Archives / April, 2010

Startup Visa Videos From Our DC Trip

In March, I went to DC with Dave McClure, Eric Ries, Shervin Pishevar, and a bunch of Geeks on a Plane to discuss, advocate, and support the Startup Visa initiative.  As part of the effort, we did two videos about the trip – one staring me and one staring Shervin. Ben Henretig of Micro-Documentaries produced them…

Are Storytellers The Best Programmers?

As Fred Wilson likes to say, often the best content for blogs is in the comments.  In this case, it was in an email I got from Boaz Fletcher in response to my post Web Sites and Books for Novice Programmers.  Boaz made a very interesting observation: “As for learning how to code, I think…

What Software Was Used To Create Everlater?

Thanks for all the feedback and comments on the Learning to Program series with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola from Everlater.  In the last post, titled Web Sites and Books for Novice Programmers, I foreshadowed some of the tools that Nate and Natty chose to build Everlater.  Now that you know how they got started,…

Desperately Seeking Senior Java Developers in Boulder

If you are a senior Java developer anywhere in the US and are interested in moving to Boulder, I’d like to hear from you.  There was a nice article in Bloomberg Businessweek last week about Why Boulder Is America’s Best Town for Startups.  With the combination of the new startup activity over the past few…

Confused Boulder Weather

Amy and I stayed in downtown Boulder over the weekend.  It was pouring rain on Friday afternoon, flawlessly beautiful on Saturday through Sunday morning when we went for a long walk on the Boulder Creek Path, and then it snowed overnight last night.  Here’s the view from our window. My iPhone tells me that it’s…

You, Me & The U.S. Economy

I got anxious just reading the book You, Me & The U.S. Economy. Last Thursday, I had a beautiful dinner at Susan and Richard Casey’s house.  The Casey’s co-founded and run Square 1 Bank and have become good friends over the past few years.  During dinner we had a wide ranging conversation about a bunch…

Web Sites and Books for Novice Programmers

In the continuation of the Learning to Program series with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola from Everlater, I asked them a few questions about which web sites, books, and blogs they consumed at the beginning of their journey when they knew nothing about programming.  It turns out that Nate and Natty spent most of their…

Update From ADPrentice

In 2005, I wrote a post titled ADPrentice that talked about a weekend event I did with a number of the undergraduates in my MIT fraternity (ADP).  In the post I described the entrepreneurship education event I helped put on with Sameer Gandhi (Accel Partners – then at Sequoia Capital) and Mark Siegel (Menlo Ventures).  It…

Founder Institute Coming to Denver

A handful of folks that I know and respect have gotten involved in the Founder Institute’ Denver program.  Andy Vuong of the Denver Post wrote a nice article on it titled Founder Institute is training minds for a great idea.  Several people have suggested that the program is competitive with TechStars – including the first…