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Our good friend from Ignite Denver, John Wilker, is bringing the 360|intersect gathering to Seattle’s Triple door on Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th.

360|intersect is focused on the intersection of creativity and technology. Speakers are technologists from around the world, talking about the things they do away from the keyboard, that make them awesome at the things they do at the keyboard.

You can see the schedule and great topics at

John’s given us a special 20% off discount code for anyone who’d like to attend – Just use the code “SeattleLocals” for a 20% discount.


Ignite Seattle 20 is Thursday May 16th at Town Hall Seattle, and we want YOU to speak!

The submission deadline is this Friday, April 5th, and all you need to do is fill out this handy dandy ‘Submit Talk!’ form to throw your idea into the ring.

So what are you waiting for?

Enlighten us, but make it quick.


In what became the very first standing Ignite Seattle talk, office fitness expert Larry Swanson gives a great introduction to the health benefits of standing desks and presents a number of inventive DIY standing desk designs. Be sure to stand up before you hit play.

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It’s easy to hold onto anger and resentment for a lifetime. But why? Especially when forgiveness feels so damned good. Seattle’s Matthew Lawrence shares his story of getting unstuck through forgiveness in this great talk from Ignite Seattle 18.


Ignite Seattle 17 tickets are now on sale here

Here’s the rundown…

  • Ignite Seattle 17 is the second OUTDOOR IGNITE – so dress appropriately.
  • Ticket required for entry (so DO print out your receipt and bring it). Advance ticket sales guarantee your entry to Ignite; some tickets will be available at the door based on capacity limites.
  • This is an ALL AGES event.
  • Ignite Seattle 17 will be happening on Fremont Market day. We highly recommend checking it out before coming to Thing Out.

WHEN: Sunday night August 19th


  • 3:30pm – Doors Open for Thing Out 2
  • 7:30pm (ISH) – Ignite Talks! (8 talks – break – 8 talks)


Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.

Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest of O’Reilly Radar and Bre Pettis of Make. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. Besides Seattle, there are thriving Ignite communities in Portland, Sydney, Boulder, Baltimore, NYC and lot more. Hundreds of people turn out for our Seattle Ignites.


Tom Music – a great human being and a dear friend of Ignite Seattle – passed away last night.

Tom went into the hospital about a month ago. It looked like things had turned around, but then they took a turn for the worse.

Friends will be gathering this Friday for a vaguely Irish-style wake in Tom’s honor. Jana, Tom’s wife, has details on that over here. She’ll also be posting details there about the pending memorial service for Tom when they firm up.

Again, here’s Tom delivering one of the best Ignite talks we’ve ever hosted.

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Update on our friend Tom Music

March 22, 2011

If you have been around the Seattle geek community for long, it is likely that you’ve run into Tom Music. Tom is a developer, writer, speaker, musician, and one of the nicest guys you are ever gonna meet. A couple of years ago, Tom was diagnosed with double lymphoma. He had been in remission for [...]

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POSTPONED: Don’t miss Scott Berkun at Seattle Town Hall on Wed 3/9

March 1, 2011

UPDATE: Event postponed. See Scott’s site for details. Be sure to join Ignite Seattle favorite Scott Berkun at Seattle’s Town Hall on Wednesday March 9th at 7:30pm. Scott will be speaking on “How Do Creativity and Innovation Happen?”. Find details on Scott’s site or grab tickets directly from Brown Paper Tickets. Here’s Scott with his [...]

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Wanna help with Ignite Seattle on Monday, June 14th?

June 6, 2010

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’re getting a bit more organized here at Ignite Seattle. So much so that we’ve identified a few things we could really use some help with for our next Ignite on Monday, June 14th.

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