nexiwave is now a technology sponsor of MIT Sloan Sales Conference. The Sloan Sales Conference is really an awesome event. Besides all the great sessions, just for the fact of networking with industry peers is a great opportunity.
nexiwave is giving out a special promo code for anyone who goes to MIT Sloan Sales Conference. I strongly encourage everyone to sign up for this event: http://www.sloansalesconference.com/
Great night after all. Our venture, nexiwave.com, made it to MIT 100K Semifinal (5 out of 35 in Web/IT track). It has been really hard work. It's nice to get validated in some sort of way.
On a side note, I would like to congrat SDM program too. SDM has 5 teams made to MIT 100K Semifinal. That's 5 teams out of 30 teams. 17%, wow, that's great record for SDM. Congrats to Alex, Chad, Jeff, Arthur and my partner Cynthia.
Kurt Keville from MIT High Performance Computing group, who also happens to be SDM09, has been helping with the SDM cluster. I really feel fortunate that Kurt said he has a few GPUs and a few small clusters that can be hooked into the cluster. Hopefully, we can attach them to the cluster soon. It should improve the performance greatly. Thanks, Kurt!
Today, Nisheeth grabbed and chatted about using SDM blogger to promote sdm. I think it's a superb idea. I researched Yoav's blogs extensively before decided to go SDM. Actually, it provided at least as much as information as sdm.mit.edu.
To my fellow sdm bloggers, this is what I am thinking:
Discuss our interest areas and have our blogs a little more specialized in those area: SDM Courses, SDM student life, MIT life...
Have sdm.mit.edu link our blog entries;
This should involve both present and past SDMers. Or anyone who wants to contribute back to sdm.
Nisheeth also mentioned monthly news letter to SDMers (sorry stealing your thunder a little here). That's a great idea too. We should propsoe this to Pat.
My teammate of strategy class, Alex Stevenson, reminded me that there is a speech sdk available from MS. I played with it, but haven't found a way for speaker adaptation though. Will keep pushing on this front (when got time;)). Alex worked at MS before came to sloan and was on the direct2d team...
On another note, apologize for not post for so long. Too many things going on and didn't know what to post;). nexiwave is doing very good at this moment, with the first contract in hand and turning in profit-making company;-o. Other than that, I have been really working really hard: nexiwave is the main focus of course. A lot of small features, bug fixing, etc.
I am also involved with 3 more start-ups, with Barr and Jason mainly. I am glad that Barr is very interested in my facebook idea. Speaking of that, I need to do the slides for the facebook idea for the 100K entry. I am on a side-team with MBT and helping out with SENLive.