Ignite 1 a great success

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Thanks to everyone who came out to see Ignite 1, we had over 200 people in attendance.  You could feel the energy level all the participants brought into the event, and the talks were all outstanding.  Our 14 speakers clearly cared about their topics and did a fantastic job.  Thanks again to the Neutral Zone and all our organizing volunteers for making this night possible.

The event was discussed on mlive.com and by Ed Vielmetti.

If you have photos you’d like to share, tag them with ignitea2 on Flickr.

We’ll try to get some of the video up shortly, if you missed the event or the streaming. In the meantime, we’ll have to be content with perhaps the most memorable quote of the evening: “Near-space chocolate is awesome”.

Final Speaking Lineup – Ignite 1

Now, with contact information!

Eli Neiburger @ @ e : Hack your Library

Matt Oishi: Neutral Zone teen and electronic music whiz

Dianne Marsh : Under-representation of Women in Computer Science: Why I care and why you should too

Aydin Akcasu e : Wii Will Wii Will Rock You! !! !!!

James Deakins @ : Playing with balloons. How to make a near space balloon that collects data while it travels.

Stefanie Murray @ @ e : What’s up with news in this town? Evolution of The Ann Arbor News and what’s next

Zach Steindler @ : Expensive Camping Gear? DIY!

— Short Break —

Brad Boegler : Real-time NOAA weather satellite imagery reception from home

Laura Fisher : Keeping Things in Balance: Classic Visual Ratios

Bob Stack : Technical co-working. Economy, synergy and friendship

Kyle Mulka @ : The Many Uses of Twitter

Eric Jankowski : Why every second you spend not playing Go is wasted

Dave Askins : The Ann Arbor Chronicle — An Origin Story

John Barrie @ e: The Appropriate Technology Collaborative – How to end poverty using clean, green technology.

Ignite 1 Program

Currently confirmed speakers for Ignite 1:

Dianne Marsh : Under-representation of Women in Computer Science: Why I care and why you should too

Eli Neiburger : Hack your Library

Eric Jankowski : Why every second you spend not playing Go is wasted

Zach Steindler : Expensive Camping Gear? DIY!

Dave Askins : The Ann Arbor Chronicle — An Origin Story

Aydin Akcasu : Wii Will Wii Will Rock You! !! !!!

James Deakins : Playing with balloons. How to make a near space balloon that collects data while it travels.

Kyle Mulka : The Many Uses of Twitter

Brad Boegler : Real-time NOAA weather satellite imagery reception from home

Bob Stack : Technical co-working. Economy, synergy and friendship

Laura Fisher : Keeping Things in Balance: Classic Visual Ratios

Matt Oishi: Neutral Zone teen and electronic music whiz

Stefanie Murray : What’s up with news in this town?  Evolution of The Ann Arbor News and what’s next

John Barrie: The Appropriate Technology Collaborative – How to end poverty using clean, green technology.

Ignite 1 Call for Speakers

Enlighten us, but make it quick.

Ignite is an ongoing series of speedy presentations.  Any topic, 1 speaker, 5 minutes, 20 slides, rotating every 15 seconds.  Ignite events are happening all over the world, and this is Ann Arbor’s first.  Other Ignites have seen talks on topics ranging from How to Buy a Car, to Hacking Chocolate, to The 6 Hour Startup.

If you are interested in giving an Ignite talk, please email organizer@igniteannarbor.com or add your name to this wiki page.  An advisory committee is being assembled to adjudicate the speaking list for variety and interest.

We can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say.