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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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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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Bennett Haselton – Circumventing Internet censorship around the world

December 6, 2011

My full-time job is working on software to help people in get around Internet censorship in countries like China and Iran, where the government filters what people can access on the Web. I can talk about the history of methods used by repressive government to censor the Web, and the parallel history of the tools [...]

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Amber Straub – Unparenting tips from a geeky mom

December 5, 2011

Now that many of my geek friends are having children (I had mine in my early twenties, somewhat “early”) I want to share some shortcuts and musings that my partner and I have discovered on the way. About Amber Straub Amber works at Swedish, and dreams of someday helping make healthcare simple stupid. She enjoys [...]

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Jason Quick – The Juggling Act of Life

December 5, 2011

As a professional one-armed juggler and inspirational speaker, I strive to make every show about an important aspect of being human in relationship with other humans. I am a juggling geek, a relationship geek, and a circus freak who loves to juxtapose the tragic with the comic in order to bring the audience to a [...]

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Amanda Shumack – What is all the Hoopla?

December 1, 2011

Amanda (aka Sirin) will talk of the hooping sub-culture and how this modern take on an old fitness craze has taken a very new and different look. It’s become such an addiction to some that they’ve built careers out of hooping, branched off the sub-culture into sub-sub-cultures such as fire hooping, hoop yoga, hoop aerobics [...]

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Beverly Sobelman – How to Choreograph an Aerial Ignite Talk

December 1, 2011

When I was originally invited to speak at Ignite, I was asked if I could somehow do my presentation while performing an aerial act. My response: “You’re crazy! I don’t know how I would do that.” I suggested that instead I just stay on the ground and talk about how I left the software industry [...]

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Catherine Carr – You Are Not Your SAT Score @mamatweeta

November 29, 2011

Working in Cranium’s editorial department for 8+ years, I got hooked on Dr. Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory, and I still find it to be a uniquely powerful tool for inspiration and general perspective-broadening. And in the current educational climate, when just about everything revolves around reading and math scores, I also think it’s incredibly [...]

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Deepak Singh – #arseniclife

November 28, 2011

In a world of Twitter and blogs, scientific peer review takes on a new meaning. From press releases, to TV appearances, to controversy in the blogosphere, this talk will dive into the history of one of the more interesting hashtags that Twitter has seen. The #arseniclife controversy portends the future of peer review, and it [...]

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Jen Matson – Field Guide to Record Collectors

November 23, 2011

While everyone (of a certain age) remembers the first record they bought as a kid, only a small number of us end up loving the spinning slab of vinyl as much as the music itself. Drawing on my own experience both as a longtime music geek and onetime used record store clerk, I’d like to [...]

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Naked Safety (or How to Secure a Parade With Simple Psychology) – Shawn Murphy

November 10, 2011

Large events like parades, conventions, and conferences often require large private security forces to maintain order and security. In a post 9/11 world, we’re told that this is required for our safety. It’s possible to control large crowds, effectively and safely, by applying modern psychology instead of barricades. The Fremont Solstice Parade draws tens of [...]

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Letterpress Revival – Glenn Fleishman

November 7, 2011

Letterpress printing was a dying art in the 1980s and nearly dead in the 1990s. Technology has revived it. You can now design on a computer, print out a plastic plate, and use 500-year-old technology that reconnects you to the mess and smell of ink, paper, binding, and industrial-age machines. Letterpress is messy, each print [...]

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Hacking Parents and other Authority Figures – Gwen Rowe

November 6, 2011

At the age of 9, Gwen is ready to share her favorite ways to beguile parents and others in charge. It is much easier to convince grand parents to do what you want. A simple please with a cute look goes a long ways But the real big challenge comes in when you need to [...]

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Teaching Seattle How to Drive – Scott Berkun

November 2, 2011

From merging on I-5 to the snowpocalypse, we have proven, year after year, that our driving skills as a city are wanting. We are surprised by rain, confused by four way stops and baffled at how to turn two lanes into one. Here is a fun but ranty plan for teaching Seattle how to drive [...]

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