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.

Your Life is a Business

Eric Magidson

I know myself very well :) CIS Instructor at COCC


Eric Magidson is currently a computer information systems instructor at Central Oregon Community College. How do his students describe him? "He is the most inspirational and toughest SOB I have ever had. But I would take every course he teaches if I could!" Prior to Teaching, Eric worked as Eric The IT Guy, Eric The IT Manager, And Eric The IT Director while also completing an AA, BA (w/ 3 minors), and MBA since the Summer of 1999. Did I mention that Eric also had a short career as a Nashville studio musician? As a drummer really, some people don't think drummers are musicians.

Your life is a business! Fact - it is the most important business you will ever run. It’s your business, so why not apply some of the practices and frameworks that have made businesses successful, for decades, to your own life? There is more to a SWOT analysis then just hitting yourself on the butt and saying go reach that goal! I want to spend five minutes giving you a few tools to achieve a new goal, get on track with an old one, or prepare for your next challenge.



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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