One of the funniest lines (delivered deadpan) from my buddy Larkin's IgniteBoulder5 Preso
Ignite is a night of presentations on a variety of topics, with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides, that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is aworldwide movement, and Boulder is hosting our sixth September 16th at 6pm."
IgniteBoulder was conceived by my buddy Andrew Hyde and the first ever IgniteBoulder took place October 29, 2008. As the year anniversary mark approaches, IgniteBoulder has blossomed into a bi-monthly night of passionate presentations, laughter, geekery and of course, beer.
IgniteBouder 3 was my first Ignite (Andrew asked me to wrangle the mic-ing of the presenters and I was happy to oblige) and I've been attending ever since. After IgniteBoulder 4 a Planing Committee was formed (disclaimer -I'm one of the Planning Crew) and IgniteBoulder 5 brought with it a venue change and a close to sell-out crowd at the Boulder Theatre.
Getting involved with IgniteBoulder has honestly been one of the funnest, most amazing, life-changing choices I've ever made. The friends I've made have welcomed me into their lives and in turn, I've brought several of my close friends into the IgniteBoulder fold, which has served to add additional talent, strengthen bonds of friendship and overall enrich our little community.
I've learned so much!
For starters, my buddies Ef, Blake & Brandon can belt out a tune like no one else!
Also discovered I shouldn't have wasted all that time and money going to college cause everything I need to know I already knew in the 4th Grade
No decent night of presentations would be complete without a least one mention of bacon and thankfully Rick Bakas didn't let us down
So. That's what IgniteBoulder 5 was like. IgniteBoulder 6 is now taking submissions for presenters. Talking to you. Yes, YOU!
What are you passionate about? What makes you laugh? Smile? Swoon? What bits of knowledge would you love to impart to the rest of us?
This is your chance, baby. The spotlight calls...will you answer? Don't keep us from knowing the awesomeness that is you!
See you at the Boulder Theatre on Wednesday, 16 September, doors open at 6 pm. It'll be a night to remember. Especially if you're there!