This week it was announced that there was going to be an Ignite event in Bristol during March as part of the Global Ignite week. For those of you who don’t know (and shame on you if that is the case) Ignite is
..a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced.
It is a very challenging format for the speaker but tends to make for an interesting presentation and certainly helps with ‘death by powerpoint‘. Anyway in a decision I am sure to end up regretting I have volunteered to do a talk. I have also decided to talk about something entirely non work related (though no less geeky) so if I am (un)lucky enough to be one of the chosen speakers I’ll spend five minutes on the topic of Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from 2000AD!.
The venue for the event is a real winner as well – The Polish Club is a bit of a hidden gem in Clifton and makes a nice change from the usual suspects like the Watershed.
One of the nice things (unless you are the speaker and it goes horribly wrong) about Ignite is that the talks traditionally are videoed and posted online and just to demonstrate this here is a video of my current favourite Ignite talk;