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Ignite 24 Videos Are Up!

by zac on June 16, 2014

in Seattle

Weddings? Norwegian trolls? Lonely bicycles? Ignite 24 had it all… and now you can too! The videos have been posted on our Youtube account, and you can check out the entire playlist for a view of all the talks.

The next Ignite is Tuesday, October 7th. See you at Town Hall!

 

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One of the requirements for speaking at Ignite is your slides must automatically advance. It’s wise to practice many times before doing an Ignite talk, and this post shows you how to set up your slides for this purpose.

For Powerpoint Mac/Windows:

  1. Select all your slides. You can do this by clicking the first thumbnail on the left hand side, scrolling to the bottom, then holding shift and clicking the last one (Or hitting Cntrl-A for Select All)
  2. In the ribbon/menu bar on top, go to “Transitions.”
  3. On the right hand side, you’ll see the “advance slide” section. Uncheck “On Mouse Click” and check the “After” box. Type “15.00″ into the box next to “After.”
  4. Slightly further to the right, click on the “Apply To All Slides” button.
  5. Now start your slideshow from the beginning, wait 15 seconds, and presto!

Make sure you only have 20 slides (equivalent to 5:00 of presenting time). You don’t want to be rehearsing with more slides than are allowed.

[based on advice from Zac Cohn]

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Ignite Seattle is back with out 24th show on Thursday May 22nd at Town Hall. Buy tickets now ($5) to reserve your place.

Doors open at 7pm (as does the bar) and talks start at 8pm. This is our list of speakers, though not necessarily in the order they are speaking (we choose the order using a just in time algorithm involving big data, tea leaves and stray cats). There will be, as always, a glorious intermission half way through the program for more drinking, snacking and chatting (or dancing if you are so inclined).

  • Change ALL the passwords (without pain, misery and suffering), Arcadiy Kantor
  • Your Diet Will Fail (And Why Mine Eventually Will)Dylan Wilbanks
  • Nightclub Bartending and Middle School Teaching: A Venn DiagramKristin Leong
  • The Force is Strong in IslamHusayn Raza
  • The 4 Step Guide to Becoming the 41st Best Rock Band in the WorldDaniel Lee
  • What You’ll Wish You’d Known Before You Joined that Nonprofit Board, Karen Anderson
  • Can bicycles be lonely?Seijen Takamura
  • Hacker Camps!, David Hulton
  • Why My Face is Bright RedKathryn Downie
  • Take the Initiative, please!Jan Gray
  • The Art of Epic Failure… or How a weird Norwegian folktale involving implied bestiality, trolls, and laundry taught me how to liveAbigail Anderson
  • A Story About Syphilis: More Than You Ever Wanted to KnowJennifer Whetham
  • A Geek’s Guide To Wedding PlanningNoah Iliinsky & Teresa Valdez Klein
  • Words vs. Ideas: What Comes First?Lindsey Engh
  • How I weaseled my way into the hearts of 31,273 peopleNoel Frame
  • How I Stopped Worrying About the Future and Learned to Love the Robot ApocalypseRichard Yonck

Get your tickets before they’re gone (there will be a live stream but you’d be a fool not to go to your own town hall for this. Get off your laptop and out of your house for once, eh?)

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Our good friend from Ignite Denver, John Wilker, is bringing the 360|intersect gathering to Seattle’s Triple door again Monday April 28th through Tuesday April 29th.

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 http://360intersect.com/schedule

John’s given us a special 50% off discount code for friends of Ignite who’d like to attend – Just use the code “PacNW50″.

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We are coming up fast on Ignite Seattle 24. The event is Thursday May 22th 7:00pm and tickets are on sale now.

If you have an a story to tell, or a lesson you want to share, fill out the Submit a Talk form. Deadline is end of day Friday.

Town Hall is an amazing venue to speak in, and our crowd is likely to be the most fun and supportive audience you’ll ever get to present in front of. We’ll be choosing talks next week and announcing them soon after.

