Like most people, I left Ignite Portland 4 full of energy, reciting the key phrases of the evening, and especially mumbling ideas to my girl about all the great talks I would give.
In trying to figure which I would submt, I realized I had too many topics that would wow the audience. Now, I could be diligent and try to do one every 4-5 months up until Ignite Portland 16, but follow through has never been my thing, as I am easily distracted by the shiny.
Instead, I could collect all the grand themes sparking around in my brain, put them on 10 slides with pizazz, and let the community follow through on my ideas by giving them the love and attention they deserve, developing them into healthy, sturdy Ignite talks.
|Affiliation||coders, programmers, readers, nerds, solderers, and those on Tri-Met are my people. Also, anyone who would take the time to come to the Ignite Portland website and read through the proposals. They're my type of people.|
John Brown is a full time PSU student and also works full time at a large ad agency here in PDX. He love electronics, musicals, and books. Though a notorious wallflower, he only really feels comfortable when presenting on a topic that excites him, even if everyone is looking at him (and secretly judging, he is sure).