Posted by Brian
Photo Credit: Bret A. Ancowitz, M.D. of Garris Photography
Kipp Bradford and I will be helping out with the MAKE challenge, and a few Providence Geeks have already submitted talks, so let’s see if we can get some major Providence Geeks representation going!
RSVP info here
The first Ignite Boston will be on Thursday, May 31, from 6 to 10pm at Tommy Doyleâ€™s in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. From 6-7pm, mingle and talk tech with your fellow FOOs, alpha geeks, and techies from the greater Boston area. Join a MAKE challenge team and participate in building bridges (how much weight can your bridgeâ€“made from less than 1K popsicle sticksâ€“support?) After that, you’ll get a special keynote address from author Scott Berkun (The Myths of Innovation; The Art of Project Management) kicking off the Ignite night. Then, onto guest speakers whoâ€™ll catch you up on the cool, new, innovative stuff going on in technology today. Donâ€™t blink or youâ€™ll miss their lightning-fast, five-minute presentations. During intermissions, get a cold beer and chat with speakers, sponsors, and Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s own editors. Be there Thursday, May 31, for a fun, energetic evening of talking, learning, making, collaborating (and drinking!).
Check out the events and activities of the Ignite events on the West Coast.
Ignite is a user-generated event. If youâ€™re interested in speaking, then
submit a proposal for consideration.
- Be between 5 and 10 minutes
- Be on an innovative topic (no sales pitches, please!)
- Be viewable on a PC [a MacBook Pro with Powerpoint and Keynote, and PDF] with standard AV equipment
For anyone thatâ€™s never been to Ignite, you may find it useful to see a talk or two. Hereâ€™s a link to a few good examples from the Seattle ignite talks.