As promised here are a full set of slides from my presentation: http://bit.ly/bddmNe
Some takeaways of the night:
When you tell a joke people will laugh, even when you didn’t expect it. The Ignite Portland crowd is so great, when you plan to tell a funny story they will laugh, a lot.
A serious topic < a serious topic done humorously.
Don’t be nervous. I was expecting to be nervous, but with the spot light on you, it feels like no ones there. The only recognition that other humans exist is their wonderful laughter.
People who aren’t in Portland will watch it. I got some great text from people as far as Texas and NYC who watched it from live stream.
Get to Ignite early. If it fills up they will NOT let you in…
When you have a great idea, tell it to the world.
Update: Video added to YouTube: