David Hulton: Hacker camps!

June 17, 2014

What happens when you take geeks outdoors? David Hulton shared the history of hacker camps at Ignite 24. “This talk covers the brief history of Hacker Camps, why the community they create is so special and unique compared to other tech conferences, and share a little bit about the US hacker camp, ToorCamp, that happens […]

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Ignite 24 Videos Are Up!

June 16, 2014

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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How to make slides Ignite Friendly (automated)

May 18, 2014

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: Select all your slides. You can do this by clicking the first thumbnail […]

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Speaker Lineup for Ignite 24 (5/22) + Tickets On Sale

May 13, 2014

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 […]

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50% Discount to 360|intersect on Creativity + Technology at the Triple Door April 28-29

April 19, 2014

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 […]

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Submissions for Ignite Seattle 24 Due Tomorrow

April 17, 2014

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 […]

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Ignite Talk of the Week: I Stalk Strangers Online

March 26, 2014

At Ignite Seattle 20, Carmen Hudson, a tech recruiter shares the professional secrets for how she finds candidates online, including how our Twitter and Facebook feeds reveal far more than we realize.

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Ignite Seattle #24: Thursday May 22 (Tickets / Submit a talk)

March 25, 2014

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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Ignite Talk of the Week: The Protest Algorithm

March 11, 2014

At Ignite Seattle 22, Darcy Burner gave an exceptional talk about the power of protest and the algorithm behind it. Watch and enjoy this talk of the week. As a shorthand, her algorithm includes these five components: Innocents In harms way Broadcast to the world Shocks the conscience If it involves the use of force in […]

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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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