Friday, September 12, 2008

Ignite Denver that's a wrap - for now!

If you missed Wednesday night, you should be kicking yourself, then you should hire someone to continue to kick you, for a bit longer. We had an awesome turn out! Far exceeding my expectations, which is both good and bad. Good that the Denver area techies, nerds, business folks, cigar afficionados, etc all came together in such incredible numbers, and bad, that I underestimated ya'll. I learnt my lesson!

The slides are all up on slideshare, I've created an Ignite Denver event to host them, however I can't figure out how to get them there. The tag for each slide deck is 'ignitedenver'

The crowds were awesome! Geeks Who Drink did a great job hosting our pub quiz! I hope the winning teams enjoy their iTunes money and hope some one is going to enjoy that 50 buck Fado gift card.

Check out the photos of the teams for the pub quiz!

The success of Ignite Denver was 100% due to two groups of people. The speakers for having such cool things to talk about, and the sponsors for providing the sponsorship money needed to cover the expenses of the event. I'm very honored to have met both of those groups, and hope to enjoy their continued good will.

Got an idea for a presentation!? Think you can be interesting in 5 minutes with 20 slides? Send me an email, it's never too early to get on the roster!

ignitedenver AT gmail DOT com


David Simmons said...

Kudos to Mr. Wilker, the sponsors, and the presenters for all the hard work they put into this. The presentations were excellent, and I thought they were interesting and delivered well. I especially liked the high-energy Hackintosh presentation.

I don't think that the venue worked out too well, though. Many people ended up talking amongst themselves instead of listening to the speaker, and there was a band playing in the other room. With all the background noise, it wasn't always easy to hear the speaker.

John Wilker said...


yeah Fado is a great bar, but not a great Ignite venue. Next time we will find a lcoation a little better suited to what Ignite is. My bad on that one!

Glad you enjoyed!