Brad Feld

Month: October 2008

Thanks to Micah Baldwin, a bunch of Colorado bloggers (including me) are putting up DonorsChoose widgets on their blogs.  Our goal in Colorado is to displace Fred Wilson as king of last years DonorsChoose technology blog category.

We’ve already got a bunch of great Colorado projects up on the DonorsChoose website.  To start things off on my blog, I just gave $200 to the Return To Technology project for Ms. E’s Classroom.  Look for the sidebar on the right of my main page or click through on the DonorsChoose website link.  Any amount helps – give up Starbucks for a week and join in with $25.

A Younger Me

Oct 02, 2008

My mom must be cleaning out her attic.  She just sent me a pile of "old stuff" including a bunch of photos, my bar mitzvah speech, and some more stamps from my never ending stamp collection.

Me at age 8.75.  Note the excellent glasses (probably the same size as the ones I wear today) and my lack of tie. 

Age 12. I was an SVAA basketball star.  Man – that basketball is bigger than my head.  I was wearing contact lens (which I’ve since abandoned) by this point in time in my effort to look more sexy.  Pretty hard for a 12 year old.

The CSIA’s annual event – DEMOgala – is happening tomorrow (10/2) all day at the Grand Hyatt, Denver (1750 Welton Street).  There is a long list of companies involved, including the 20 DEMOgala Innovation Showcase companies.

If you are in town, go check it out.

Congrats to the everyone involved in LeftHand Networks – it was announced today that HP is buying them for $360 Million in cash.  LeftHand was born and raised in Boulder and is a large company (and acquisition) for this region.  HP is clearly in a buying mood having just completed their acquisition of EDS a few weeks ago.