The Washington State initiative process allows anyone with an idea to make a law. And Gabe Meyer  helped qualify two statewide initiatives: I-735 to get money out of politics and I-940 for police accountability. In this talk, Meyer shares what’s needed to qualify for less than $500,000. Direct democracy in action!

So I want to tell you that initiatives are such an opportunity in this state. We can have people power; it’s direct democracy. And those three to five years are a lot faster than things they’ve been working on in Olympia for a long time. And you can do it–you can be involved.

How To Not Be The Least Secure Gazelle – Zachary Cohn

Zach Cohn knows the slowest gazelle gets eaten by the lion. And he also knows that in the world of cybersecurity, you are probably one of the slowest gazelles. But he shares one thing you can do that will drastically enhance your personal security and safety on the internet.

All you need to do is to have a different, unique password for every single account you’ve ever had on the entire internet. Now that sounds pretty hard to remember. So don’t. Instead, use a piece of software called a software manager.