Ignite Denver 12

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  1. Social media: It's more than cat videos and funny e-cards...really

    So there I was... downtrodden, miserable, and surrounded by the frequent scent of cow ass. My creative nature stifled and gut becoming increasingly rotund I needed an escape from the prison I once called home. Enter, twitter. I was introduced to this loverly social tool and my life was permanently changed.

    I wasnt an early adopter, I was just a nerd. I havent always been a Klout whore (contrary to popular belief). I can say with confidence and a tear coming to my eye, despite coming late to the game, had I not embraced social media i'd still be sitting…

    69 votes
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    • Why Aren't You Laughing? This Reality is Hilarious!!

      Are you curious about how your perspectives shape your life?

      What if you could more easily find the amusing side of working, living and being fabulous!?

      In this interactive, laughter inducing chat, we’ll explore the power of perception and choice.

      Are you ready to:
      • Enjoy Limitless Living?
      • Find the lighter side of this reality?
      • Turn challenges into opportunities?

      What if you could easily discard the junky thoughts of judgment and break through the limits you’ve imposed on yourself?

      We may explore and eliminate some of the following:
      • Poo Suits: ending the game of judging you
      •…

      11 votes
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      • You CAN have a say in the legislative process. Or can you?

        I had a brush with the legislative process of the land recently when I tried to get a law passed in the US Congress, that would help me with the long immigration process to have my wife come to the US. While I had to accept defeat, the effort was an very educational, and made me understand what part of the system works in favor of the common man, and what parts don't.

        The objective of this spark would be to elaborate on some of the significant aspects of my effort, as well as inspire everyone to get actively interested…

        23 votes
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        • R.Kelly believes I can fly

          Learning to fly as an adult for the first time in 36 years solo.

          2 votes
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          • Shepherding Excitement and Regret

            Parents do what they can to help newly adult children get started even if it means creating a new business to cater to the kid's strengths. You put them through college (they chose a weird one), tolerate their experiments in the performing arts (pay for the studio time), and eventually start a business that may generate an income. Parents, where would we be without them. Kids, life would be dull without them.

            The Spark is creating a business where during the day it performs tattoo removal, at night it's a tattooing business. Folks excited to get a new tattoo and…

            49 votes
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            • Get Your Ass in the SAAS: Fire Your IT Staff

              Bootstrap your new startup and save on IT overhead by using the Cloud. The benefits include cost savings, more reliability and scalability - all when it matters most.

              87 votes
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              • Nobody Cares What You Like: Letting Your Platform Find Your Audience

                Why building products for yourself and your friends only makes you feel cooler, and won't make you a million bucks.

                Building a quality platform means you can search for the best audience and build to their needs, resulting in happier, more active consumers of your product.

                91 votes
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                • Inventing the possible

                  This is the story of how six misfits, a grand idea, and the desire to transform government lead to a grassroots platform that is building the public's trust and satisfaction in government, catching the attention of the White House, and creating new opportunities for innovation.

                  4 votes
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                  • Filial Piety in the 21st Century

                    Some Asian-Americans disagree with the ancient Confucian theory of filial piety: honoring & respecting parents and ancestors. Despite being American-born, I still follow this aspect of my heritage strongly. In my talk, I will give a personal family history about my dad's filial piety & how I want to continue this cycle through my own venture, TAOpivot.

                    38 votes
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                    • This Is Not A Cheezburger: Cats, Digital People, A New Social Network, and Who Is On the Other Side of The Screen

                      Welcome to LOLster, the new (fake) social network based around LOLcats, and putting context back into social networking. Along the way, I will delve into context in social networks, showing how our social networks make context hard to follow, and how our social networks are not quite the representation of ourselves that we think they are. And how cats really are taking over the internet, using examples and things.

                      And it's funny.

                      I participated in the speed round at Ignite 11. I look forward to having a real spark to deliver this time.

                      29 votes
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                      • On Fear

                        I write. I write poetry and prose and sometimes I think the words come together and will themselves to the keyboard or the page. I share my writing through my blog - I write about depression and fear and weightlifting and what it feels like to be an introvert in a world that doesn't always accept that. I also write about break records and the insane amount of pressure that goes into that. I'd like to share a bit about fear based on this blog post here - http://blameitonthedopamine.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/fear/

                        6 votes
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