What's Ignite?

From the Ignite site

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.

Check out this video by O'Reilly author Scott Berku on the why and how of giving an Ignite talk: 

Common Rules:

  • You get 5 minutes to speak
  • 20 Slides 
  • Slides cycle every 15 seconds

Optional Rules 

  • "no ini slide transitions"
  • "no product pitches"
  • "no reading notes"