I was lucky to get one of the few seats that suddenly became available for what I had thought was a sold-out New York City Tech Meetup. I assume Spring fever infected a few early RSVPers. Anyway, I grabbed the opportunity, and took the train into Manhattan.
It was worth it. These events—it is my second— are a little bit of a grab bag. In my mind, the theme last night could be described as quirky. My impressions were heavily colored by RandomDorm, the college video chat service, and stickybits, the bar-code-the-world company. I think both will find their markets, but I just have to process them a little more before I can say anything else.
There’s one that stood out and was familiar as the sound of a batter swatting a ball. The start-up is GameChanger, and they have a free iPhone app (Android and Blackberry planned ) that lets the zillions of school coaches score their team statistics in real-time.