Get Inspired at Ignite Great Lakes

Get Inspired at Ignite Great Lakes

Ignite Great Lakes

If you’ve never been to an Ignite event, head to the site and look for one in your area. You won’t be disappointed. In a nutshell, “Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.” It’s like getting served up tasty little morsels of inspirations.

If you’re in the Great Lakes area, be sure to check out the upcoming Ignite Great Lakes event, the first-ever regional Ignite event, coming to the Fillmore Detroit on July 30 at 7 p.m. That gives you plenty of time to head over there right after Maker Faire Detroit. Building on the success of 30+ local Ignites in Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, and throughout the Great Lakes region, this free event will feature 12-15 of the best presentations from the Midwest. To register, head to

Among the presenters that will be there is Brian Mulloy, who will explore what is possible when we imagine the automobile as a two-ton web API client.

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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