Ignite Columbus 2 A Big Hit

23 January 2009 in Events, Ignite Columbus

I attended the second Ignite Columbus Event this week and it was even better than the first.

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

The previous event was held at the Columbus Robotics Society which is essentially a garage and had a wonderful covert underground feel. I enjoyed the feel of people coming together to talk about something they were passionate about and to take up the challenge to present on their topic in 5 minutes with slide advancing every 15 seconds. It’s not as easy as it looks.

The second event was held at Lextant in the now renovated Smith Brothers Hardware Building. There were more people attending and even more presenters than the first. The event was such a hit, that the organizers and attendees were talking about Ignite 3 while they were still at this one.

This particular event had a twist to it. We were given a ticket at sign in for a raffle prize. As luck would have it, my number was drawn and there was a string attached. I had to improv a deck of slides that I had never seen before. So I did it and I have to say it was a blast!

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

We were fortunate enough to have a professional videographer at this event to record all of the presentations. I will post a link here on this site when I get word that the videos are posted so you can see all of them and get a better sense of what Ignite is all about.

In the mean time, start getting ready for the next Ignite Columbus. The tentative date will be in April. I hope we get to see some more improv as well. After all, why should I be the only one to make a fool of them selves in public?

Many thanks to the organizers and especially Alvin Borromeo (@wyliemac) and Dan Rockwell (@floozyspeak) for their hard work and vision. Make sure you follow them on Twitter to keep up with everything they are doing.

(Photos by Alvin Borromeo)

23 January 2009 Events, Ignite Columbus