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Global Ignite Week: 40+ Ignites Coming Next March

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Just over three years ago, Bre Pettis and I threw a geek night in our home town. We called it Ignite Seattle. About 200 people joined us for a hectic night of geek contests, five-minute talks, and beer. I've been hosting them ever since--we just held our 8th Ignite Seattle and had over 700 people in attendance. Since that first amazing night in 2006, Ignite has spread to over 60 cities, bringing together thousands of geeks and generating hundreds of videos of Ignite talks.

This March, it gets much, much bigger. O'Reilly is launching the first-ever Global Ignite Week, to bring together as many local Ignites as possible. As of right now there are almost 40 Ignites scheduled from March 1st through the 4th. The Ignites will span the globe and you'll be able to watch them streaming online every day. So far, Global Ignite Week is represented on 4 continents and 9 countries. Our goal is to have participation from all 7 continents (Nairobi is looking good, and we're working on Antarctica).

I'm happy to say that Bing has stepped up as our first sponsor, helping us make Global Ignite Week possible.

If you'd like to be apart of Global Ignite Week (either by throwing an event or as a sponsor) contact us via Here are the participating cities (so far).

Ann Arbor, MI
Atlanta, GA
Auckland, NZ
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Bangalore, India
Bay Area, CA
Boston, MA
Boulder, CO
Brussels, Belgium
Calgary, Canada
Cardiff, UK
Columbus, OH
Denver, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Los Angeles, CA
Lansing, MI
Lisbon, Portugal
Madrid, Portugal
Missoula, MT
Montreal, Canada
Nashville, TN
New Haven, CT
New York, NY
Paris, France
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Pune, India
Raleigh, NC
Salt Lake, UT
San Diego, CA
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Seattle, WA
Sebastopol, CA
Sydney, Australia
Toronto, Canada
Waterloo, Canada
502/Louisville, KY

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