Ignite Charlotte 7 Talks

Ignite Charlotte is back and we’re ready to feature another series of 5 minute talks by community members who will attack a whole new series of problems and introduce a slew of world-changing ideas. Ignite Charlotte 7 will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at The Chop Shop in NODA. The event will feature talks by speakers who are personally or professionally passionate about an idea and have the guts to get on stage to share it with their fellow community members. Here’s the kicker, they only have 5 minutes to enlighten us using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, which means the pressure is on so they have to make it quick. These are the Ignite Charlotte 7 selected talks and speakers, in no specific order with slight title modifications. Ignite Charlotte 7 MC – PhillyMac Zannini @phillymac  Homelessness – Let’s Solve The Puzzle – Michael O’Sullivan Why I Game & You Should Too – Randy Aimone @RandyAimone The Bipolar Entrepreneur – Tony Rodono @tonyrodono Designing Learning Environments For The Future – Allison Dulin @amdulin Engineering Is Basically Magic – Will Dalen (past speaker) What Gigabit Fiber Can Mean For Charlotte – Alan Fitzpatrick @afitzpatrick1 Feminism Is For Everybody – Mike Walker @fansipans The Art Of Energy Redirection – Melvin Nix @melvinnix Creepy Attracts Creepy – Christina Hall @Chall9685 The Parallels Of DevOps & Yoga – Scott Lundgren @scottelundgren Bird Sex, Nosy Neighbors & Climate Change – Jeffrey Thomas Advancing The New Intelligence – Ron Morgan What A Network Graph Reveals – Miguel Barrientos @miguel3000 The Original Social Network – Wyndham Manning @wmanningiv Responsible Disclosure In The Spirit Of MacGyver – Evan Booth @evanbooth Why We Really Think Pizza Rocks & Salad Sucks – Christie Kahil @cartistk Online ticketing begins on Saturday, August 16th and this talk list is subject to change. Enlighten Us, But Make It...

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Can You Spare A Pencil?

“What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.” Adam Braun Classroom Central has been selected as this year’s charitable organization of choice and on September 16th, during Ignite Charlotte 7, we ask that you give a pencil, or a box of pencils, when you enter The Chop Shop doors between 6pm and 9pm. This will be our three hour school supply drive with a collection goal of 2,000 pencils. Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Since its inception in 2002, Classroom Central has distributed over $38 million in school supplies and almost 1 million pencils last year to kids in poverty. Ignite Charlotte features a series of 5 minute talks by community members who are personally or professionally passionate about an idea. Wouldn’t it be great if one of your pencils made it into the hands of a child with an idea, one that sketches our future? Enlighten us, but make it...

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Ignite Charlotte 6 Playlist

It’s pretty cool when people ask about the marketing and motion graphics pieces that we feature in print and/or on screen during each Ignite Charlotte event. Sponsor/volunteer Melvin Nix, a digital artist and owner of Creativity Unleashed, LLC deserves the credit for all motion graphics since Ignite Charlotte 2, printed related graphics since Ignite Charlotte 5 and now, we take this opportunity to properly credit him for the last three playlists he’s created for us. Here’s the playlist from Ignite Charlotte 6. Enjoy! Enlighten us, but make it quick!...

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Creativity Unleashed – Better Know A Sponsor

Everyone always asks about the 3D animation and motion graphics elements that are shown on the screen at each Ignite Charlotte event. We point them in the direction of Melvin Nix who unleashes the creativity every time through his Charlotte based business, Creativity Unleashed, LLC. Founded in 2011, Creativity Unleashed LLC focuses on the creation of dynamic digital designs while specializing in 3d Modeling, 2d & 3d Animation, Visual Effects (VFX), Motion Design, Broadcast Design, Graphic Design, and Post-Production services. Melvin and his company have serviced a variety of clients ranging from sports to entertainment, automotive to medical, and non-profits to corporations. The company continues to expand its local and national presence by increasing its partnership development activity in the areas of visual effects and post-production for feature films. Nix believes that Ignite Charlotte is the catalyst for stimulating new and innovative ideas for those in attendance. As for the speakers, each one gains professional worldwide exposure from the videos that our company produces. We agree Melvin and each speaker is definitely given an opportunity to have their idea shared with the...

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Blue Motion Studio – Better Know A Sponsor

Blue Motion Studio, LLC, a new Ignite Charlotte sponsor, provided photography and videography services. In business since 2003, founder and director Cory Tapia told us how the company started out in graphic design and expanded dramatically into videography, photography and animation. “My dream to this day has always been to run my own studio. We love what we do…It’s always about the love of the craft. We started out wanting to do comic book/cartoon illustration, but as our skills and knowledge progressed, we started to dabble in several other different design related fields…which is why our company can handle so many different types of projects. We are primarily videographers and photographers, but what sets us apart is that we can turn on a dime and create a really cool 3d animation, a great looking illustration or print design. Our capabilities are wide open. I started the business because I love what I do and I wanted to do it all the time.” Cory said he sponsored Ignite Charlotte 6  “because I think that it’s a really cool event and I like that it brings people of many different backgrounds together in one area to talk about lots of diverse ideas. It’s also a great opportunity for Blue Motion Studio, LLC to have our brand shown to lots of potential clients.” He went on to say, “Our studio is a bit different from other studios because while we specialize in video…we can almost handle anything that you throw at us. We’re a small, homegrown studio, not corporate owned, so clients and customers get lots of one-on-one attention, that they deserve. We don’t make cookie-cutter videos, we really get to know our clients, some of which end up becoming friends of ours!” We look forward to joining your list of friends Cory. Thank you for your sponsorship support. #IgniteCLT Enlighten us, but make it...

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