- Ignite is an ongoing series of speedy presentations.
- They can range from My Life In Twenty Graphs to Could Hardware Hacking Save Us?, any topic that geeks hold dear.
- Each speaker gets only five minutes and twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds.
Part of the Leeds' LSx2010 web festival, Ignite Leeds is fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global— a high-energy evening of seventeen talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Check out video of our previous Ignite Leeds speakers at http://oreillygmt.blip.tv/
Join us for food, drink and the seventeen awesome speakers below!
Digital Death & Virtual Suicide - Ben Dalton
A lighthearted romp through some of the many aspects of virtual mortality
140 Characters to the Rescue - Herb Kim
The near death story of the Thinking Digital Conference & how social media tools saved the day
How to get ahead in business the Boulton and Watt way - Matt Edgar
A tale of green sand and subterfuge involving one of the biggest names of the Industrial Revolution
Everything you know is wrong - Ivor Tymchak
An exploration of the fallibility of human consciousness and knowledge.
Pst! The surreptitious beckoning of attention - Megan Smith
A small storyteller that gives an audience a glimpse directly into a geo-located public space.
Incompatible Couplings - Steve Manthorp
Guidelines for safer sex with robots
Making things for real people - Dean Vipond
How to avoiding designing things for the 'average user' and start thinking about real people with real needs.
Prototyping a telephone service for the rest of humanity - Tim Panton
Tim's adventure installing a low cost GSM network on the small island of Nieu using Open Source.
The New Federation - Julian Tait
How Open Data will enable the City State
The Equality Act: Shouldn't 'geek' be a protected characteristic - Tim Medcalf
A tongue-in-cheek look at how discrimination law is changing and how software suppliers may need to be aware of it when designing applications or bidding for work.
Embracing Teleworking: Pros and Cons of the Virtual Office - Sam Foster
The challenges and opportunities presented by a fully virtual office, and what can make this an all-around win-win arrangement for employer, employee and the team as a whole
TBC - Dave Mee
An exploration of TBC in an age of flux
Flour Power - Guy Dickinson
An exploration of, um, bread
Design Truth - Matt Seward
Design can often acquire ‘meaning’ never intended by the Designer. My talk explores how that happens and what it means for Designers.
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