"Ignite" entries

Ignite has a new home

Brady Forrest's new public benefit corporation will nurture Ignite.

Brady Forrest at Ignite Sebastopol.

Brady Forrest at Ignite Sebastopol.

Ignite, the worldwide network of geek events that promise to “Enlighten us, but make it quick,” is now under the aegis of Ignite Talks PBC.

Brady Forrest, who started Ignite back in 2006 with Bre Pettis, has launched this new public benefit corporation to grow and nurture Ignite, a move that makes all of us at O’Reilly very happy. It’s time for Ignite to leave the O’Reilly fold, and we’re certain it will thrive on its own.

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Confessions of a not-so-public speaker

If you want the tech community to have diversity, you need to be the change.

Stepping out of our comfort zones and into the spotlight at events (and encouraging others to do likewise) can help address the perception that the tech community is solely populated by young white guys.

Ignite at Google I/O

Attend Ignite Google I/O in person or watch it live online.

Ignite takes place at Google I/O on Tue. May 10 at 5 PM PDT in Room 11 at Moscone West. If you can't be there, you can watch live on the I/O Live site.

Ignite Smithsonian examines the evolution of museums and culture

The first Ignite Smithsonian highlighted the intersection of museums and technology.

Ignite Smithsonian featured innovative ideas about museums, design, art, technology and culture. This Ignite, the first to be held the Smithsonian, brought speakers from in and outside of government, including an international contingent.

Ignite Education

The Ignite format can connect schools and students to their communities.

As was on display during Ignite Petaluma, the Ignite format offers a great way to bring together students, faculty and members of a community.

A perfect dystopian storm: Interview with "Flash Mob Gone Wrong" speaker

At Ignite London 2, Tom Scott told the story of a "Flash Mob Gone
Wrong." It's struck a nerve and is gathering a lot of momentum on
Reddit, MetaFilter and Twitter. Scott explains why and how he created
the presentation in the following short interview.

Join us for Global Ignite Week: February 2011

Global Ignite Week returns for a second year.

Global Ignite Week returns Feb. 7-11, 2011. Last year, more than 600 Ignite talks were given in 67 cities on six continents. The bar is set even higher for round two.

Ignite NYC IX This Wednesday, 6/9

Ignite NYC is returning for its 9th edition during the third Internet Week; I'll be co-hosting with Igntie NYC Director Tikva Morowati. We've got a great set of speakers and we'll be holding the event this Wednesday at Internet Week's Headquarters (Metropolitan Pavilion; 125 W. 18th Street – register). As always each speaker will get just 5 minutes on…

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…

Global Ignite Week: Starts Monday with 65 Cities, 6 Continents, 500 Speakers over 5 Days

From March 1-5 there will be ~65 Ignite events happening around the world. Ignite is an opportunity for geeks to share their passions and ideas with local peers. Each speaker gets 20 slides that each auto-advance after 15 seconds for a total of just 5 minutes. The result is bite-size chunks of information that inform the crowd on new topics. There are lots of Ignite videos online.