It’s been less than 24 hours since we wrapped up on our second Ignite Waterloo Conference and already the community has weighed in on the evening. As one of 60+ events happening during Global Ignite Week, Ignite Waterloo laid it out and nailed it down.
Once again the Children’s Museum proved the ideal venue for this event and everyone there ensured it all went off smoothly and in high class. The food was great (local and organic) and even the beers were microbrews from the Mill Street Brewery. If you’re thinking of hosting an event the Museum has got this down to a science.
The Toy Building Zone at the St. Jacobs Outlet Mall was kind enough to lend us two huge bins of Lego from their birthday room. This time out instead of cupcakes attendees, armed with pitifully meager scoopfulls of Lego distributed across several tables, were tasked with building their masterpiece. The level of creativity eked out of these plastic odds and sods was truly incredible. (Frankly all I could think of was how I rescued these pieces from the “Birthday Room” at the Building Zone which meant essentially this was a multi-colored petri dish victim to the hygiene (or lack thereof) of thousands of booger-eating, snot-nosed, adolescent germ farms hopped up on sugar, adrenaline and balloon helium.)
And the speakers! Monkey balls, Jasmine lust, military hardware, Tupperware, random howling, Alec Baldwin, Alec Baldwin and Alec Baldwin! (Alec Baldwin) It never ceases to amaze me the level of skill and polish on display. These people brought sexy back to accordions and roundabouts. They make it look easy and it seems to have inspired a number of people to prepare something for our next Ignite in July.
The community here is beyond awesome and always pulls together to crowdsource a generous recap in words and pictures.
@angrycelery shares her thoughts as both a speaker and attendee as does the wonderful @ericarw at her blog. As @cutergecko from CuteGecko states: “It just keeps getting better” Event co-organizer @primalmark offers up his take on the evenings festivities. @monsterfarm (as a quarter of the foursquare, Kitchener core cabal) has some great shots. As does @mseliske on his photo blog. @catbear offers up his photographic take on the evening’s event along with MC extraordinaire and Ignite presenter @ramynassar who gets the event hat trick by taking his usual spate of awesome shots. @wendyhoomo just updated her posterous with a recap as well. Communitech gets on board with their comprehensive review. So go on, get outta here! Check out some of the great stuff already out there! We’ll see you in July!