GYM Camp

Mashup Camp, brought to you by MSFTSo it’s like this, enterprise mashups, say whaaaaaat?

Makin’ me moola wit yo mashups baby — only if it’s DRM’d, TM’d, (C)’d or licensable. Hey money don’t grow on trees and mashups don’t either. Nor do the APIs, hey hey hey.

…or do they? Hrmm…

So so so, who’s gunna have the lowest pay-to-play mashable API stack? Dunno, but is that the best future you can come up with?

I got an idea; I got a stance (I mean, uh, I can git positional).

I’ll pay you z-z-zero for that information you’re already publishing. Toss that data into a format that I can read and parse and hey, no extra cost to you, eh? Pretty nifty. And cheap as hell.

Ok, so I’m bummed I wasn’t able to make it out to MuchoMashup Camp for reasons having to do with the current dayjob, but I gotta give David and Dave credit for their buzzworthy success. I think I’m supposed to play it nice or something, so I’ll just post some key snippets and agree with Andy.

For many, that more productive place was the “Monetization and business models” of mashups session. At least 65 swarmed into the room for approximately 90 minutes of talk about how to make money with the custom applications.

For example, one laid out the modus operandi of the sessions: “Whoever comes are the right people. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have. Whenever it starts is the right time. When it’s over, it’s over.”

This whole event was organized in two months, and it came off Monday–with another day of sessions, demonstrations and networking to go Tuesday–with no visible hitches. Even the Wi-Fi worked.

Perhaps the reason behind MashupCamp’s success lies in the exasperation most attendees feel these days with traditional conferences.

MashupCamp–a new kind of get-together – page 2 | CNET

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

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