tc50 day 1 was long and intense, capped off by a groovin’ myspace party that left us all a bit groggy this morning. despite that, everyone’s back at the design center today ready to go! today promises to be even better given that we all have internet connections (old school ethernet – sweet!) and we’ll watch categories that include collaboration, finance, mobile and language/platform tools – AND – an excellent cast of judges who will comment american idol-style on each presentation. the judges sitting directly in front of me right now include mark cuban, don dodge, kevin rose and roelof botha. later today they’ll swap places with om malik, tim o’reilly, josh kopelman and evan williams. so great that orli, frank and i have front row seats once again. check out the complete day 1 recap on TechCrunch.