Ignite Columbus Impressions November 15, 2008Posted by Brian Link in Uncategorized.
The format is quirky but fun. You get 15 seconds a slide and just 20 slides to present. Five minutes to get a point across about something… anything. And the topics were varied, for example: predicting the future by Backcasting with Japanese Animation, education about the Temparate Broadleaf Deciduous Forest, and social network related Algorithms for Interesting.
It was held in a fun and also quirky location; the Robotics Society has a garage with tools on the wall above work benches and robots literally roaming around.
We packed a great crowd in – most people standing behind the few rows of chairs, left the garage door open to let the cool fall air in, ate pizza presented on tall work tables, turned the projector on and the lights off and listened intently as people got up to speak with passion about their topics. It was raw. And exciting. Our flip video cameraman, Alvin Borromeo also worked the laptop (and has a nagging cough which you’ll hear in the videos! 🙂
I had fun and am very much looking forward to the next one, which is looking like January.