Ignite Great Lakes

Ignite Great Lakes

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Ignite Great Lakes, the first-ever regional Ignite event, is coming to the Fillmore Detroit in Detroit, MI on July 30. Building on the success of 30+ local Ignites in Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, and throughout the Great Lakes region, Ignite Great Lakes will feature 14 of the best presentations from the Midwest.

To register, see ignitegreatlakes.eventbrite.com.

Hosted in conjunction with Maker Faire Detroit, Ignite Great Lakes will serve as an "after hours" event for Maker Faire attendees and locals alike. The evening kicks off with a MAKE contest, challenging teams of audience members to build build a bristlebot, a miniature robot made with a toothbrush head and a pager motor. The bristlebots will then be raced down one of four tracks. After the "stock" race, participants can use any number of materials from pipe cleaners to googly eyes to the contents of their pockets to modify their bristlebots.

Can't make it? We'll be streaming the talks live, starting at 8:15pm ET.

Event Info:

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM
Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48201, US


Over the last few weeks we've been curating a list of "Best Of" Ignite talks. These speakers were a step above the others at their local Ignite events, and we thought their talks deserved to be heard again. Most speakers will be reprising their talks, although there might be a few surprises.

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For more information, please contact maryr@oreilly.com.

Ignite Events in the Great Lakes Region:

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A special thanks to our sponsors and media partners for this event:


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What is Ignite?

Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

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