In talks that are exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.
You can see the full list of participating cities at IgniteShow.com
Don't miss being part of this enlightening week— attend, present, or lead an Ignite in your city. For information about sponsoring Global Ignite Week, contact Scott Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is IGINTE?
Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is all of these and more. It's a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Run by local volunteers who are connected through the global Ignite network, Ignite is a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in each city. And, via streaming and archived videos of local talks, local Ignites share all that knowledge and passion with the world.
How it all began
Ignite got its start in Seattle in December, 2006, as a personal project of O'Reilly's Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. They dreamed up an event where people could share their ideas over beer, and sent word out through their network. On December 7, two hundred Seattle geeks looking for "a fun night of geekery and networking" squeezed into a bar on Capitol Hill. They found beer, but so much more. First up, a friendly but intense competition to build the sturdiest popsicle-stick bridge. Then 25 intrepid locals took a turn on the stage for their five-minute Ignite talks. The consensus was that it was a blast. Word got out, and other communities wanted Ignite in their cities. Brady and Bre turned the event over to O'Reilly, and nearly 200 Ignites have been held, about half of them in the past year. As Ignite enters its fourth year, O'Reilly is launching Global Ignite Week to celebrate, amplify, and share the Ignite phenomenon.
To Learn More About Tampa Ignite
To Learn more about the upcoming Tampa Ignite event, go to www.ignitetampa,org.
When & Where
The Florida Technology Authority
Brought to you by the people who brought you BarCamp Tampa.
BarCamp Tampa emphasizes the intersection of technology, education, and economic development. Building a community through user-generated conferences, participatory workshops, lunch and learn and after-hour events; the open forum format is born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. BarCamp is a conversation - please join in!
The Florida Technology Authority is a Non-partisan, not-for profit dedicated to growing the grassroots technology community throughtout the state, including events litke BarCamps, CodeCamps and Ignites, among other events.