About Ignite

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

How to Program

Jonan Scheffler

Jonan Studios


Moved to Ashland from Boulder, then to Japan. Spent 15 years goofing off on the internet and now I build web applications using Ruby. I have two children and a brilliant wife. My 4 year old frequently gives me coding advice and my 2 year old hacks my life.

"If you are not a programmer then you are one of the programmed." - Douglas Rushkoff It is no longer optional to understand these magical electric beasts that live in our pockets, our cars and our living rooms. This presentation will remove the mystery that cloaks computer science and bring you closer to the machine, allowing you to manipulate your devices with the Ruby programming language.



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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