The very first Ignite NYC takes place next Tuesday, July 29th at M1-5 in Manhattan.
Ignite is really great series organized by Brady Forrest where speakers give 5 minute talks on a variety of geek-centric topics using 20 auto-advancing slides that are up for only 15 seconds each. See Brady’s post on the O’Reilly Radar blog for more info, including the list of 16 speakers.
As an added bonus that night, Ignite co-founder and Etsy video producer Bre Pettis will be hosting a NYC Soldering Championship.
With solder irons blazing, and the power of molten metal at their finger tips, New York City’s electricity enthusiasts and hardware hackers will connect components to complete circuits for the glory of being the fastest soldering gun in NYC.
On stage and under hot lights, contestants will complete an electronics kit in the shortest time possible while still maintaining the integrity of the circuit. Who will be New York City’s soldering champion? You’ll need to be there to find out!