Update1: Just discovered an interesting twitter platform service called HashTags. You can follow a larger group of tittering via the startupcamp hashtag.
Update2: SC is being held in same space as this coming week’s JavaOne. They have some of the presentation rooms already setup for JavaOne. I find it funny how many of the presentations are running from IBM Thinkpads running Windows. Back during the days of McNealy this would never have been allowed… 🙂
Update3, End of Day 1: Startup Camp Day 1 was a bit of droning on by panelist stating the obvious (but repetition can be the key to ensuring your doing the right thing), with some interesting conversations and networking. I did find it interesting how a lot of the topics that were being talked about in the Web2.0 space were at the core of things selling. And yet, that key word was never mentioned. Nothing happens until you sell something…even if it’s just your idea.
I did find this morning’s Key Note address by Jonathan Schwartz rather interesting. A good friend of mine is a Director of Sales within Sun. When He joined Sun a few years back, he talked about how the corporate culture was still hardware based. Schwartz’s key note showed his view of the company is not just hardware centric. He talked about how different people have different views of Sun. But I found it interesting how all these views (including the one he gave) were all product centric. No talk of solutions. With all these products, when will Sun realize that they need to start providing solutions around these products? There are pockets of this within Sun (my friend being one of them), but I find it interesting how the top of the company still views Sun in a product centric way.