Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Giddy excitement of a Hannah Montana concert? Well, we wish!

Although some of us longtime participants of the upcoming EntConnect 2008 Entrepreneurial Connections Conference (Thursday, March 27, 2008 through Sunday, March 30, 2008) do tend to get excited about the conference, I do have to admit that the conference does not exactly have the energy level of a Ruby on Rails technical conference or a Hannah Montana concert. I had to laugh (and sigh) when I read the lead paragraph of the WIRED article on 37 signals:

To the 300 software developers packed into a Vancouver conference room, David Heinemeier Hansson was more than a programmer. He was a visionary, the creator of Ruby on Rails, a software template that powered an increasing number of hot Internet applications. He was a philosopher-king whose minimalist ethos suggested a new way of thinking about business and software. And he was a celebrity, with boyish good looks, precocious self-possession, and fans who invoked his name so frequently they used his initials as shorthand: DHH. As Hansson took the stage at the British Columbia Institute of Technology for this, the first Ruby on Rails conference, the room was filled with the kind of giddy excitement that greets the opening chords of a Hannah Montana concert.

Yeah, we wish we were achieving that level of excitement, and attendence.

But if you are a technical entrepreneur or anybody with entrepreneurial aspirations or a former reader of Midnight Engineering magazine please do come and check out the EntConnect Conference anyway. After all, there is a money-back guarantee.

Disclosure: I actually have no idea who Hannah Montana is.

-- Jack Krupansky

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