Friday, September 21, 2007

UCSD at TechCrunch

App2You, a UCSD startup that spun out of the computer science department landed on the TechCrunch 40 list this week. I'm not suprised. Their Web 2.0 app is super cool. It lets you build a database driven Web site without doing any coding. I'm especially fond of this idea since I actually tried to learn all the client-server and Web coding necesseary to do this kind of thing -- back in 2001 -- right before the first Internet bubble burst. Anywhow, I wrote about App2You for the alumni magazine for UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. I will probably put up a story on the Jacobs site about them being named to the TechCrunch list...but you heard it here first!
By the way, if you check out the app2you site, the two guys who are on the front cover are actually two of the computer science students who helped UCSD computer science professor Yannis Papakonstantinou develop the core technology behind this company.

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