Ignite Bay Area @ Web 2.0 Expo Tonight

Ignite Bay Area is happening tonight to help kick-off Web 2.0 Expo. We will be returning to the Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street, SF). As always these will five-minute, 20 slide presentations on geeky topics. We will hear from the likes of Jen Bekman, Derek Dukes, Jesper Andersen, and Tobias Peggs and we are sponsored by .CO. Expect to be wowed by discussions on democratizing planetariums and surviving both TV news reporting and hungry hippos (over cocktails, of course).

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I’ll be there along with local Ignite Bay Area organizers Carmel Hagen and Emily Goligoski. This is the third set of @IgniteBayArea talks. This event will feature limited seating and will be free. The evening’s schedule is below.

Here are our awesome speakers for the evening:

1. Derek Dukes is the co-founder of timeline creation company Dipity.com and will be sharing thoughts on lean as the new black.

2. Kim Lembo manages tech partnerships at the NASA Ames Research Center and will be talking about democratizing planetariums.

3. Tony Deifell is the managing director of Q Media Labs. He wrote The Big Thaw: Charting a New Course for Journalism and is going to be discussing the Why Do You Do What You Do project.

4. Ola Helland is a web developer who started the One Million Giraffes site after a bet with a friend.

5. Cara Jones is a former TV reporter who lived to tell and will share how reporting bad news led to the founding of her company Storytellers for Good.

6. Jesper Andersen founded FreeRisk.org and will be sharing how to not hurt those you stalk in “When Social Edges go Black: Forgiving on the Internet.”

7. Chuck Kindred convinced us of his presentation skills by starting with this introduction: “I am a big, strong, athletic, handsome, vulnerable, sensitive, engaging young man. You probably don’t know anyone like me.”

8. Tobias Peggs is the president of One Riot, a real-time search engine and advertising startup, and will tell us about starting companies in India.

9. Chris Hutchins founded LaidOffCamp and has also survived a hippo attack.

10. Ignite Bay Area alumnus Deb Schultz is a partner at Altimeter Group and will be sharing her observations on Jews and the Internet.

11. Fresh from Ignite Boulder, Andrew Hyde, the founder of Pick.IM, will be describing when crowdsourcing turns exploitative.

Web 2.0 Expo conference attendees will be given preferred admittance and the event will be first come, first serve. Here’s the timeline for the evening:

7:30 PM: Doors open for Web 2.0 Expo Conference Pass & Expo Plus Pass holders

7:45 PM: Doors open for the general community

8:15 PM: Talks and networking begin

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