Wow! We’re never quite sure what to expect with Ignite Portland after the chaos at Ignite Portland 2, but the last two events, including Ignite Portland 4, have been smooth sailing.
The presentations were amazing. We had:
- a little nudity
- a sing-along for take me out to the ball game
- a Kenny Rogers quote used by 2 different speakers
- dating advice
- and much, much more
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors. Without sponsors, Legion of Tech could not afford to do free events. The sponsors paid for the venue, event insurance, some food, and more. We also had some really cool, 30 second sponsor videos, which I thought worked much better than having each sponsor talk on stage for 30 seconds.
The only down moment during the event for me was having people boo our sponsors. Not cool, people. The sponsors are the people who make the event possible. Be nice to them if you want to have future events.
A huge thank you to all of the people who volunteered and helped out at the event. Without the support of a huge volunteer staff, we could never make these events happen. Keep in mind that everyone in Legion of Tech and all of the people staffing our events are volunteers. We do this because we love it.
Now, what did you think of Ignite Portland 4? What worked well, and what didn’t? Please post any feedback about the event on the Ignite Portland Open Thread: What Could We Have Done to Make Ignite Portland 4 Better?
4 thoughts on “Ignite Portland 4 was Awesome”
I couldn’t make it, but why on earth would anyone boo the sponsors? Lame…
It was really just one sponsor that was booed… me (Microsoft) 🙂
To be fair, it was a minority of the audience; most people were clapping and cheering for Microsoft just like they were for the other sponsors. But like anything, a few rotten eggs can spoil the bunch.
It was a small minority, but *anyone* booing the people who paid for the event isn’t cool. Bad people suck 🙂
We’re also happy that you take this well and are still willing to sponsor IP5. Thanks again for helping out and being flexible with us!
This is never easy.
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