TechCrunched!

I’m still recovering from last night’s shindig. You know, what’s the deal with these parties? They are getting to be media events, that’s all. Be seen, and see. Take photos or videos, get videoed or photoed. Talk about tech? I tried. But it was just too noisy to have a decent conversation on video.

Don’t worry about missing these. They are just great ways to collect business cards and meet the hot geeks. The bubble is back!

Thanks to Scott Beale who was the official photographer and Thomas Hawk and Dan Farber and Gabe Rivera and the other people who put up photos. Here’s the photos that have been uploaded to Flickr with the TechCrunch7 tag.

Eddie says I have a cooler tripod than he does, mouse over this photo to see why.

First, stare into my lens and say hi!

This is me begging Nick Douglas, of Valleywag, to blog some dirt about my book co-author Shel Israel. Really, no. I was just asking him how he snuck into the party and what the story would be. He didn’t have a good answer to either. In between us is Gabe Rivera, founder of TechMeme. He explained a little bit about how TechMeme works. Lots of people think he does that site by hand I learned. Not true. It’s all algorithms baby!

Guy Kawasaki is always the life of the party. Whenever he’s around you feel good.

Thomas Hawk captures me with the man of the evening: Mike Arrington, founder of TechCrunch. Lots of people were asking me about the “Oakridge” Apple shirt. Oh, that’s from the Apple store opening at Oakridge Mall in Silicon Valley. It was my way of saying “I don’t go for the status stores like Palo Alto or San Francisco but go for the ghetto Valley Apple stores. Of course Oakridge isn’t too ghetto anymore (I once worked at a camera store in that mall and my dad lives a mile or so away). I wore the Apple shirt so my son, Patrick, would think I was “cool” cause he thinks everything from Apple is cool. I’m such a sell out. I can just hear Patrick saying “dad, a shirt won’t make you cool.”

And another one from Flickr:

Speaking of Mike, he was having a good time posing for pictures.

What happens when you open a laptop at a party like this? Funding event!

Hi boss! Damn you, use both hands like I showed you. Otherwise you get too much camera shake on those little Samsung Sanyo Xacti cameras. (They are fun, cause they record straight to SD cards which makes your workflow a lot nicer, just drag onto Blip.TV and you have a video blog).

The music was cool, thanks to Tom Conrad, this guy, of Pandora.

TechCrunch 7 food was better and more plentiful than earlier Crunch parties, but nothing spectacular so don’t feel jealous. The wine, though, was great and I got a poster designed by Hugh Macleod, marketing genius.

Comments

  1. what a night. one big circle jerk of self appointed visionaries. market beware. bleh. yep, sure looks like the bubble is coming back.

    it bombed for a reason, you know.

  2. what a night. one big circle jerk of self appointed visionaries. market beware. bleh. yep, sure looks like the bubble is coming back.

    it bombed for a reason, you know.

  3. It is an unusual opportunity to Network with the innovators of a brand new era in the World Wide Web, and to meet potential Mash-up partners

    Statistically, a small percentage of the brilliant geeks today will be the next Bill Gates or Linus Torvalds or James Gosling or Tim Berners Lee or Vint Cerf – It is just no one knows WHO?????

    In the early days, how many thousands of people interacted with them -BEFORE- they became icons.

    And now, virtually everyone probably talks about those meetings in the early days.

    http://digg.com/tech_news/TECHCRUNCH_7_PARTY_100_Photos_Geek_Celebs_from_Last_Night

  4. It is an unusual opportunity to Network with the innovators of a brand new era in the World Wide Web, and to meet potential Mash-up partners

    Statistically, a small percentage of the brilliant geeks today will be the next Bill Gates or Linus Torvalds or James Gosling or Tim Berners Lee or Vint Cerf – It is just no one knows WHO?????

    In the early days, how many thousands of people interacted with them -BEFORE- they became icons.

