Note: All photos this page Randy Stewart, blog.stewtopia.com
I am grateful to Brady Forrest of O'Reilly Media for nudging me into giving my first Ignite talk at Gnomedex 2009, in the same way I'm grateful for previous circumstances nudging me to bungee-jump off a bridge near Victoria Falls or tandem hang-glide off a cliff near Rio de Janeiro. Doing an Ignite - like doing one of those crazy stunts - changes your brain.
Because other resources online helped me get ready, and because it's not really like any other kind of presentation, I offer some observations for people wanting to do an Ignite talk themselves. I hope you find them useful and look forward to seeing yours at the next Ignite!
Preparation and Delivery
"We can take them!"
As you might expect, the actual experience of diving off a bridge with a harness and straps around your feet changes your perspective and likewise, so does an ignite talk.
Live it vivid!