I attended Ignite Seattle today and was amazed to find 575 like-minded geeks also there at the King Cat Theater. Cynthia and I have been regularly attending various tech & startup related events around Seattle, and I think that this was definitely one of the better ones. Ignite Seattle is now being held once a quarter and consists of a wide variety of 5 minute presentations on various topics ranging from heart attacks to knitting to chicken raising to ancient map reading. I was very entertained by most of the presentations, with my favorites being the ones on “The Psychology of Incompetence” by Ron Burk, “Community Genius: Leveraging Community to Increase your Creative Powers” by Shelly Farnham, and “Geek Girl – A life Story” by Maya Bisineer.
The presentations at Ignite Seattle were videotaped and I am hoping they are released soon on YouTube.com. If they are, I will embed the best ones into this post so check back soon!