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GeekWire Summit Review: Geek On!
past week, I attended the 5th GeekWire Summit and have a report for
you. First, this is an interesting diverse crowd. You can’t pin it down
to just one audience (e.g. a security conference has IT security
professionals). Rather it was venture capitalists, start-up
entrepreneurs, white collar professionals and technical geeks. The
format was typically a single room format with a start-up or
established executive speaking to the audience. I’d rank this a
“roadmap” conference with high-level speeches. There was minimal
technical content and no hands-on labs.
It goes without saying the evening parties where great as usual, so I
don’t need to give you a TMZ buzzfeed here. Rather I want to give a
shout out to two sessions.
Huzar, OfferUp. Yet another dashing relatively young CEO
took the stage for the lunch keynote on day one. This was interesting
because OfferUp has become a “unicorn” with a valuation of over $1B.
His speech was high-level about reimaging local commerce. For me, it
was a chance to learn about this mobile buy/sell marketplace that
competes with Craigslist directly and to a lesser extent eBay.
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Tour de Cloud:
Stage 3 Report!
It was the week from hell but the Tour de Cloud
launched Monday in Irvine California and finished Stage 3 in Sacramento
on Friday. Heck we were following the Tour of California route but
we’re not a bike race. We are an independent workshop for MSPs, VARs,
resellers, IT Pros and GEEKS! As you know from prior posts, we are
focused on the technology message first followed by the bizdev side.
It’s a great fit as we feel we fulfill an important need in the
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Announcing SQLSoft3’s Microsoft
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