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Internet 2012 Bus Tour: Day 0: Startup Weekend Iowa City

I just finished facilitating Startup Weekend: Iowa City. This is the 5th Startup Weekend event I've facilitated, but probably the 14th or so I've been to.

I've mostly been to larger events - New York City, Seattle, Atlanta, DC - that draw 100+ people. But this was a smaller event, about 25 attendees. (This was actually my second "small" event, my first being a few weeks ago in Louisville, Kentucky.).

And I think I like the smaller events better.

On Friday night, I went through the usual facilitator song and dance. We had some great local speakers, we played Rock, Paper, War, and then we kicked off the pitches.

Buy Sam a Beer!

On DROdio

Congrats to my brother Sam, Nick, Michael and the entire FreshPlum team for their article in TechCrunch today about Helium, a new product from FreshPlum that allows anyone to add a shopping cart to their site with an easy, one-line-of-javascript implementation.

In fact, if you'd like to experience just how easy it is, you can buy Sam a beer to see how he's integrated Helium into his personal blog.

PS Sam, you owe me a beer. :)

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