[kwlug-disc] KWLUG Ignite night?

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 10 02:52:14 EDT 2010


If you are curious, the Ignite Waterloo 3 videos are now on-line.

http://www.ignitewaterloo.com/

Raul Suarez

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--- On Sun, 8/1/10, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> From: Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] KWLUG Ignite night?
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Sunday, August 1, 2010, 11:06 PM
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:05 PM,
> Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> wrote:
> >
> > So Raul said that we should all consider giving Ignite
> talks, and
> > Richard gave us an entertaing example of presenting
> KWLUG content in
> > the format. Do we want to try an Ignite-style KWLUG
> meeting? If so
> > then May 2011 looks like it is open. (Hopefully the
> fad will not be
> > over by then.)
> >
> > In order to make this happen we need some brave people
> to pitch Ignite
> > talks on topics relevant to the LUG. I think that 8-10
> talks will be
> > enough for a good meeting, although we can certainly
> add a few more
> > slots if there is interest. (Bonus: the FLOSS fund
> announcement and
> > Linux News portions of the meeting can be in Ignite
> format as well.)
> 
> I like.  The Ignite presentation was fun for me. 
> As a tip to other
> presenters, it takes as many rehearsals but the rehearsals
> are only
> five minutes long.
> 
> 
> What about an additional Ignite-format event outside of the
> LUG?  For
> LUGers to face the public.  Something like:
> 
> This Time, Let's Not Eat the Bones - A Night of Linux and
> Open Source,
> in Easy Pieces
> or
> We're Open -  The Open Source, Open Data and Open
> Government World,
> Presented for You.
> 
> Presenters from KW's thriving, productive and creative Free
> Software,
> Open Source and Linux community provide introductions and
> insight to
> the key topics in the field.
> 
> Doors open and networking
> 10 ignite talks
> break and refreshments
> 10 ignite talks
> Reception and networking
> 
> We would have to police ourselves carefully and prevent
> shameless
> self-promotion.  No "about me / about my company"
> slides, for example.
>  But if you speak effectively about a topic, you'll have a
> line-up
> during the breaks.
> 
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