June 19th, 2008

Ignite Portland 3: Third time easily as charming as the first two

To those of you who attended Ignite Portland 3, let me start out by apologizing. Because honestly, I feel like a complete ass. When I stepped on to the stage to give my little sponsor pitch, the last thing I expected was the incredibly kind response I received from you. And it kind of took me by surprise.

Okay. Not kind of. It downright flustered me.

So, I’d like to do now what I should have done then—but failed to do. And that is to say “Thank you.”

Thank you so much for the encouragement and support. I can’t really explain how much it means or how humbling it is to have had this really random chance to meet so many of you, the amazing, intelligent, and incredible people of Portland and Silicon Forest. Please know that I really, really appreciate the fact that you take the time to swing by here from time to time. And I feel really lucky to have had the chance to be part of that.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

And I really do follow you on Twitter.

So, now where were we? Oh yes! The Ignite Portland 3 round-up.

Well, it seems that the Strands Ignite Portland After Party cut into the amount of blogging that usually occurs after Ignite events. Apparently, everyone was waxing poetic about the event vocally instead of bloggily.

But be that as it may, there are a few posts streaming through. And of course the videos, the pictures, and the tweets. (The usual caveats apply. If I’ve missed your post, photo, tweet, or anything else, please comment and I’ll add it to the list.)

First and foremost, the videos of the presentations…

Add Ignite Portland 3 to your page

And here’s more on Ignite Portland from the folks who attended

Finally, thanks again to all of the amazing work, countless hours of stress, and “making a great thing even better” effort from the Legion of Tech. You did it again. And for that, you should be congratulated.

Looking forward to Ignite Portland 4.

Like this post? There are more. Every week.
Plus events, jobs, and community offers.

View previous campaigns.

Background that may help (or may not)

8 Responses to “Ignite Portland 3: Third time easily as charming as the first two”

  1. Bram Pitoyo says:


    The Silicon Florist stood out from the other #ip3 sponsors by the amount of ovations you get from the audience (it went on for pretty much the whole 15-second.) I think everyone agreed that the efforts you put out to promote the Portland tech scene to local and national spotlights are priceless.

    So thank you again!

  2. [...] going to be nice. And you’ve been working hard. All week. What with having to go to Ignite Portland 3 and the after party and Backfence PDX. I would imagine you’re plum tuckered [...]

  3. Amy says:

    Well deserved reaction to your efforts, Rick. Wish I could have made it out last night. I will console myself by watching the videos.

  4. Jason says:

    I’m stoked for the applause you received. Your efforts to champion PDX are vastly appreciated.

  5. [...] you happened to make it to Ignite Portland 3, you heard the first hints of Legion of Talk, a new series of more intimate Legion of Tech events [...]

  6. [...] Silicon Florist (as always) did a really great write-up on his site with links to other reviews of the event, so I encourage you to read his post for more information about the event. If you missed it, you can watch the videos and view the presentations. [...]

  7. [...] Seems like it was just yesterday that we were still basking in the afterglow of the last Ignite Portland. [...]

  8. [...] it’s no secret that I’m not the best in front of a crowd. So I’m currently wallowing in a near-death tizzy about forgetting to thank some very [...]

About the Silicon Florist