Armen Chakmakjian

Posts Tagged ‘platform as a service’

Startups and the Cloud

In Random, Social Media, web 2.0 on June 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm

If you want to know what was happening minute by minute, please go search the twitter hashtag #SandCloud.  There are pictures, video and commentary there…

That being said there were some interesting things I listened to today:

1) Scott Cook’s take on creating a startup…he had an especially poignant story on having to let employees in his early days know that the company had run out of cash…to pay them

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2)We had a panel of VC’s who talked about how they select companies to back and how they groom entrepreneurs into growing their companies

3)The panel of CEO’s expressing how cloud computing changed their business model.  The biggest thing I got out of their stories was how the cloud has changed both the makeup of their staff (no more IT departments or professional services) and how the subscription costs of cloud computing changed their accounting from a cash flow point of view.  The DimDim CEO was particularly eloquent about how his business grew.

More later…

QuickBase Tricks I know…

In career, technology on October 3, 2008 at 10:08 pm

So I’ve written a little blog entry about a cool feature of QuickBase and I thought I share on the QuickBase Blog

I have an awesome job and I’m pretty sure I’m riding the crest of a wave with the Platform as a Service concept.