    And now, virtually everyone probably talks about those meetings in the early days.

    http://digg.com/tech_news/TECHCRUNCH_7_PARTY_100_Photos_Geek_Celebs_from_Last_Night

  5. These are unusual opportunities to Network with innovators of what is becoming a brand new era in the World Wide Web, and to meet potential Mash-up partners.

    Statistically, a small percentage of the brilliant geeks today will be the next Bill Gates or Linus Torvalds or James Gosling or Tim Berners Lee or Vint Cerf – It is just no one knows WHO????? :-?

    In the early days, how many thousands of people interacted with them -BEFORE- they became icons.

    And now, probably virtually everyone talks about those meetings in the early days.

    http://digg.com/tech_news/TECHCRUNCH_7_PARTY_100_Photos_Geek_Celebs_from_Last_Night

  6. These are unusual opportunities to Network with innovators of what is becoming a brand new era in the World Wide Web, and to meet potential Mash-up partners.

    Statistically, a small percentage of the brilliant geeks today will be the next Bill Gates or Linus Torvalds or James Gosling or Tim Berners Lee or Vint Cerf – It is just no one knows WHO????? :-?

    In the early days, how many thousands of people interacted with them -BEFORE- they became icons.

    And now, probably virtually everyone talks about those meetings in the early days.

    http://digg.com/tech_news/TECHCRUNCH_7_PARTY_100_Photos_Geek_Celebs_from_Last_Night

  7. Scoble – what camera + rig are you using now? I searched your blog and didn’t find a reference to it anywhere..

    I’m in the market for a higher end one…

    Thanks :)
    Matt

  8. Scoble – what camera + rig are you using now? I searched your blog and didn’t find a reference to it anywhere..

    I’m in the market for a higher end one…

    Thanks :)
    Matt

  9. My Web 2.0 Part-AY experience

    For some people, Friday night is the night to go out.  Had a long week, rally with the troops, get a few drinks, and get out on the town, hoping to get a little ac-shun at the local brewpub, bridge-and-tunnel club, or after-hours lounge.
    For others, i…

  10. what camera + rig are you using now?

    He’s got the Sony HVRZ1U, which is great all around, minus it’s emu’ed fake 24P, which seriously drags in comparison to the Panasonics. The JVC GR-HD1 and Canon’s XL2 are also good choices in that prosumer price range, and the oldie but a goodie, DVX100. The HVRZ1U can be upgraded with PS Technik’s 35mm adapter.

    Personally I like (love) the Panasonic AG-HVX200, but that’s getting into the upper-end of said high range. Well Panavision Genesis for REAL high end, luuuusstttt.

    Basically depends upon thy use of…

    Sony HVRZ1U – Broadcasters and Videographers (better if go PS Technik)
    DVX100A, HVX200 – Indie Filmmaker types, and warm-film-look fans.

  11. what camera + rig are you using now?

    He’s got the Sony HVRZ1U, which is great all around, minus it’s emu’ed fake 24P, which seriously drags in comparison to the Panasonics. The JVC GR-HD1 and Canon’s XL2 are also good choices in that prosumer price range, and the oldie but a goodie, DVX100. The HVRZ1U can be upgraded with PS Technik’s 35mm adapter.

    Personally I like (love) the Panasonic AG-HVX200, but that’s getting into the upper-end of said high range. Well Panavision Genesis for REAL high end, luuuusstttt.

    Basically depends upon thy use of…

    Sony HVRZ1U – Broadcasters and Videographers (better if go PS Technik)
    DVX100A, HVX200 – Indie Filmmaker types, and warm-film-look fans.

  12. [...] Scoble on Friday night’s TechCrunch party. “Be seen, and see. Take photos or videos, get videoed or photoed. Talk about tech? I tried. But it was just too noisy to have a decent conversation on video.” I was able to have a few interesting conversations by sitting off on the side, not hanging out in clusters of people. Added bonus, no pictures.  [...]

