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Speaking at Ignite Portland…

October 23, 2007 | Comment?

Ignite PortlandHey, if you’re in Portland, I’ll be presenting the rapid-fire five-minute version of the history of the button at Ignite Portland this Thursday (Oct 25).

Ignite Portland is a Pecha Kucha-like event where the entire night is a series of presentations, all five minutes long. At Ignite, there will be 18 presentations with a wild range of topics including raising chickens, living Japanese in Portland, emergence in business, unicycles, and my bit on the history of the button.

But if you’re going to go, get there early. They received way more RSVPs than they expected, so now it’s first come, first serve. Doors open at 5:30 at Wieden+Kennedy.

Putting together this presentation has been a great experience for me. As you can tell, it’s been a little slow around here lately. The usual excuses apply (work is busy, life is busy), but in reality, my interests were drifting a bit. But the simple exercise of trying to pare down my original inspiration into a five minute talk that has exactly 20 slides forced me to look at it fresh and remind myself why I found it fascinating in the first place. Fun!

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