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…
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And here’s more on Ignite Portland from the folks who attended
- Ignite Portland 3 mentions on Twitter
- Photos tagged “igniteportland” or “ip3″ on Flickr
- Ignite Portland presentations on SlideShare
- Fracking robots, radioactive water and insane startups at Ignite Portland 3
“Practically all subjects were covered at Ignite Portland 3 last night, trom how to build a nuclear reactor to the most successful techniques to teach your robot slaves to do your bidding.”
- Dare to go where you fear – My presentation from Ignite Portland 3
“Thanks to everyone who attended and created this wonderful event. If you enjoyed my story, please read more at this blog or go to my archive blog of Asian stories at www.galactictraveler.blogspot.com You can always follow me on Twitter, just look for lilbutterfly.”
- Ignite Portland 3
“We were fortunate to be able to sponsor Ignite Portland 3, which was held at the Baghdad theatre in Portland, Oregon.”
- Ignite Portland #3
“It was a blast… here’s two of the countless vids plus my slides.”
- Stick it… Thursday morning edition
“I was out late with the fabulous Mr. Kaos, the indescribable Mr. Burrows and the heart stopping MissBurrows… We went to Ignite Portland 3, had a blast, met some wonderful people and then had Cuban food…”
- Tell us your thoughts about Ignite Portland 3
“Thank you to everyone who attended Ignite Portland 3! Last night the speakers had their turn to talk, now we want to hear from you. What did you think about the event? What did you like and what can we improve on?”
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.