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!
Ever been to an Ignite event? Well, the Aussies got it right because down there they’ve taken Ignite to a whole new level – enter Ignite Spatial 3. This latest installment of Ignite Spatial is being conveniently held to coincide with FOSS4G so I’m guessing it should be a good one. Recall Ignite is a fun, laid back event where presenters (usually about 12 of them) each get 5 minutes on stage to make their pitch as slides automatically advance every 15 seconds (that’s a total of 20 slides) – it typically results in either death by PowerPoint to the presenter or a whole bunch of fun, either way if FOSS4G is in your plans then you have to make it to Ignite Spatial 3 on Oct 21. See details at http://www.ignitespatial.com/
Last night in Boulder, CO at the Boulder theater, myself and some 740+ attendees took in another fine edition of Ignite Boulder (#IgniteBoulder 5). This was the first time at the Boulder theater for this event and indeed it delivered – what an awesome venue, although the free beer was noticeably absent – no worries as the bar was in full swing and offering up a great selection of Colorado micro brews at a great price! The crowd of mostly social media enthusiasts, techno-geeks, and others cheered, jeered, and mingled during the 5 minute lightning presentations, all of them delivering some very entertaining moments. Twitter contact @Yannr (also of Fort Collins) took some great pics at the event and I’m glad to share them with you below – thanks Yann! You can see more about Ignite Boulder on Twitter @IgniteBoulder or at http://igniteboulder.com
Yes indeed, we’re getting our very own Ignite event here on the Front Range in Fort Collins on May 29 – some details… Doors at 6 PM. We’re bringing geeks, designers, and hipsters together for a night of beer drinking and fun. See more info here and be sure to pre-register on May 13. Never been to an Ignite event? Check out some videos here on my YouTube from Ignite Boulder