Ignite Seattle 5 Talks: Go, Patents, InfoViz

Ignite Seattle is less than a week away and there are a bunch of great speakers on deck. Each speaker is going to present their talk in 20 slides with each slide getting 15 seconds on the screen before automatically advancing. I have a couple of spots left so if you were thinking of submitting you should by the end of today, Monday (2/11). Doors of the CHAC open at 7PM, the talks start at 8PM. RSVP at Upcoming.

Here are some of the talks we’ll have:

  1. Noah IliinskyGeneration of Complex Diagrams: How to Make Lasagna Instead of SpaghettiA system for creating good diagrams, starting with perception and cognition, and ending by advising key choice points.
  2. Ellen KowalczykLiving with (and not killing) the entrepreneur in your lifeCreative ways on managing money, time, personal space and the emotional ups and downs of living with a startup junkie.
  3. Sarah Schacht Run the Government: A Primer for Online Citizens Web 2.0 has been around for a few years. US democracy-over 200. On/offline best practices & tools for citizen activism.
  4. Adam PhilippHow to Roll Your Own Patent ApplicationGot an Idea? Is it new? Is it useful? Is it obvious? Yes, Yes, No! Patent it! Or at least get the provisional filed.
  5. Vj Vijai- Hacking the Technical Interview Use NLP, Hypnosis and other Jedi Mind tricks to land the exact job that you want
  6. Jeff BarrHow to be a Technology EvangelistJeff will talk about the theory and practice of technology evangelism – what it is and how it is done.
  7. Ramez NaamBottoms Up – Putting Employees, Information, and Customers In Charge of Business What if businesses were market democracies? Would they be more effective? More conscientious? How do we make it so?

You can see all the talks (so far) at the Ignite Seattle blog. If you want to do your own Ignite (and you should, they are a really great way to energize your local tech community) we have tools available to you on our community site.

We’ll be having our first Ignite at ETech. Here are some of the talks so far. If you’re going to ETech you should submit a talk; there are still open spots.

If you are going to be at ETech you’ll be treated to the following talks:

  1. Stefan MagdalinskiMaking Mayhem with MOO How to make MOO stuff in 5 minutes from your code.
  2. Jimmy GutermanWhy Screwing Up is the Smartest Thing You Can Do Everyone plans for success, but the best way to succeed is to suffer an accident.
  3. saul griffithSubverting science education HOWTOONS seeks to put joy, story, adventure, free-spirit, fun & ridiculousness, back into informal science education.
  4. Matt WebbA Science Fictional Tour of the Solar SystemFrom alternative Earths to the space-spiders of Saturn.
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