"enlighten us, but make it quick"
Friday morning, Jun 19, 2009 tweet by jmattbuchanan :
Some wonderful conversations about the possibility of #ignite toledo over the last couple days. More this afternoon. Updates next week.
Friday afternoon, Jun 19, 2009
first #ignitetoledo pre-planning meeting set for next Tuesday, high noon, at Zingo's in downtown Perrysburg. Come and brainstorm with us!
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Here's the main Web site for the idea:
http://ignite.oreilly.com/ which states:
What Is Ignite?
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.
Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC.
Ignite Presentation Tips
Several Ignite-cities exist but not yet in the Toledo area. It's an interesting and entertaining idea.
A few city Web sites:
A couple June 23, 2009 tweets:
# Just finished a great planning meeting for #ignitetoledo. Great turnout; great folks ready and willing to lead the charge. Stay tuned!
# Those interested in #ignitetoledo might want to check out #ignitea2 (ignite ann arbor) on June 30th. Details here - http://is.gd/1bcjf
The planned five-minute, 20-slide talks for the Tue, Jun 30, 2009 Ignite Ann Arbor:
Under-representation of Women in Computer Science: Why I care and why you should too
Hack your Library
Why every second you spend not playing Go is wasted
Expensive Camping Gear? DIY!
Ann Arbor Chronicle - From origins to the end of a teeter totter.
Making Things Work: Acquiring New Skills for Art Projects
Wii Will Wii Will Rock You! !! !!!
Playing with balloons. How to make a near space balloon that collects data while it travels.
The Many Uses of Twitter
Real-time NOAA weather satellite imagery reception from home
Technical co-working. Economy, synergy and friendship
Keeping Things in Balance: Classic Visual Ratios
Gittin’ ‘er done - What is Git and why should I use it?
What’s up with news in this town? Evolution of The Ann Arbor News and what’s next