No, I’m not suggesting any revolutionary activity in Beantown – so if you’re NSA, you can stop reading now.
Ignite Boston is an O’Reilly event, which Andy Oram calls “not a serious academic conference . . . [but] a chance to meet interesting folks and be dazzled by the wide range of stuff your neighbors are inventing” and Mike Hendrickson describes thusly:
From 6-7pm, mingle and talk tech with your fellow FOOs, alpha geeks, and techies from the greater Boston area. Join a MAKE challenge team and participate in building bridges (how much weight can your bridgeÃ¢â‚¬â€œmade from less than 1K popsicle sticksÃ¢â‚¬â€œsupport?) After that, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have a special keynote address from author Scott Berkun (The Myths of Innovation; The Art of Project Management) kicking off our Ignite night. Then, onto guest speakers whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll catch you up on the cool, new, innovative stuff going on in technology today. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t blink or youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll miss their lightning-fast, five-minute presentations. During intermissions, get a cold beer and chat with speakers, sponsors, and OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ReillyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own editors. Join us Thursday, May 31, for a fun, energetic evening of talking, learning, making, collaborating (and drinking!).
With my usual luck of timing, I’ll be out of town and won’t be able to make it- but it sounds like great fun.