Entries tagged “ignite.”

Join me for rapid-fire ideas at Ignite Bridgetown (Update: Canceled)

Update (February 4): Ignite Bridgetown has been given the axe. This article recounts the whole story. Twitter reads like a transcript of Maury today. What a mess. :(

Comparatively un-salacious original post

Ignite is returning to Portland this Thursday, February 5 thanks to Portland Startup Week, and I’m happy to be among the dozen speakers invited to participate.

From the event description:

Welcome to Ignite. Where each speaker gets a chance to present for five minutes. The catch? They only get 20 slides, no more, no less. And the presentation auto-advances every 15 seconds. Whether the speaker is ready or not. Once the presentation begins, it doesn’t stop until the last speaker drops the mic. For the speaker, it’s challenging. For the audience, it’s entertaining. But no matter what happens, it’s an unforgettable experience for everyone in the theater.

I’ve attended Ignite events in the past and they’ve always been fun. This one’s at OMSI’s Empirical Theater. Tickets are free but seating is limited, so RSVP soon!

Photo credit: jpellgen on Flickr

Ignite: 3 Caricatures in 15 Seconds

img_0015Ignite Portland is an awesome event wherein presenters are given five minutes and 20 slides (automatically rotating every 15 seconds) to get a message across. This year they debuted a new aspect of the event, the “15 Seconds of Flame,” wherein video clips of the same duration as a presenter’s slide peppered the larger event.

I had a blast creating three submissions with Jordan Thompson of Valeo Visual, each demonstrating the process of caricaturing one of three well-known political figures. If you didn’t catch these short little segments at the event, check them out here:

The presenters all did an amazing job (Bram’s slides were some of the most attractive I’ve ever seen). You can catch the next Ignite on July 16.