I'll be going to startup school this weekend in San Francisco. If you're going to be there, drop me a line at wil @ 3cglabs dt com, and we'll say hello. It'd be interesting to meet the readers of the blog.
If you haven't heard of start up school, it's hosted by ycombinator. The only reason I'm going is because I applied and got in, rather than paying a couple thousand smackeroos for it. Thank you ycombinator. I've been unable to go to conferences due to the outrageously high cost of conferences. But it might be ok, because when I think about it, really fresh and new ideas are usually not at big conferences, but at small little ones that no one knows about yet. Startup school defn is not unknown, but at least it's comparatively small.
I'm not sure exactly what to expect, but I know that I'll have to spend the day explaining mobtropolis over and over again. Time to beef up and whittle down that 3 min explanation. This is something you should do anyway, so work on that!
In the meantime, I'm looking forward to hearing the speakers talk, and hope I get a lot out of it.