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July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Ignite OSCON (sponsored by PayPal)

5:00pm6:30pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)


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Ignite OSCON is back and will be held Tuesday evening, July 17, following the day’s tutorials. Join us for a fun, high-energy evening of speed talks—all aspiring to live up to the Ignite motto: Enlighten us, but make it quick.

Ignite is free and open to the public.

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General schedule:

Reception: 5:00pm–5:30pm
Presentations: 5:30pm–6:30pm


Offsite @ Clown Camp
Danese Cooper

Danese talks about her offsite at Clown Camp.

How I run my life
Russell Rutledge

Russ tells us about how he runs his life.

Avoiding burnout as a community professional
Sherrie Rohde

Burnout is real, and it is running rampant throughout the community industry. You’re here to serve, and you want to be available, but the reality is you can’t be there for your community if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Sherrie explains how to avoid burnout in your work so you can be the best you for your community.

Bad UIs. . .They’re everywhere!
Michael Jang

Mike leads a raucous and rollicking view of user interfaces—not only in software but throughout society. You’ll hear about the funniest (and sometimes frightening) bits that he has seen in his research on user interface text.

How not to interview people
Duane O’Brien, Carol Smith

Watch as two speakers present a single Ignite talk in the form of the world’s worst tech interview.

Reflections on remoteness
Adam Harvey

Adam is on his third stint as a remote worker, and like Goldilocks, he’s finding that the third time is the charm. Adam dissects the good, the bad, and the ugly about remote work: the happy times, the tears, and the many things, both large and small, employers and employees alike can do to make remote work as smooth as working in an office.

The realities of weight loss
Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris and his partner have each lost 60 kgs (130 lbs) over the last two years. Paris shares the realities of losing that much weight (physical, mental, and so on) and leads an entertaining journey through the ways things have changed as they’ve lost weight, how people have treated them, and the different ways people’s comments, and their own progress, have made us feel.

You don’t need to be PR-fect to use PR
Renisha Nellums

Everybody has heard the phrase, “If you build, it they will come.” That’s simply not true for open source projects, where there are many similar projects to choose from. Renisha explains how a PR campaign can help your project stand out from the crowd by increasing project recognition, controlling the flow of information presented, and driving specific actions.