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Randy Stewart

Seattle singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix walks the audience through how she takes a song from inspiration to finished product.

Tae Phoenix is a singer-songwriter living and playing in Seattle, WA. You can find out where she’s playing live and listen to her music at www.taephoenix.com

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What exactly *is* introversion? It’s commonly misunderstood as shyness or a misanthropic desire to be left alone. Many extroverts mistakenly assume that introverts hate them. And that’s simply not true (well, most of the time). And many introverts think that there’s something wrong with themselves, something broken that they can’t seem to fix. And that’s not true, either.

We can do better. In this talk from Ignite Seattle 19, Jonathon Colman dishes on what introversion is, what it isn’t, and specific tactics to hack ourselves and our interactions with others in order to survive in our extroverted world.

Jonathon Colman is a content strategist, SEO & Internet marketer, speaker, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer living (and drinking coffee) in Seattle, Washington. For over 15 years he’s helped people and organizations build, find, and use the best stuff on the Web.

You can reach him at www.jonathoncolman.org.

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Are you a geek? An Introvert? Afraid of the crowds? Not sure what they will make of you? But you still want to connect with people? Then you want to play: NETWORKING, The Role Playing Game.

On your very first dungeon/networking event you can go out and:

  • slay kobolds (meet technical recruiters)
  • fend off orcs (accountants and lawyers)
  • drink healing/mana/attribute potions (wine/beer/whiskey)
  • collect loot (contact information!)
  • equip your character (get dressed up and ad props)
  • form parties (agree to meet up with someone again)
  • level up (move on to talking with speakers or higher level dungeons)
  • If you apply all the skills you honed with years of playing: D&D, GammaWorld, Top Secret, etc., you will find that networking is just another great RPG except the characters are really well developed and the GameMaster is not so scary. Let’s go out and play!

    Adam Philipp (@MyPatents) is tech-savvy patent attorney and the founder of ÆON Law (), a high tech IP law firm in Seattle. Adam has a penchant for connecting with the tech community and does not hide his love of meeting smart people. He can usually be picked out at events as the lawyer with the glowing name badge.

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    Dawn Hemminger‘s story began with a great idea to create a beautiful, safe and sustainable green space in her East Ballard neighborhood. This idea is no different than any one you may have that could enrich your life and the lives of those in your community. This talk proposes that the difference between just having an idea and turning it into reality depends on your success in following 6 key steps:

    1. Share your idea
    2. Host events
    3. Team up
    4. Embrace change
    5. Be tenacious
    6. Celebrate

    Dawn’s community has grown the 14th Ave NW Park from a scribble on a napkin to a $2.9 Million funded reality with plans to break ground this year. If her experience can help you avoid any pitfalls or speed your progress, then this talk will have done its job.

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    Lee LeFever, creator of CommonCraft, is on a mission. He wants to help everyone become more effective explainers.

    In this Ignite talk, Lee discusses — well, explains actually — the basics of explanation and how to take a complex idea and explain it with context, connections and stories leaving viewers with ideas for how they can be better explainers.

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    After a bit of a hiatus, we’re excited to announce our summer Ignite once again at the Fremont Outdoor Movies on August 19th. We’re opening submissions today and we’ll need your Ignite talk proposal by July 9th. More details forthcoming.

    What are you waiting for? Enlighten us, but make it quick.

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    Next Ignite Postponed

    February 16, 2012

    Wanted to let you all know that we’re postponing our next Ignite that was scheduled for March 1st with a new date TBD. We’ll post the new date as soon as we can. Apologies for any confusion. As a purely volunteer organization, it’s sometimes harder than it looks to coordinate everything that goes into making […]

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    Steven Stone – Ignite Booze: The Creation of Sound Spirits Distillery

    January 19, 2012

    About Steven Steven Stone is the Founder and Head Distiller at Sound Spirits, Seattle’s first craft distillery since Prohibition. Steven moved to Seattle in 1997 to work in engineering for Boeing (he still has his day job there). Plans for the distillery started taking shape in 2007 and Sound Spirits finally opened it doors to […]

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    Shannon Houghton – From Helicopters to Jetpacks: Using Your Geeky Powers for Good, Not Evil, at Your Kid’s School @MsHoughton

    January 19, 2012

    You’ve procreated and now your spawn has entered the education system. How can you help support your kid reach their superhero potential without being the overbearing helicopter parent that teachers talk about in the staff room? Elementary Gifted/Talented teacher Shannon Houghton will detail the top three actions you can take to help navigate the world […]

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    Jen Waak – How a Keyboard Athlete Climbed Kilimanjaro

    January 17, 2012

    Climbing one of the seven summits takes more brains than brawn. Find out how this self-proclaimed Keyboard Athlete, non-camper, and non-hiker put her research and Energy Bank manipulation skills to work to out-think Kilimanjaro and make it to the summit with energy to spare. About Jen Jen Waak is a wellness coach in Seattle, WA […]

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    Hillel Cooperman – I give you permission to be a shitty parent

    January 17, 2012

    “I expose the secret world of parenting that nobody ever tells you about.” About Hillel Hillel Cooperman is co-founder of Jackson Fish Market, a user experience consultancy, and software startup in Seattle, WA. You can find him on Twitter (@hillel).

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    We Want YOU to speak at Ignite 17

    January 10, 2012

    Ignite Seattle 17 will be March 1st at 7pm, and we want YOU to speak! The submission deadline is January 25th, but we encourage you to submit your Ignite talk early! What are you waiting for? Enlighten us, but make it quick.

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    Ignite Seattle 16 is TONIGHT!

    December 7, 2011

    We’re super excited about our list of our lineup for the tonight’s Ignite Seattle. We’re back once again at the King Cat Theatre. The event starts at 7pm and speakers go on stage at 8:30. And now, presented in no particular order, our speakers for Ignite Seattle 16. Ignite Seattle 16 Speakers Rich Lengsavath (bigstove) […]

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    Molly Nixon – mousonomics

    December 7, 2011

    Almost all of the medical advances we enjoy today were first tested in mice. Most what we know about human physiology was first studied in mice. However, the general public’s understanding of lab mice is usually limited to a few characteristics – they’re white, and they’re probably trying to take over the world. In truth, […]

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    Pascal Schuback – Tech; Disasters and YOU! @schuback

    December 7, 2011

    Crowd sourcing has always been around but with the current technologies, its capabilities have grown tremendously. This presentation will focus on the use of these tools in an environment vastly growing by the number catastrophic events around the world. The month of September is National Preparedness Month and with that CrisisCommons, a volunteer technical community […]

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    George Dyson – Reinvention of the Kayak

    December 6, 2011

    About George Dyson From his TED bio page: A member of the fabulous Dyson clan, George Dyson is sometimes defined as a son-of and a brother-of, but he has found his own voice as a chronicler and a philosopher of science and the future. The son of physicist Freeman Dyson, George grew up inside one […]

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