Ignite NYC: Tuesday!

scot berkun at ignite

The first Ignite NYC is going to happen tomorrow, 7/29 at M1-5. We are going to feature 16 speakers. Each speaker will get 20 slides that auto-advance after 15 seconds for a total of five-minutes. Ignite is free and open to the public — you’re on your own for drinks. We’re going to be joined by Ignite co-creator, Bre Pettis. Bre is going to lead us in a creative soldering contest. RSVP at Upcoming or Facebook to let us know you are coming. The night will begin with:

7:00PM – Doors Open

7:30PM – NYC Soldering Championship:

paper airplane contest

With solder irons blazing, and the power of molten metal at their finger tips, New York City’s electricity enthusiasts and hardware hackers will connect components to complete circuits for the glory of being the fastest soldering gun in NYC.

To solder you’ll have to pre-register, but anyone can come enjoy the opening contest. After the contest, there will be:

8:30PM – Ignite Talks

  • Jessica Bruder (author, journalist-at-large) – How to be an Undercover Hooker (reprising her talk on taking an NYPD course)
  • Tony Bacigalupo (New Work City, CoWorkingNY) – NYC’s Startup Scene: Where are the geeks?
  • Karen McGrane (Bond Arts + Science) – From Typing to Swiping: Interaction Design has come a long way!
  • Tom Igoe (NYU’s ITP, Arduino) – Physical Computing’s Greatest Hits (or Misses)
  • David Rose (Rose Tech Ventures) – How to get your startup funded
  • Charles Forman (ImInLikeWithYou) – How to date celebrichauns with founder fetish
  • Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU XDesign) – A bomb shelter for the climate crisis
  • Pat Allan (Free-Lancing Gods) – So you’re a kick-arse coder…
  • Rose White (Yarnivore) – Weird and wonderful knitting — graffiti and science and art combined!

9:30PM – Ignite Talks, Round 2

We’re holding Ignite to support the upcoming Web 2.0 Expo in NYC (9/16-19) at Javits. We plan to hold another Ignite with the conference.</p
You can see Ignite Seattle talks from February on YouTube. If you are interested in doing your own Ignite — like the recent ones in Portland and Paris and the upcoming Phoenix event- check out the Ignite community site and read the HowTo.

Images courtesy of Ted Leung

Update: Unfortunately, Audacia Ray will not be able to participate this evening.