Ignite Seattle has been going strong since 2006. In fact, they just recently had their 24th Ignite Seattle on May 22nd this year and at the end of that event, something pretty amazing happened. But before I get to the what, let me give you a little back-story leading up to the special day.
Noah Iliinsky was at the very first Ignite Seattle in 2006. Then, in 2008, he decided to give his first Ignite presentation titled “Complex Diagrams: How to Make Lasagna Instead of Spaghetti.” Teresa Valdez was in that audience, but she and Noah didn’t end up meeting that evening.
Cut to 2011, when Teresa decides she wants to give a presentation at Ignite Seattle. Her talk was called, “ The Art of Subverting on Facebook,” in which she talked about how Facebook ads were making single women feel like losers for not successfully bagging a hubby and how she subverted those ads with $5 and her own Facebook ads.
Seriously, you should really go watch that presentation right now, especially the ladies, because it’s very empowering.
Well, guess what. Noah was in the audience that night and he was so impressed by her talk that he went up to tell her so after the show.
Cut to a few months later and they have their first date.
A few years later and this just happened on the Ignite Seattle stage a few short nights ago.
You see, folks, Ignite is so much more than just people getting on stage and talking about this or that. It’s a way for us all to come together as a community and rejoice in the people that bring it together.
So why don’t you come and be a part of our amazing Denver community on June 13th to celebrate June-O-Ween and Ignite Denver 17. Dress in your favorite costumes and have a ball with friends new and old.
We honest to god cannot wait to see you there.