A Tool for Practicing Ignite Conference Talks

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Last night I gave a talk at Ignite Portland 13 about my year as a digital nomad back in 2013. I was nervous, but it went well! I didn’t forget too many of my points at least, which was my biggest fear going into it. When the videos are up I’ll post it here.

One thing I learned from the experience was that 15 seconds is not much time, particularly when you’re already trying to distill a year of experiences into 5 minutes! You have to be succinct.

Frustratingly, I couldn’t find anything on my computer that would simulate the Ignite format — 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds — so I made a web page to help me practice pacing:


You can find the code on GitHub.

Please let me know if you find it useful!