ZDNet podcaster James Hilliard showed up at Startup Camp last week with a recorder and a microphone and made the rounds amongst attendees to find out why they attended and what, if anything, they got out of the unconference. Whereas one attendee was looking to be right in the heart of Silicon Valley's buzz, others (including an angel round investor that James interviewed) had their checkbooks out. One guy from France talked about how he's helping companies back home get some traction in Silicon Valley while still another spoke of hoping to get the next Yahoo or Google to use his technology.
In terms of whether it was a success for those in attendance and if they got what they came for, the answers seemed to indicate that there was something for everyone and no one left disappointed (at least no one of those interviewed by James).
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