Community organized conference consisting of a series of &#x201C;speedy&#x201D; presentations Created by Bre Pettis (Make Magazine) & Brady Forrest (O&#x2019;Reilly Media) Promoted by O&#x2019;Reilly Media
It started in Seattle but is now worldwide Events in more than 50 cities There&#x2019;s a list of global events on @IgniteAnchorage
Share your passion for something
First event in Anchorage was in May of 2009 Next event on January 14th 2010 We hope to have 1 or 2 a year
Five minutes Twenty slides that auto advance every 15 seconds
Timing, you&#x2019;re not in control of the slides, they advance whether you are ready or not It seems simple, but you need to practice even though it&#x2019;s only 5 minutes Creating the slides
Text too small to read Full sentences instead of bullet points Poor color choice Overly complex diagrams Poor information flow
15 seconds is not long enough for your audience to absorb all the info on a dense slide The average person can silently read ~80 words in 15 seconds This slide has over 200 words A speaker at the last event tried to give a &#x201C;Powerpoint read along&#x201D; and got very frustrated
Your slides should tell your story visually But, if you need to present dense info on a slide there are ways to &#x201C;cheat&#x201D; For example, this slide was actually three different slides
This is from Oscar Avellenada&#x2019;s presentation He used simple stick figures to illustrate his presentation His presentation will be available on the Ignite web site
Ignite presentations can and have been about practically anything From multi-person pogo sticks to hacking chocolate &#x201C;How to buy a car without getting screwed&#x201D; &#x201C;Practical party crashing&#x201D; &#x201C;Art can save the world. No, really.&#x201D;
There are some exceptions: No sales pitches/commercials No partisan politics No religious proselytizing
Your field of expertise Your hobby Tell a story
The excitement of trying something new The satisfaction of a job well done Meet new people Have fun
There are no winners and losers It&#x2019;s just for fun
We&#x2019;ll provide technical assistance and advice if you need it
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Put your contact info on the last slide
“enlighten us, but make it quick”
2. What is Ignite?
3. Where is Ignite?
4. Why is Ignite?
5. Ignite Anchorage
6. What is the Ignite format?
7. Challenges of this format
8. No “Death by PowerPoint”
9. No “Death by PowerPoint”
10. No “Death by PowerPoint”
11. Example Slide
12. What can I talk about?
13. What can’t I talk about?
14. What should I talk about?
15. What’s in it for me?
16. It’s not a competition
17. What if I suck at
20. Thank You
๏ Contact Info
- Twitter: @IgniteAnchorage