I took the afternoon off work so I could drive to Portland to attend Ignite Portland. The introduction didn’t start until 6:20pm – I drove past the theatre at 4:45pm and there was already a line. The 500 person seating limit was filled while there were still people waiting in line. I slipped in with the 250 people that were allowed to stand around the edges before they had to start turning people away.
Overall it was a pretty fun night. The presentations were fantastic and, in true open source spirit, videos of them all will be hitting youtube shortly. Hopefully they’ll find a bigger venue next time because I’ve got a feeling attendance is just going to go up. I’m sure more details will be hitting the web shortly – search for “igniteportland” on your favorite site that uses tags to get the content.