Friday, December 11, 2009
As expected, Ignite Boulder 7 did not disappoint in the least.
Honestly, there were no bad presentations, but here are a few of my favorites:
Kristina Wang (shown above, with Andrew Hyde) delivered a fine talk on saving an endangered species: Engineers.
A tour of Antarctica and South Georgia Island, complete with penguin-eating skuas, shipwrecks, and more icebergs than you can shake a camera at. Nice work Alek Komarnitsky!
Groundbreaking research on sustainability, green living, and environmental responsibility via the F-bomb, from Erika Napoletano at ReadheadWriting.
More research from the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) covering From Wrong to Funny. Fantastic.
True to form, Ef Rodriguez starting things off with some outstanding caroling to banish the BahHumbugler from the evening (and beyond).
My talk entitled Cast Iron Cookware: Why Your Great-Grandma Schools Your Ass on Sustainability went last, and seemed well-received from what I recall. It sure was a lot of fun, and has generated many kind words. Thanks everyone!
I'll post the video once it is up... and in the meantime, here's a (kinda dark) photo of that Teflon cookware that I found kicked to the curb when I parked my car before the event. A good omen.
Thanks again to everyone who came, and especially to Andrew Hyde, Benjamin Chait, Kath, and the rest of the Ignite organizing team. And special thanks to my peeps at Foraker for suffering through lots of practice!