Boulder Ignite 35 Presentation - "10 Years of Watching-Grass-Grow.com"
Boulder Ignite 35 was held on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 to yet another sellout crowd of 900+ people.
It was an honor to be picked as a speaker & fun.
The format is 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds. The main "problem"
I had was the audience actually laughed (a lot!) at most of my jokes ... so
I ended up having to skip at least 9 of my one-liners.
Maybe a good thing the organizers didn't allow me to walk on stage
with a running lawn mower! ;-)
Here's my originally prepared presentation.
It was a GREAT group of speakers and it was a BLAST going through the
process of preparing for the big night - they all totally rocked it, plus
their talks were a lot more insightful and inspirational than mine!
Scroll down to see pictures of all of the speakers
and here are the videos of everyone.
The audience was a LOT louder in real-life than was picked up by the close-in microphone
Here's my slide deck running one every 4 seconds, rather than 15 as presented
Use the controls to play, step, pause, slow-down, and/or speed-up the animation.
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Some misc. pictures as the evening progressed
It's a bit challenging to take pictures when you are also a speaker! ;-)
Also, my location wasn't ideal, and I had only brought my 17-55/2.8 lens (for my Canon 7DM2) ... too bad I didn't bring my "big dog" 70-200/2.8 lens
for the closeups ... but I didn't want to be annoying to the other attendees.
Along those lines, I tried to get a few quick pics in early and then put
the camera down ... and no "chimping" to see how they came out.
Finally, the combination of
low-light and goofy color balance added a bit more of a challenge.
But these pics aren't too shabby and glad I was able to get a wide and close-in
shot of every speaker.