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Startups and Vision

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I had read an article a while ago about how niche today's startups are (I forgot who wrote it, but it sounds like something Paul Graham would have written). Which by itself is not a bad thing, since it's easier than ever to bootstrap, target a niche market, acquire loyal customers, and organically grow into a …

New York City getting a Software Engineering Academy

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Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City is getting a Software Engineering Academy, a project spearheaded by my computer science teacher in high school, Mike Zamansky (one of the best teachers I've ever had, a person who really pushed my love for programming). Fred Wilson, the co-founder of Union Square Ventures, is also a backer …