June 1st, 2009
Ignite Portland 6: Who’s got the burning ideas this time?
From the sounds of things, choosing presentations for Ignite Portland 6 was a bit of a doozy. But the Ignite Portland team managed to soldier on and select a group of presenters to take the stage on July 16.
There were almost 70 proposals—and all of them were really good. So who made the cut?
- Tips on How to Be a Gentleman From a Guy Wearing Jeans and a Tee Shirt by Chris Alan
- Derailing the Train: How to stop Ignite Portland in its tracks by Reid Beels and Amye Scarvada
- My Updated and Revised Commencement Speech to the Graduating Class of 1989 by Andrew Berkowitz
- The Webcomic Age or, A Young Geek’s Illustrated Primer by Ben Bleything
- Massage 2.0: Myofascia-The Real Interweb by Megan Bradley
- The Scandalous Lies I’ve Told My Children by Michael Buffington
- DIY Healthcare in Portland by Sandra Clark
- Everyone needs a little space by Noel Franus
- How to build and program a multitouch display by Todd Greco
- Critical life lessons learned from my four years as a hooker by James Keller
- The death of authority: a kind of elegy by Eva Miller
- You can stop S#$%#y Little Dog Syndrome by Bridget Pilloud
- The History of Magic and Technology by Seth Raphael
- Sauna Etiquette: Proper Decorum Amongst Naked, Sweaty Strangers by Miki Tokola
- 10 Vegetables that Could Improve Your Sex Life by Jeanne Turner
- Seven lessons learned while trying to reinvent television news by Aaron Weiss
- It’s the End of the World As We Know It, and It’s About %#$@& Time! by Uriah Zebadiah
Thanks go out, as well, to all the folks who submitted comments and showed up to the Town Hall to provide their feedback on presentation ideas.
We also want to say a special “thank you” to those who took the time to come to our first ever open Town Hall meeting, to discuss the talk ideas, and to all those who left private comments for the organizers. Your feedback was very, very helpful as we asked ourselves “what does the Ignite Portland community want to see on stage at IP6?”
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