  13. Don’t call it the bubble. A bubble is something born and doomed to bust shortly. We don’t want the tech world forever associated with that. See, other industries get to socialize, but something like this gets called an exercise in masturbation just because it’s related to the web. I still haven’t seen any sock puppets.

  14. Don’t call it the bubble. A bubble is something born and doomed to bust shortly. We don’t want the tech world forever associated with that. See, other industries get to socialize, but something like this gets called an exercise in masturbation just because it’s related to the web. I still haven’t seen any sock puppets.

  15. It does sound like these things are becoming one big good ‘ol back slappin, look at me events. The other thing that amazes me is that looking on Techmeme today which is supposed to show the most relevent blog entries on the blogoshere, the top entry and several emphasized one’s right after it were all about the the Techcrunch party. Come on folks, how about putting the things which really matter up there! Parties are nice, but don’t need top billing:)

  16. It does sound like these things are becoming one big good ‘ol back slappin, look at me events. The other thing that amazes me is that looking on Techmeme today which is supposed to show the most relevent blog entries on the blogoshere, the top entry and several emphasized one’s right after it were all about the the Techcrunch party. Come on folks, how about putting the things which really matter up there! Parties are nice, but don’t need top billing:)

  17. About $5k for that Sony, not a bad rig.

    Well, if you never do anyhing 24P I guess…and make sure to get the Mini35 adapter (if you can afford). Me personally, I’d save up, and bite on the AG-HVX200.

  18. About $5k for that Sony, not a bad rig.

    Well, if you never do anyhing 24P I guess…and make sure to get the Mini35 adapter (if you can afford). Me personally, I’d save up, and bite on the AG-HVX200.

  19. If genius+publicity is the basis of fame here, sounds a lot better to me than some of the other mixes in human history. This schmoozing is an emotional topic, and at the same time necessary. Gotta deal with it. meanwhile, back to some coding…

  20. If genius+publicity is the basis of fame here, sounds a lot better to me than some of the other mixes in human history. This schmoozing is an emotional topic, and at the same time necessary. Gotta deal with it. meanwhile, back to some coding…

  21. [...] One is tempted to view events like the latest see-and-be-seen geekfest as a sure a sign as any that we are bubbling away, but the chatter over the demise of Kiko, a death that some see as sign of the Borg-ishness (Borg-itude?) of Google, has me thinking that this time the Googles of the world will keep the market honest by deflating market silliness with well-timed “build-not-buy” decisions. Related Posts [...]

  22. Brian, the conversation that stuck with me the most was meeting Joshua Schachter, founder of del.icio.us. He told me a bunch of stuff including how he picked that domain name as well as weird facts about Delicious, including that you can bookmark colors.

  23. Brian, the conversation that stuck with me the most was meeting Joshua Schachter, founder of del.icio.us. He told me a bunch of stuff including how he picked that domain name as well as weird facts about Delicious, including that you can bookmark colors.

  24. The clueless pitcher’s guide to TechCrunch parties, and mini-review of TechCrunch 7

    Friday night I attended Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch 7 party, held at August Capital in Menlo Park, where VCs, startups, and where everyone who is anyone was supposed to be. I saw Robert Scoble, Shel Israel, Guy Kawasaki and his permasmile, Michael o…

  25. Great techcrunch 7 party 2 nights ago in Menlo Park, CA…

    It seems everyone is writing up about their experience at the jumbo Techcrunch7 party on friday night (hey, I was on a plane back from SFO to CDG… couldn’t write up :). The party was absolutely great, at least from…

  26. [...] Mike Arrington had the Web 2.0 party of the summer called Techcrunch 7 hosted by August Capital. Here is a video that I took with my new Sanyo HD video camera. It’s not as nice as Robert’s new Sony HD camera seen in the video below. The Techcrunch 7 party was a big success for Web 2.0 supporters and Mike Arrington. A lot of energy and social interaction at August Capital’s office. Robert Scoble has a post on the event. [...]