Ignite is a “Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global” evening of “high-energy 5-minute talks by people who have an idea.” Specifically, as the presenter you get exactly 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. No running over. No slide remote control.
The theme of the evening was “Lean Startup” a set of principles (clearly communicated by Eric Ries) of building startups in a more efficient manner.
I presented the 5-step process of building Petabytes on a Budget. It was a blast and I highly recommend Ignite events and the Ignite format to anyone wanting to communicate an idea. As they tell you when you prep, a TV commercial tells an entire story in 30 seconds; if you’re crisp you can communicate a lot of ideas in five minutes.
Here is the presentation:
And here are the slides on SlideShare:
Thank you to O’Reilly for starting the Ignite concept and facilitating the community, Sarah Milstein for organizing the entire event, Tony Stubblebine for MC’ing, pariSoma for providing a great space, and DreamSimplicity for providing the video.