Ubelly took over the Ballyhoo bar on New Oxford Street for the latest in our series of Ignite events. Speakers were asked to produce a 5 minute talk set to an automated slideshow which changes every 15 seconds. 8 passionate souls volunteered to give talks on the night, covering areas ranging from web design and coding to comics and crochet.
First up Peter Gregson discussed a project he’d been working on combining data work with music to make it accessible.
Ruth John gave an introduction to the world of crochet and compared it to the use of pixel density in web design.
Adam Onishi bravely stepped in at the last minute to discuss the fantastic work Code Club is doing across the country in teaching kids to code.
Peter Sigrist ended the first half of the night with a look at the history of information and why people share.
Matt Ballantine kicked off the second half of the evening with a talk entitled Two Laws one thermometer, looking at systems of measurement and perception.
Andy Bell focused on web design and how antifragile design presented an alternative to traditional approaches.
Kat Thompson went for a more abstract focus, looking at inspiration, what we mean by it and the things in her own life she drew inspiration from.
Last but not least, Peter Gasston explored the wider world of comics, introducing the audience to life away from the superheroes who dominate the genre.