Ignite Boulder 6 Thoughts

It was a really calm planning schedule for Ignite Boulder 6.  Now that I am not an idiot and actually embrace planning committees, the event is a snap to plan.

Ignite Boulder 6

So let’s talk about the good:

  • Holy all that is good in this world that was a fun night
  • Speakers were amazing
  • Venue and staff were amazing
  • More female speakers than male speakers (first in my tech conference memory)
  • Mountain Standard Time played a great set.  We had places for people to go and network
  • We listened to feedback and had more time to talk, less swearing and a better schedule
  • Brought in a short film to the mix that went over really well
  • Volunteer staff really brought it
  • Super fun, positive, diverse talks
  • Amazing community support (over 700 attended, roughly less than 1% of the city size)

Let’s talk about the bad:

  • We had a 8-10 minute line to get in
  • Speakers read a bit much for my tastes, but that is just nit picking
  • Wish we could have purchased more beers (but they are not cheap at the venue!)
  • Our ‘tickets went on sale’ party was victim of a email delay, and people didn’t receive and invite until two days after the party

I’m a little bit baffled and scared that it went so well, tough to make better!  But we are listening and trying to do so!  Thank you for coming!

Over at Use Real Butter the FANTASTIC Jen Yu has her presentation already online (fancy).

Next one soon!  Perhaps early December?

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Update: other great posts by Downtown Boulder, Ryan Wanger, Heather Clizby, and the Colorado Daily (front page article!).

  • ClizBiz

    It was an unbelievable experience. I was so honored to be a part of it. You and the gang did an amazing job.

    One bit of feedback: I met some folks later that took the “40 minute intermission” that was announced quite seriously and went and grabbed some dinner. Evidently, the intermission was more like 20 minutes (not sure, I wasn't paying attention) and they missed the second half. They were pretty bummed and since I presented during the second half, I was bummed too.

    Looking forward to #7!

  • andrewhyde

    40 minute intermission was actually 45 minutes. Sorry they missed it!

  • Whoa, Andrew. This is a new comment format thingy… Wha?? 😉 Thanks to you and the volunteers for putting on an incredible evening. It was fun and I brought some newbies who loved it and most of them were chicks! Most of all, thanks for your friendship and for introducing me to so many amazing and wonderful people. But you are still my my fav. xxoo

  • Andrew, fantastic job with Ignite 6. This was my first so I was *really* looking forward to it and you guys did not disappoint.

    I'm so sold on this concept you can consider me a ready volunteer for every future edition. Granted I'm new to Boulder so I may be of limited help, but I'd love to be involved in any possible way that I can. Reach me anytime @aviraj.

    And yes, the goal is to make an Ignite presentation myself sooner rather than later. Cheers!

  • Andrew, fantastic job with Ignite 6. This was my first so I was *really* looking forward to it and you guys did not disappoint.

    I'm so sold on this concept you can consider me a ready volunteer for every future edition. Granted I'm new to Boulder so I may be of limited help, but I'd love to be involved in any possible way that I can. Reach me anytime @aviraj.

    And yes, the goal is to make an Ignite presentation myself sooner rather than later. Cheers!

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