by Sarah Milstein
Filmed at Ignite Sebastopol
Sarah Milstein is the General Manager & Co-chair for Web 2.0 Expo. She's also co-author, with Tim O'Reilly, of The Twitter Book. Shes a non-snobby foodie, and she's done a bunch of other cool stuff. What is Ignite? It's a fun, high-energy evening of a dozen or so "speed presentations" given by people like you to their hometown crowd. Ignite presenters get 5 minutes to talk about whatever lights them up, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds--whether they're ready or not. It has a geek culture bent, though folks have talked about everything from "The Best Way to Buy a Car" to "Hacking Chocolate" to "19th Century Pneumatic Tubes." For more information about Ignite and how to start an event in your community, see: http://igniteshow.com.
Kate McLoughlin at Ignite UX Michigan