DAC 2013 from the showfloor

by Sebastien Mirolo on Fri, 14 Jun 2013

Last week the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC2013) was held in Austin Texas and, of course, fortylines was there. read more...

RapidSaas Meetup Notes

by Sebastien Mirolo on Fri, 17 May 2013

One of the most compelling argument to build a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business is that you can do it on a dime and be profitable within a few months - No Angel, no VC, fully bootstrapped. read more...

Kinetec-based businesses

by Sebastien Mirolo on Wed, 1 Feb 2012

I attended a meet-up presenting some start-ups and products around the Kinetec recently. Kinetec-like devices have the potential to make accurate 3D data acquisition faster, quicker, cheaper. MatterPort shows great promise of the kind of tools available to architects in the near future. The iClone mocap plug-in has a potential to end-up in every video game studio requiring motion capture (mocap). read more...

Startup Sales Meetup

by Sebastien Mirolo on Thu, 31 Mar 2011

Yesterday I attended the Startup Sales Circle Inaugural Meetup provided by SalesTie. It was a great venue, with a lot of interesting people to meet and a very informative panel discussion moderated by Adam Rodnitzky at RelTel Technologies. That was definitely one of the most professional meetup I went to. read more...

MacWorld 2012

by Sebastien Mirolo on Fri, 28 Jan 2011

First time at MacWorld, that was a lot fun. Between the numerous earbuds and iPhone cases, I managed to find a couple cool products. read more...

VMWorld 2010

by Sebastien Mirolo on Thu, 9 Sep 2010

VMWorld was happening last week in the Moscone center in San Francisco and it was definitely very crowed. Virtualization is a key technology to enable cloud computing, the quiet IT revolution, and VMware was definitely on top of its game at VMworld 2010. read more...

Hot Chips 22

by Sebastien Mirolo on Thu, 26 Aug 2010

I attended the Hot Chips conference from August 23rd to August 24th at Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto. The temperature outside was definitely hot, the hottest days on record as a matter of fact. Inside the chips were also running hot with the presentation of gargantuan power consumption numbers. If you are interested in the press announcements, you can look into a good coverage of the IBM Z196 and the AMD Bulldozer. I will cover here the bits and pieces that were not written down in the slides and that I found personally interesting. read more...

GDC 2010 is over

by Sebastien Mirolo on Sun, 14 Mar 2010

Last Game Developer Conference I attended was in 2000 and, at the time, it was located in San Jose. As the GDC is now conveniently located at a mere twenty minutes walk from my house, I decided to spend the last week walking the exhibitors floor and listening to various interesting talks. read more...