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The next Ignite Seattle will be on Thursday May 22nd at Town Hall Seattle.  We’re accepting talk submissions right now, no waiting.

You can buy tickets now through Stranger Tickets. Or fill out the Submit a Talk form if you want to get on the most fun and exciting stage in all of Seattle.

 

 

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New Event: Talk of The Town (A Benefit for Town Hall Seattle)

February 20, 2014

Our great host for Ignite Seattle, Town Hall Seattle is throwing their 10th anniversary fund raiser called Talk of The Town, on Thursday March 6th starting at 5pm. If you don’t know all that Town Hall Seattle does, they’re one of the premier venues for bringing in speakers and performers from around the world to the Seattle […]

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Ignite #23 Tickets On Sale / Speaker lineup

February 5, 2014

Ignite Seattle #23 is in just one week  on Wednesday, February 12th at Seattle Town Hall. You can buy tickets now to reserve your place. This is our list of 16 awesome topics and speakers. Event starts at 8pm, doors open early so you can have fun in the bar.  Intermission half way through the event (for […]

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How to prepare to speak at Ignite Seattle

January 30, 2014

We know the speakers are the stars. As organizers we do everything we can to select speakers with great topics and passions, but we also work hard to help them prepare and make sure they have what they need to do a great job. As the Ignite Seattle speaker coach I run a coaching session […]

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Talk Proposals Due Friday

January 7, 2014

We are coming up fast on Ignite Seattle 23. The event is scheduled for mid-February – the 12th. That means if you would like to give an Ignite talk, you need to submit by this Friday. We’ve already gotten lots of great submissions, but we are always looking for more. Fill out the Submit a […]

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Speaker Lineup for Ignite Seattle 22

November 11, 2013

Ignite Seattle 22 is next Wednesday, November 20th at Town Hall. You can buy tickets now to reserve your place. This is our list of speakers, though not neceassarily in the order they are speaking. Steve Roth – Five Things You Don’t Know About Hamlet Mandy Sorensen (@mandercrosby) – Superbugs: It’s What’s for Dinner. Manuhuia […]

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Deadline to Submit a Talk is Midnight

October 11, 2013

Today (Oct. 11th) is the last day that you can submit your idea for an Ignite talk. At midnight tonight we will no longer be accepting talks and we will begin deliberating on who will make it into the next batch of presenters. Next month, November 20th, we will be back at Town Hall and […]

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Videos from Ignite Seattle 21 are up

October 11, 2013

We have finally posted the videos from the last Ignite, held at Fremont Outdoor Cinemas in August. We had a fantastic crop of talks, including The Geek Diet, Being a Tech Entrepreneur in Baghdad, and How Video Games are Like Kissing. Check out the entire playlist for a view of all the talks. The next […]

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We Want YOU to Speak at Ignite 22!

September 5, 2013

Complete this form to submit a talk or nominate a friend. The next Ignite Seattle is November 20th. Details below. Submission deadline: Friday, October 11th. Event Location: Town Hall Seattle. Tell us about your cool idea, hack, lesson, or “war stories.” Don’t worry if you’re shy or an inexperienced speaker! We provide a couple speaker […]

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Guide to Outdoor Ignite 21 – Bring your chair!

August 16, 2013

Sir Pug reminds you to bring a chair. We’re looking forward to our 3rd Annual Outdoor Ignite this Sunday! Below is a handy list of Things and Stuff you should know: Located at Fremont Outdoor Cinemas (3501 Phinney Ave. N, across from Brouwer’s and Theo Chocolate). Doors open at 7:00, talks start at 8:30(ish). Feel […]

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Speaker Lineup for Ignite 21

August 6, 2013

The next Seattle Ignite is Sunday August 18th at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema. Tickets are $5. Here is our list of amazing 5 minute talks and speakers: How video games are like kissing - Jenny Kuglin (@jenkuglin) Getting geeky about Civics - Web Hutchins (@civicsforall) Where my girls at? (Or, How one obvious “discovery” revolutionized my world […]

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