Last night I was one of 25 speakers at an event called Ignite Seattle (Flickr Tag) which is the brainchild of Bre Pettis of Make Magazine and Brady Forrest of O'Reilly Radar. What an awesomely geeky and fun-filled time. It started with an "egg drop" contest with a giant slingshot being used to shoot objects at a brick wall. Fun stuff, or as Bre called it "Egg-Night Seattle".
The talks were also fascinating and it's the first time I've spoken under such constraints. Each presentation has to be 20 slides long and each slide shows for exactly 15 seconds - the presenter has no control over the slides - they auto-advance. 15 seconds on each slide is not very much time, trust me.
Sachi shot this 5 minute video of my talk about how we used technology on our trip around the world last year.
I mentioned a few blogger that we met along the way and I want to point you to them here:
Mongkol from Cambodia (currently a Fulbright Scholar at Boston College) [More on TwinF]
Gen Kanai in Tokyo [More on TwinF]
Dina Mehta in Mumbia India [More on TwinF]
JF Groff in Southern France [More on TwinF]
Robin Good in Rome, Italy [More on TwinF]
Wanna and Vuth in Hanoi [More on TwinF]
43 Places and Guarav [More on TwinF]
Jake Ludington from Seattle [More on TwinF]