A cool update via Brady Forrest @brady this week end as he’s shared details of the new state of Ignite. Recall, Ignite has evolved into a series of events that take place around the World. The Ignite lightning talks have been a favorite of geeks everywhere, enabling them, often for the very first time, to take to the stage for 5 minute to share, inspire and enlighten about their passions. Well, Ignite has now evolved and Brady has shared details in this blog post – check it out, find an event near you, speak at an event or organize an event. You can do so at Ignitetalks.io
Alex Philp is a smart cookie, so any opportunity that you have a chance to see and hear him deliver a talk you really should take advantage of it. Most recently, Alex delivered a Spark at an Ignite event.. enjoy the video as Alex enlightens you on measuring everything, sensors and more in just 5 minutes. You can follow Alex on Twitter @BigDataAlex
Ohmy, yep, that awkward moment when Microsoft rips… errrr adopts the Ignite name and brands their own event with it… pretty tacky Microsoft!
This via Twitter and Scott Berkun who shared with us details of this interesting Microsoft event… the problem though is that no doubt it will cause some confusion for many as they have branded the event with the popular prefix “Ignite”
— Scott Berkun (@berkun) October 16, 2014
Myself, I’m a huge fan of Ignite, having been introduced to the events by Brady Forrest and Andrew Hyde and am pleased that I’ve attended at least 20 Ignite events in places like San Fran, Fort Collins, Boulder CO, and a few other places I can’t quite recall!
Yep, Microsoft will hold Microsoft Ignite but don’t expect any of the “Ignite” awesomeness that we’ve all come to expect from the O’reilly Media branded events… sigh… I’m pretty sure we might hear from Tim O’reilly about this one…
you can always learn about the real Ignite events at http://igniteshow.com/oreilly
I just love Ignite events… yep, I’ve likely attended about 30 of them in person, watched countless others via livestream, tuned into hundreds on youtube archives, I’ve even organized a couple of of events and delivered a couple of presentations. This Ignite spark last night in Seattle just may take the cake though, WOW! Cool stuff… way to go Seattle!
So there you go, the next time you don’t know what to talk about, just get married!
There’s no doubt that the GeoGeek crowd has become big fans of the Ignite and the WhereCamp format of unconferences… with that, I’m pleased to share details of an event of interest coming up for Geeks in the SouthEast – enter WhereCamptb + Ignite Spatial. The organizers has set in the works plans for an Ignite Spatial on Friday evening, Feb 10, 2012 in Tampa, Florida followed up by a WhereCamp unconfrence the following day, Feb 11.
From the event blog http://wherecamptb.org/
- Ignite Spatial will take place on February 10, at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (100 8th Avenue Southeast, St. Petersburg, FL) starting at 6:00pm. To register for Ignite, please see our Eventbrite page.
- The Unconference will take place on February 11, at the EpiCenter (13805 58th Street North, Largo, FL) starting at 10:00am. To register for the unconference, please see our Eventbrite page.
For those interested in speaking, pitching, or taking part in some way IgniteSpatial and WhereCamp are a great way to share your ideas and collaborate with the community. You can also follow the event on Twitter for updates @wherecamptb and hashtag #IgniteSpatial
A fun video I captured recently at the Esri sponsored DevMEetUp Colorado event. Kas Osterbuhr from exosphere3d.com discusses ArcGIS and EC2 at Esri devmeetup Colorado in Fort Collins CO
Last fall in Norther Colorado, about 200 GeoGeeks gathered for a round of Lightning talks at an Ignite event held in conjunction with GIS in The Rockies. The evening featured about 12 – 5 minute presentations delivered in typical, Ignite format. This year, on November 3 in Fort Collins CO, the Ignite Lightning talk format will be used in another fun GeoGeek meetup, this time at DevMeetUp Colorado, taking place November 3 at the Rio (great venue) in Fort Collins CO. For a little fun, enjoy a recap of last year’s Ignite presentations (see also this Youtube Playlist) and see also presentations made at the 2010 NOCO DevMeetUp HERE. For images from the event see the photos in this Flickr Set.
Interested in attending or presenting at this FREE event? See details on the event registrations/Info page
Many of you know that I was a resident of Fort Collins, CO for several years. While there I got hooked on the Ignite Fort Collins events and the local community that plans and participates in these fun events. Recently, IgniteFC 8 took place and luckily for everyone else out there that couldn’t attend the event in person, the presentation videos are now available for viewing… enjoy!