Thursday, May 08, 2008

Barack Obama On Capital Hill To Meet and Greet House :Leaders

Fresh from his win over Senator Hillary Clinton in North Carolina and his near-tie with her in Indiana, thus increasing his delegate lead over her and with the addition of more Superdelegates has only seven fewer lined up for him than Clinton as of this writing and stands at 173 delegates away from the needed 2025 to clinch the Democratic Presidential Nomination.

Obama was doing a meet-and-greet, much as Clinton herself had done a day before. This video was made during that event.

VentureBeat's Matt Marshall @ Startup Camp San Francisco

Matt Marshall was formerly a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and who started the company in 2006. We first met when I attended his party at the Amsterdam in San Francisco, and then ran into each other at Startup Camp San Francisco, where he took time to talk with me while we were in the chow line there.

As for Startup Camp itself, it was great for networking, but I didn't get out of it what I was looking for, which was focused, specific discussion of problems and issues that all startups face. For the most part, the discussion groups had general conversations and were too large in some cases to be effective on a personal level.