About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

broncs, barrels, bulls, and beer {rodeo for beginners}

Rachel Wente-Chaney



Ignite fan. HTML5 fan. 2 sons and a dog. K-12 CIO. Dabbling in IA/UX. Focusing on data, apps, and usability in education. Working at laughing a lot. Outside.

Pickup men, buckle bunnies, barriers, chaps, and 8-second rides. It's not as risqué as it sounds. But it *is* a lot of fun to watch. It's rodeo. Cowboy butts. Cowgirl butts. Clowns. Queens. One-armed bandits. Roman riders. Pool noodles. Man v. bull. (The bull usually wins. I'll touch on animal cruelty concerns before we begin.) Join me for a humorous look at rodeo from a spectator's view. I'll share things you want to know before you head out to the Sisters Rodeo, the Crooked River Roundup, or the Deschutes County Rodeo this summer.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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