Thoughts On Ignite Boulder 8

It is always tough to write about Ignite.

On one hand real honest data is awesome, on the other hand, it is really hard to talk about your baby.  Ignite continues to grow and evolve.  Here are some thoughts:

  • This was the best Ignite Boulder yet to me.
  • Everyone has their take of the event, some love the social ones, some love the funny talks, and some just love the people.
  • The organizing crew kicks so much ass.  Efficient, down to business, helpful and always happy.  Pinch me, they are too good.  Rande, sorry for you not being on the slide.
  • The volunteers are amazing.  I like how we got everyone up on stage and thanked them!  Way to go Kath.
  • The speakers were solid across the board.  I really like the focus on teaching something, then humor.  You can’t bring one without the other.
  • 830 tickets sold.  Amazing.  Really humbled.
  • The feedback has been really interesting, as always.  We really listen and make adjustments and you can see that in the event.  We leave out the comment fields of the public view, but there are many great suggestions.
  • The change of introductions was fantastic!  The organizer that picked the speaker introduced them.  Made it more personal and interesting.
  • Gender equality with speaking slots and crowd was great.  There was a line for the woman’s bathroom for the first time at an Ignite Boulder.  Our biggest critics of being a ‘dudefest’ are nowhere to be found to cheer us on.  Weird.  Our speaker slots are generally 50/50 and attendance 60/40.  Happy with our teams effort and focus on this.
  • The live stream was quality this time and we has ~500 concurrent online views.
  • Our sponsors were awesome, thanks Sticker Giant and Leeds School of Business!
  • All that said, there is a ton we can do to make it even better.  Thanks for the feedback, support and being there.  It is really a special community we have here and I should take more time to just say thank you.
  • Thank you.
  • So happy to have all of you and this event in my life.  Ignite 9 is coming up quick!

Ignite Boulder 8

  • haha, I'll forgive you this once.

  • Did everyone see how Andrew's beard jumped off his face and onto Rande's?

    It was like seeing a calf being born.

  • I am so impressed with the results: 830 people, 500 concurrent online views and $2072 donated to the Food Bank! Andrew, you and all the volunteers did an awesome job! It was my favorite Ignite (so far!) with such great presos & introductions. Thank you! @AndreaMeyer

  • Awesome event! You rock, and I can't wait til the next one 🙂

  • I loved the vibe last night. Definitely think it was the best Ignite Boulder, yet. And 830 tickets!! Yowza!

  • Kath1213

    I remember our first organizing meeting & how you (Andrew) floated the idea of ' hey, let's have this at the Boulder Theater”.

    Best part about Igneight? Everyone smiling, laughing, greeting old friends & making new ones, the Presenters – nervous energy prior to presenting – jubilation, relief & smiles post-presenting, the awesome Volunteers helping at the door, ticket check-in, saving seats, last minute errands, manning the badge tables, the Crowd- laughing & clapping & sharing their energy.

    Community. Camaraderie. Connecting.

    It was an AWESOME Ignite and I was so happy to be a part of it.

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