Showing posts from October, 2009

Sun Gives Free Stuff To Startups? - Nerd Stalker #54

(5 mins) Nerd Stalker interview with Business Development Manager, Jagat Bhuyan of Sun Startup Essentials . The Sun Startup Essentials program delivers an affordable infrastructure that can be put into service fast, backed up by world-class support. The program includes hardware discounts, free support and training, and other ways to get your startup flying high in no time.

Learn to Succeed at FailCon - Nerd Stalker #53

Nerd Stalker interview with Cassie Phillipps founder of the amazing FailCon conference happening on October 27th 8:30am - 6pm . We talk startup stories, amazing speakers, lessons learned. “SNAP Summit: FailCon” is a full-day conference focusing on the trials and tribulations of successful entrepreneurs. You aren’t a real entrepreneur until you’ve had to deal with failure and recovering from it - financially emotionally and practically - can be challenging. Hear how some major players in the industry have dealt with startup troubles recovered and kept a positive tenacious and energetic attitude through it all. The conference will debate questions such as: * How do VCs handle failing investments? * How NOT to build a social app * What are some social web branding failures and how can you avoid them now? * How do you financially prepare for the possibility of failure: legally fiscally and in your team? * What have some of the leading executives today learned from their past experiences?

Outspokes - Nerd Stalker #52

(4mins) Nerd Stalker interview at a recent SF New Tech with co-founder of Outspokes , Sean Ahrens . With Outspokes, you instantly gather the feedback of your entire team by doing nothing more than sending them a link to your site. No more arduous screenshot annotation or endless email ping-pong. Empower your team to express their feedback about your website the easy way: on the site itself. Who is Outspokes for? Teams of All Sizes Remote Development Teams Freelancers Outspokes began as a class project for UC Berkeley's Software Engineering course, Computer Science 169, taught by Professor Eric Brewer in Spring 2009.

Comments Are Dead - Nerd Stalker #51

Nerd Stalker (6mins) interview with Chris Saad , VP Product/Community Strategy for JS-Kit at a recent SF New Tech . We spoke about comments being dead, the prevalence of Facebook Connect, JS-Kit's innovative web app ECHO, the fact they actually charge for what they offer, and more. Echo is the next generation commenting system. It’s the way to share your content, and watch the live reaction. You can quickly embed Echo on WordPress, Blogger, or any website and turn your static pages into a real-time stream of diggs, tweets, comments and more.