Ignite Boston 2
by Mike Hendrickson
Summer is flying by and as we usher in fall, we wanted to give all New Englanders a heads-up that we are having a second Ignite Boston. The second Ignite Boston will take place on Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 10pm at Hurricane O'Reillys. Yes that is right, Hurricane O'Reillys. No, it's not Tim's office after FOO Camp. We've picked a venue that is more acoustically-oriented and should allow everyone to hear what is going on. And we are planning to mix-up the format a little bit. There will be some short "launches," followed by lightening talks, and a couple of other ideas that we will inform you of in the coming weeks. Let's show our tech colleagues around the country that Boston/Cambridge have a vibrant tech community that gets involved in talking about cool new technologies and ideas. Not to mention that it is a social event to get to know other developers in the area.
If you plan to attend, email IgniteBoston at oreilly dot com for the chance to win $300 worth of O'Reilly books of your choosing. You must be present to win.
If you are interested in connecting with some of the folks who attended the first Ignite Boston, we have a social network set up for this purpose. You can reach our Crowdvine network here.
Another reason we wanted to announce this event this early, is so those of you who would like speak for five minutes on something cool, new, or exciting you can get into the queue sooner rather than later. Please submit your idea/s here:
- Be no longer than 5 minutes.
- Be on an innovative topic (no sales pitches, please!).
- Be viewable on a PC [a MacBook Pro with Powerpoint, Keynote/has remote control, and PDF] with standard AV equipment.
To submit a proposal.
For anyone that's never been to Ignite, you may find it useful to see a talk or two. Here's a link to a good example [but poor audio quality] from the first Ignite Boston talks.
|How do I actually signup to attend? I made an account on the site, is that all I need to do?|
|Send email to igniteBoston at oreilly dot com to RSVP or just show up at Hurricaine O'Reilly's.|