w00t! We made the front page of the living section in the Oregonian with a really nice write-up about Ignite Portland. You have to buy the Saturday paper edition to get the full write-up. I’m curious what this will do for RSVPs?
Thanks to Scott Kveton for the pics:
Update 1/26/08 9:10am PST:
You can now find the Ignite Portland write up online, too (minus the pictures). Thanks to @kveton & @mfriesen via twitter for the link.
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Don’t forget to RSVP for Ignite Portland 2! We have some awesome presentations on the lineup.
I’ll even be doing a presentation on online communities in the style of Dr. Seuss. For example:
“I’m the Lorax who speaks for the trees which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please.
NOW…thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there’s not enough Truffula Fruit to go ’round.
And my poor Bar-bar-loots are all getting the crummies because they have gas, and no food in their tummies!”
Dawn’s Translation: Play Nice: Be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members.
Other awesome presentation topics include: robots, rockets, sushi, undercover hookers, biodiesel and more!
We have some really amazing proposals for Ignite Portland so far, but we are looking for more!
I just submitted my proposal for Ignite Portland: What Would Dr. Seuss Say About Online Communities? Have you submitted yours?
If you had five minutes to talk to Portland what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learnings, successes, failures? Fill out our presentation submission form to submit your talk. We are looking for talks that will inspire and teach, not recruiting or product pitches.
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Our last Ignite Portland was so awesome that we decided to do another one on Tuesday, February 5th!
If you missed the last event, take a look at the videos and presentations on the Ignite Portland site. After seeing them, you WILL want to attend this event!
Want to Attend?
Tuesday, February 5th
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Bagdad Theater 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Admission is always FREE
RSVP on Upcoming
Want to Sponsor?
We had ~300 people at the last event, and we hope to have more at this one. Ignite Portland is only as good as our sponsors – our ability to provide food, beverages, etc. is only possible because of the generous sponsorships of local companies! If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Todd Kenefsky (kenefsky at gmail).
Want to Present?
We will have the presentation idea submission form up soon, but for now, start thinking about an awesome presentation that will wow the audience in 5 minutes with 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds!
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I’ve been hinting about a non profit organization that a few of us have been working on for a while. Today, we received confirmation of our Oregon non profit incorporation status. Keep in mind that we are not (and may never become) a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization (we will file for it, but ultimately the IRS makes this decision).
The organization is called Legion of Tech, and the purpose of this organization is to
- Grow and nurture the local Portland technology community through educational, not-for-profit, community-run events.
- Make it easier for community members to organize technology events.
- Provide resources and assistance for technology community events.
Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, and Startupalooza will all fall under this organization. You can read our complete bylaws and see who is on the board of directors on our website.
Note: we are still in the early stages of designing a logo. If you have some mad design skills and want to design a logo for a good cause … in other words for free 🙂 … just let us know!