We Love Data

Here is the attendee data from Eventbrite.

It’s interesting to note that only 268 of the 500 RSVPs are from Ann Arbor proper. We’re considering doing away with RSVPs entirely for next time. Because it’s a free event, the attrition rate is pretty high, there are a lot of no-shows, and twitter is awash with people saying they wished they could come but couldn’t get a ticket. We always try to make it clear that walk-ups will get in, but it seems there are still a lot of people who stay home because they didn’t get on the RSVP list. Therefore, we might just seat on a first-come first-served basis next time. Comments welcome.

Ignite is Tonight

If you haven’t RSVPed, you can still come and get on the wait list. We usually have some no-shows, and at 6:50 we will open up remaining spots to the waitlist. Directions are here: http://igniteannarbor.eventbrite.com You can park in the Hill St. parking structure.

Run-through with Toastmasters

We had a round of run-throughs today with some of the speakers for next week, and some representatives of Washtenaw Toastmasters. Tony, Jim, Bill and Kirk provided some great feedback and encouragement, and did it with a grace that I found very empowering. I think the speakers really enjoyed the opportunity, and I know I learned a lot myself just listening in.

Washtenaw Toastmasters meet every Thursday at WCC, and after getting a taste of the guidance available there I’m encouraged to check out a meeting. We thank them for their support for Ignite.