I attended this year’s Startup School – and all eight of the talks were really awesome. I got to hang out with a ton of people who had either already started their companies, or people that were looking to do so. The energy and the buzz was fantastic. Most importantly, however, I got to see three of my heroes -
Paul Graham – talking about the idea of being a benevolent startup.
Jeff Bezos – talking about Amazon Web Services as a way forward for startups.
Peter Norvig – talking about extracting data from the web, and leveraging it in startups.
I attended GoRuCo 2007 yesterday, and it was a fine conference – where I met a bunch of old friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Here’s what the agenda looked like – I enjoyed the talks on Adhearsion, JRuby, and BNLs. And the conference took place in Google’s offices in NYC, and that was neat.
It was cool how many people knew of ThoughtWorks, and were interested in talking about what it was like to work there. (Probably less than the number that were interested in Google in the same way, but hey…) We ended the conference by finishing up with the afterparty in the wee hours of the morning. It was fun! Amazingly, both Deepthi and I won swag at the event – I got this neat laptop bag, and Deepthi got Rails Recipes. Oh, and here are some pictures.
You might want to read some live-blogging from the event.