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Ignite Boulder 4

I went to the forth Ignite Boulder event last Wednesday.  I was going to wait for some videos to be posted in order to link to them and give you some flavor for the event.  I haven’t seen the videos posted yet, I will have to update this post with the links later on.

Link to the first presentation on tap which was awesome and got the crowd going < LINK>

Link to the Dancing Ninja presentation, see the video

As I was out of the office the day off the tickets going on sale, I had one of my co-workers jump on and request ticket for me.  Sure enough he got in about 1 minute after tickets were on sale.  The tickets sold out in 5 minutes which is probably some kind of a record.  Not to worry though Andrew drew another card from his deck a bigger and better venue which seats 500 people.  Yes it was enough to house the crowd but just barely, it might not be enough next time.  The downside ? they couldn’t serve beer on premises.  But of course they fixed that too, sponsored ( free beer ) was had at the B-Side lounge before the event.  I don’t think the missing beer at the venue really affected anyone, hey they had free popcorn and soda, good enough.  The bigger and bolder  venue worked well I think, it’s not as tight knitted as the smaller one but the atmosphere seemed just as fun loving as at the smaller venue.

The BrightKite wall was an identity on it’s own and distraction at the first part of the presentations until it was rightfully pulled for the second half.  As usual some good fun stuff on the wall, but the heckling became too much.

And guess what Ignite FortCollins #1 coming up soon, are you going ?

Ignite Boulder 2

I didn’t make it too the first Ignite Boulder, but made sure I could make it out last night. Although running late as I had to chainsaw down a 11+ foot xMas tree before leaving. On top of that I had no idea where the Atlas building is located on the CU campus. You guessed it google maps to the rescue, ate dinner while driving there and made it just in time.

As expected the night was a lot of fun, Andrew Hyde keeps it lively and fun. Not to forget about Jeremy Tanner aka Penguin, he even threw a shoe at one of the speakers !

The house was packed probably around 200 + 2 dogs, yes that’s allowed in Boulder. Jam packed and everybody in good humor. I didn’t even get a seat, did I mention I was late ? Ignite gave $579 if I saw it correctly to a local charity from contributions, good job. 14 presenters anything from what happens when it snows in Washington DC to social and so on.

Watch the IgniteBoulder website for the videos, they should be posted in the next couple of days.