YESSS!!!! Ignite Waterloo 5 was this past Tuesday and it was a riot!
For the second time I had the pleasure of being on the planning committee and mc-ing the evening. We had a few concerns going into the evening but everything went relatively smoothly once we get moving. The screens in the new space were amazing - they wrap around the front of the room so your presentation is shown in 4 different places. Plenty of room for a distracting twitter wall. Last time I was MC my co-host was a friend of mine so it was pretty easy to fall into a routine. This time around I met my co-host........ 1 hour before the event. It all worked out though and it sounds like we did alright.
A few other summaries can be found here:
David from the planning team tells us about being on the other end of the show
Darin shares a really cool photo essay of the evening
Kwartzlab posted a few pictures of the evening
Some of my favourite moments include:
Simone and his Sean Connery accent
Kyle Mackie and his large melon
Karen and the looming retirement of the baby boomers
More information on the event can be found here and you can apply to speak here.
Great job to everyone involved!! Looking forward to the next one!