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The July NY Tech Meetup

  • Jul 11, 2006 · 7:00 PM
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6 people get 5 minutes each to wow the NY tech community As voted by members of this Meetup, here are this month's demos: FreshNotes NowPublic.com IONdb.com Axioma Weebly Electric Sheep ( See poll results at
http://newtech.meetup... and descriptions at
http://newtech.meetup... ) Please don't RSVP with more than 1 guest.

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  • Marv

    this is was my first meeting. I learned about NY Tech community and will attend future meetings.

    July 16, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would be VERY helpul to make sure that there are microphones for questions as it was impossible to hear most of them. Also, you might want to coach the presenters on making effective use of their time. The first presenter's time was up before he even got into showing his product. With a little coaching, the presenter would do better, and the audience would be more engaged.

    July 13, 2006

  • Savio

    I thought the Event went well, despite a few rude comments. I also thought the moderator was fresh and quirky, adding levity to a techie gathering.

    July 13, 2006

  • Leon

    What a great meetup experience! It is hard to get any better than this (maybe not very hard). After this meetup, I want to drop all other meetups.
    It is great to have such a platform for people to come together to explore ideas. It might turn out to be something bigger.
    Although some of Scott’s comments might be inappropriate, I find his comments sincere and generally true. Although some people might feel offensive, I can live with that. It is better to have sincere opinions than plain good manners. Sometimes it is just hard to be offensive even you want to.

    July 12, 2006

  • Bill

    I really had trouble understanding nearly all the presentations. Some of them I thought were pretty worthless, some of them I just don't have the background to understand - I've never contributed to a wiki, so the one about mass news reporting I just didn't understand, and I really haven't done much with rich content or gaming.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Presentations should have a mandatory structure that includes a business value statement, how will they make money, why will consumers or businesses buy their product and what windfall opportunity lies ahead if everything goes well. It's not enough to simply develop what is not an obviously new and possibly improved mousetrap, it also has to make sense!

    July 12, 2006

  • Ilina

    Loved the presentations as well as Scott's language ;-) Lots of fun! I especially liked Scott's questions for the presenters and the opinions he gave on each. Great experience!

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup! Very informative and inspiring. Scott kept a decent control of the group. BUT his comments to some presenters were inappropriate. I felt he was taking advantage of his leadership role to have a final word on the presentation. I have a lot of respect for Scott's work, as I am sure many people in the audience did, but the purpose of these presentations was to get feedback from everyone, not just an endorsement from Scott. I hope that in the future, he is more sensitive to how the fact that he was speaking from the stage gave the impression that his words counted more than other members of the group.

    July 12, 2006

  • Chris M.

    Good presenters, but I feel if we started earlier on time we could have given each group a little more time.

    July 12, 2006

  • Ken B.

    not sure that the pitch session format is appropriate for this group.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting presentations and companies. Scott's final comments for each company felt a bit misplaced and unfair.
    It would be nice to have some better way to locate the presenters at the end of the talk. Maybe space them out in the room in presentation order.

    July 12, 2006

  • matt k.

    better by far than last month. The speakers were, with the exception of the first one (search within search), excellent. That is essentially all I am there for, so it was a great event for me. I love the fact that "how will you change the world" was asked a few times.

    July 12, 2006

  • Beth F.

    Overall the event was great but it would have been better if it started ON TIME. It is incredibly annoying to rush to show up only to wait 45 minutes to get started. Also, I think you should be fair to each presenter and give the SAME amount of time ~ it was clear that some had much more time.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    bury sarcastic audience questions, well done to those who presented! Keep up the fantastic projects!

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Met expectations re hearing about new technology and interesting dialogue. Definitely good to keep the atmosphere loose and as interactive as possible. Not easy in a big, crowded room, but necessary for success. Good job.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    some of the crowd members were pretty rude. I felt bad for the people who were presenting something they're passionate about trying to answer a lame joke from an oh so witty audience member. I'm all for criticism and honesty so long as it's worth hearing.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nicely done.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative.

    July 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe we should go back to letting Scott pick the presenters.

    July 12, 2006

  • dawn b.

    on vacation

    July 12, 2006

  • Gene S.

    Great event, my first time at this meetup and I'm phsyched. Look forward to many, many more!

    July 12, 2006

  • Ben E.

    Good job!

    July 11, 2006

  • jereme

    For boring presentations, five minutes is agonizing, yet for interesting ones, it feels rushed. Perhaps their's a way we could extend certain presentations based on interest level, maybe culled from the question and answer portion's activity.

    July 11, 2006

  • Jason R.

    I was excited by the enthusiasm, and the light atmosphere.

    July 11, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Putting special announcements in the middle messes with the flow.. hold announcements till the end.

    July 11, 2006

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