· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · November
· · · · 02 (2 entries)

Startup Camp · I spent Thursday and Friday at <a href='http://www.startupcamp.org/'>Startup Camp</a>, at the <a href='http://www.computerhistory.org/'>Computer History Museum</a>. This event was sort of originally my idea, but smart Sun people retained the good parts—make it an unConference, involve David Berlind—and discarded my silly theming notions; the “Startup Camp” pitch obviously touched a nerve, because the place was packed ...
Startup Essentials · I’m here at Startup Camp, which is a blast and I’ll write about it. But I just heard that we’ve gone public with the Sun <a href='http://sun.com/startupessentials/'>Startup Essentials</a> program. That page is a little marketing-heavy but I can squeeze it into a sentence: If your company is in the US, is less than four years old, has 150 employees or less, <s>and you’re willing to run Solaris</s>, you can get deep, <em>scary</em>-deep, <a href='http://www.sun.com/emrkt/startupessentials/offerings.jsp'>discounts</a> on our hardware. Check it out. Hmph, they don’t say what the discounts are, you have to join up and log in to see them. Also, it’s a bug that this only applies in the U.S., I assume we’ll fix that. But still, this seems like A Good Thing. <i>[Update: They removed the Solaris requirement.]</i>
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