February 8, 2007

Jeff Barr, Amazon Web Services Evangelist, Speaking Tonight!

I know it's a little late, but I just got the following email from TagJungle CEO Phil Burns:

This is your friendly reminder for tonight’s Geek Dinner with Jeff Barr at Los Hermanos (in Lindon) at 6 pm!!

Jeff will be speaking to us briefly (about 5-10 minutes) to highlight the Amazon Web Services; the rest of the evening will be getting to know each other over dinner. Guests and spouses are welcome!

Thanks and hopefully we’ll see you tonight.

I won't be able to come because of a previous engagement that I can't get out of, but this should be a great event.



YouTube Founders Cash Out

YouTube founders Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim are very, very, very, very, very, very wealthy.

Paul Kedrosky posted SEC filings on his blog that show Chad and Steve pocketed about $340mm each, while "silent founder" Jawed walks away with a cool $64mm.

I can't get enough these guys. Every time I see video of them, I can just feel the "I can't believe how awesome my life is." bubbling underneath everything they say. Not that I blame them. Over the last year and a half Chad and Steve have been making about $621,500 per day. Not bad ...

Update: Here's a full list of the YouTube sale beneficiaries.