Whenever someone asks, “How old is Ignite Denver?” Or any variant of that question, I scratch my head.
You see, when I started Ignite Denver, we did a few a year. Then another nearby Ignite launched and started doing like monthly or every other month. So I did too. Despite the distance, the two cities share a lot of the same awesome people.
The problem is 6 a year is a death march. We didn’t it for long, the other city slowed down sometime after us.
Then we thought, “Ok, let’s just do quarterly” So we did that for a year or three… but even that proved tough. Sometimes not, but sometimes it was “Oh, god. We have to do this again so soon”
So we kinda settled on our current pattern. Three a year. Early (February-March), mid-ish (June-July), and late (September-October).
It works. The team and I have moved into a rhythm where Ignite Denver isn’t that stressful of a thing. We enjoy each other’s company, and love bringing awesome Denverites to the stage to share.
The committee needs another member or two. Keep things fresh, keep the workloads light and evenly distributed. It’s fun, we meet a few times a year to eat and drink and talk about things, otherwise, it’s mostly over slack.
Oh, and we have hoodies… so there’s that. You know you want a hoodie!
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