Ignite Ticket Swap

Hey hey! Ignite Boulder 23 is upon us, which means that before long, there will be folks out there in need of Ignite Ticket Swap. I originally built Ignite Ticket Swap for Ignite Boulder 21, and over the course of two events, it’s now helped ten slackers who missed the ticket buying window 🙂

As we wait for the last ticket to be sold, let’s see what’s new for Ignite 23

  • Far and away the most requested feature is “cancel” a listing — either an Extra ticket or a Need for a ticket. That’s finally possible.
  • It now  asks users to confirm before making an offer. This ought to cut down on awkward “oops I didn’t mean to swap that to you” messages.
  • After someone posts an extra ticket, we will ping them when new asks arise. This should help make sure anyone who is trying to unload a ticket has the best chance of doing so.

What features do you want to see for Ignite Boulder 24? I love the response this thing has gotten from the Ignite Boulder community, and I want it to be as useful as possible. By that same token, do you know of another event that sells out which might benefit from this? Post to comments or reach out to me (@woodardj) on Twitter!

An Institution Goes Dark

Boulder wakes up a different city today. Atlas Purveyors closed their doors last night, leaving many of us wandering the streets aimlessly before heading in to work this morning.

Like many, my introduction to Atlas was early in my Boulder tenure, accidental, and unassuming.

It was my second full day in Boulder, with no job. I went looking for a coffee shop with WiFi to work on my resume and search for work. I walked the full length of the bricks, stunned that there was no coffee save Starbucks. At 15th & Pearl, I pulled out my phone and searched “Boulder WiFi”. At the top of the list was “Atlas Purveyors — 1505 Pearl St.”

“I should be able to see that from here.” I thought.

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