Ignite Boulder was a blast!

Andrew Hyde, one of my speakers at Ignite Denver, organized Boulders first Ignite last night. It was a great event!

The presentations, were freaking awesome, with some hilarious, and outright, DAMN! thrown in. Micah Baldwin‘s “managing personal brand” was great! and Michael‘s presentation was just plain funny and even a bit enlightening.

Ignite Boulder was on the CU Boulder campus, in the Atlas building. While Ignite Denver had a few venue relates troubles it’s first time out, I’m not sure a school campus is where I’d go, maybe it’s a boulder thing :)

The free beer was an awesome touch, Andrew I’m steeling that, the lack of food was a bummer, since I left from work, and was kinda starving since I didn’t eat a proper lunch. No biggy, but still.

I did like the way he organized the presos. I’m steeling that too ;) My approach last time was to convert them all to keynote, sorry windoze guys. then name them in order. The Unique problem there was finding them each time. I had to expose and look at each of the 12 preso’s. A pain for sure. Andrew (it looked like) combined all the slides into a single deck, with an Ignite Boulder slide in between that wasn’t timered. Ingenious!

Not having an intermission halfway through, also meant a lot of us has to get up and miss some a part of a presentation, to pee. Not sure if there was a time constraint, or maybe Andrew’s bladder is just bigger than mine, but after a few beers, I had to go.

Overall Ignite Boulder as a hit! I’ll definitely be at the next one! Crap i gotta get started on Ignite Denver!

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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