.....announcing the latest recruits to the Ignite club at our 6th November event

Read on for the full list of speakers and subjects for our 6th November event.

Speakers: Volume #32

Speaker: Simon Blackmore Talk Title:  EV… Wave Bye bye Petrol.

Speaker: Vincent Prayle Talk Title:  “Manning up”

Speaker: David Coveney Talk Title:   How I became a political campaigner. (And got in trouble with the law.) @davecoveney

Speaker: Bill Talk Title: Disruption

Speaker: Bobby Fishel Talk Title: Natural Wine- What is Natural Wine and why should we care? I’ll be telling the audience what natural wine is, why should be paying as much attention to what we drink as much as what we eat. @bobbyfishel

Speaker: Rob Treharne Talk Title:   What to do when you don’t know what you are doing.

Speaker: Sukitha Namal Rupasinghe Talk Title:  Lies, Lies and Headlines.

Speaker: Julian Todd  Talk Title: Hang-gliding is still alive and more fun

Speaker: Paul Marrow  Talk Title: Fast.
This talk is about things that were or are viewed as fast, and how that opinion has changed through time and place.                        @evopma

Speaker: Ali Harwood Talk Title: Reflections from the Dark Ages.
About: exploring the spacetime between the click and the bang (featuring the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu).

Speaker: Jackie Le Fevre Talk Title:  Trust – crisis, what crisis?
We are told that there is a crisis of public trust in government, business and other institutions. If there is does it matter? What is trust anyway and what purpose does it serve? A five minute dive into a very human need.  @MagmaEffect 

Speaker: Nicola Wass Talk Title: probably something about the myths being peddled about the qualities of being an entrepreneur @nicolawass1

Speaker: Graeme Lamb  Talk Title:  Currency Affairs
The legal (and illegal) side of money today, aka what you can and can’t do with notes and coins

Speaker: Mandy Phillips Talk Title:  Awaiting more information

Speaker: Michael McDonnell Talk Title: How living with Cystic Fibrosis has helped me be successful in business

Speaker: Neil Kazimierz Sheridan Talk Title:  Machine vision solutions to human-elephant conflict.
My talk is about my elephant detection system, which was a winner of the 2016 Hackaday Prize concept round. The system is completely open-source and uses machine-vision algorithm to detect elephants (OpenCV for Python) from photos before they launch their crop-raiding missions, so villagers have time to scare the elephants. All the detail is here https://hackaday.io/project/20448-elephant-ai @4nks


Hopefully at the end of the evening we will be having another Ignite Karaoke


Doors Open at 6pm and talks start at 7pm and we normally wrap up by 10pm as it’s a work night.

The Venue

Upstairs at Leaf Cafe on Bold Street near the middle of the top half of Bold Street. They have food and drink available so you don’t have to dash home for your Dinner. Check the menu for the evening.

Getting there

It is best served by the 86, 80 and 82 at the top of Bold Street.
Central station is only 5 minutes away at the bottom of Bold Street.
Parking is allowed on Bold Street after 6pm and there is usually plenty of spaces. Other parking is available on Duke Street and Mount Pleasant which both have carparks and again are only 5 minutes away on foot.
There are some very handy places to lock your bike on Bold Street in the Square that leads to FACT cinema.

Pitch and Put at the Break

Don’t forget if you have a project that you want to talk about then at the end of the break we have our Pitches section –which gives audience members the opportunity 1 minute to jump up on stage and tell the rest of the world (especially those watching at home) about a great project, event or maybe even just about something they are proud of. We make an announcement about this during the break so listen out.

See you there and may the force be with you.

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