Former readers of Midnight Engineering magazine to gather in a month
One of the functions of the EntConnect 2008 Entrepreneurial Connections Conference that is coming up in exactly a month is to serve as a meet-up for former readers of Midnight Engineering magazine which was published by William E. Gates (Bill Gates, but not the Bill Gates of Microsoft infamy) back in the 1990's. Back before the Internet and the Web became a dominant media for entrepreneurs to communicate and exchange ideas, "The Magazine" was a monthly must-read for electrical engineers and software developers who were running their own small technology-based businesses or hoping to bootstrap such a business working on their own projects at night and on weekends as they slaved away at so-so day jobs until they were ready to strike out on their own.
In 1992 Bill held his first conference, ME SKI '92, up in Breckenridge, CO. A combination of skiing and a weekend of conference sessions, the idea was that "The Conference" would be like "The Magazine", but in real-time.
The Magazine has not been published in a number of years, but its spirit lives on in the form of the EntConnect Entrepreneurial Connections Conference held every year on the outskirts of Denver.