Archive for September, 2008
Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Thom Singer at the Austin TechCrunch party, produced by austinlifestyles.com Paul Terry Walhus. Thom has written three books: “Some Assembly Required: How to Make, Grow and Keep Your Business Relationships”, “The ABC’s of Networking”, and “Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women”… which are available at Amazon.com. The books are full of tips to assist business professionals find unique ways to stand out from their competition and to build a network of contacts that will lead to more business.
Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Mark Spilitro, CEO of iKnowWare.com which helps connect you to your business resources anytime, anywhere. Paul Terry Walhus produced this for AustinLifestyles.com. You can get a secure web based view of your business in your language on your mobile device.
TechCrunch rocked the high style Pangea Lounge in Austin’s trendy 4th Street District on Sept 25, 2008 with a roomful of startups, entrepreneurs and VCs. Kimberlie Dykeman did about 20 interviews, and these are a few of the first to be released. More will be released later.
Interviewees included Troy from PeoplePad.com, Brad from DadLabs.com, Dewey from Mingll.com, Mark Spilotro with iknoware.com, Erick Schonfeld and Heather Harde with TechCrunch.com, Randy Cohen with ticketcity.com, Joshua Baer with otherinbox.com, Jay Hallberg with SpiceWorks.com, Samantha Nebrick with YellowPages.com, Dee Dee Dial with BazaarVoice.com and more.
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Here’s the DadLabs video from the TechCrunch party:
And here’s our video which is on austinblogger on itunes:
Austin Time Exchange & github
http://austinblogger.com/blog/ video – Open source currency – Solving social problems with Intentional Economics Tom Brown is a co-worker who has deployed OpenID on multiple high profile nonprofit websites. HeresTomWithTheWeather is contributing Ruby on Rails code to projects hosted on github. Tom is the co-founder of SuperBorrowNet. Rich Vazquez is a board member of the Austin Time Exchange Network, longtime editor of LasCulturas.com and currently works in software security and web programming.
Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM’s Emerging Internet Technology Team, has a long history working with both web standards and implementations. He was an early participant in crafting XHTML v1.0 and v1.1 and SVG v1.0. He has been creating and pushing implementations of the bi-directional web since 1999 and is extending that idea to building a Co-Web with a scalable UI for the last 18 months. He is trained in experimental physics with a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He still lives in Austin with his wife.
Bill Leake has been involved in driving provable revenues through internet marketing techniques since the early 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the first company to sell $1 million of product over the internet. Bill has guided Apogee Search from inception to its current position as the largest search engine marketing firm in the Southwest, and one of the 20 largest in North America.
Bill gave this talk to the OneWebDay crowd at Cafe Caffeine on Monday Sept 22, 2008 and has some interesting asides on the economy and the political scene.
This free movie from Michael Moore is available for viewing and download for free.
Jon Lebkowsky takes us on a trip down Internet memory lane and recalls how a couple of guys from the Farm in Tennessee (fig and tex) – who I know well – landed at Stewart Brands Whole Earth Catalog in Sausalito and started the WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) which turned out to be a seminal incubating ground for many of the ideas of the modern day Internet. He also traces the beginnings of blogging with BoingBoing and fringeware in Austin, Texas. It’s a fascinating story about the beginnings and evolution of blogging and social networking. This event was a special jelly coworking event at Cafe Caffeine in Austin, Texas on Monday, September 22, 2008. Maggie Duval was a chief instigator of this event (http://livelyhoods.com)
Sarah Vela talks at OneWebDay at Cafe Caffeine in Austin, Texas on Monday, September 22nd on “my life as an Orchid”. Sarah is a contributor to the “PushmyFollow” podcast and is very knowledgeable about web technologies and tools. She’s @orchid8 on twitter and orchid8 on a bucketfull of social networks. Her social network has pulled her through good times and bad and she’s a video podcasting and flickr maven to boot.
The Internet as key enabling technology for the emergence of the new global sustainability economy
David’s Bio: David Armistead has been involved in business and organization development, strategic planning, and future studies projects since the early 1980s, and has worked directly with major culture leaders, multinational firms and state and federal government, and also high tech manufacturing and small business.
The Web â€“ Returning to Its Roots: It isnâ€™t Just for Marketing Anymore
CJ’s Bio: CJ Romberger founded Wildwood Interactive, a premier web development firm, in 2000. Her experience includes systems analysis, website and database development, computer programming and training, quality assurance, and product and application development. Sheâ€™s worked at companies like Fisher-Rosemont, BMC Software, and Human Code, and has led development teams for large eCommerce sites like RX.com and Leapfrog.com. CJ graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Texas State University and holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. She writes a column called “Gadget Girl” for Austin Woman Magazine and in her spare time plays music in her recording studio and plays with new technology.
Video by Paul Terry Walhus of austinblogger.com
Paul Terry Walhus, the AustinBlogger, got 5 seconds of fame on CNN by having his twitter post put up on the CNN big screen. His twitter name is springnet. He asked about the effect of the new economic package on the mortgage holder with a high interest rate. The answer? We’ll get back to you.
Bob Nagy and Paul Terry Walhus talk about iphone and itouch apps.Â Bob loads up his newly acquired itouch with some apps.
And this comes by way of Jon Lebkowsky and Jelly Austin
Celebrate OneWebDay – The Earth Day for the Internet
Activities all day long! Uber-Jelly Jam Barcampian Melange
The idea behind OneWebDay is to encourage people to think of themselves as responsible for the internet, and to take good and visible actions on Sept. 22 that (1) celebrate the positive impact of the internet on the world and (2) shed light on the problems of access and information flow.
OneWebDay is a global, decentralized event. We’re encouraging people around the world to meet up on Sept. 22 to talk about the threats to the net and how the web could change lives around the world in the future.
Our Austin event features a day-long extended uber-Jelly, featured speakers and interviews about how the Web has changed lives.Â In addition to our speakers (list developing) we’ll be asking attendees:
- how the web has changed your life
- how you’d like the web to change the world in the future
- your favorite online event ever
- something you’ve done online with other people in other countries
and posting our clips on YouTube, Blip.tv and dotSub.com as part of a global video mashup.
Did I get enough exercise today? How many calories did I burn? Am I getting good quality sleep? How many steps and miles did I walk today? The Fitbit Tracker helps you answer these questions.
The Gnip API provides notification of activities (events) occurring in a variety of services and, whenever possible, a guid that identifies the activity itself vis a vis the service it was created on. Activity examples include a user "tweet" (twitter), a user "dugg" (digg), a user creating a blog post, etc.
The hottest women in tech perform as a rock band at SXSW 2008.
Players are Veronica Belmont of Tekzilla, Bonny Pierzina, Leah Culver of Pownce, and Casey Mckinnon of Galacticast.
â€œLaid backâ€. Thatâ€™s how Mashable top dog Pete Cashmore described Austin, Texas in an interview with AustinLifestylesÂ at the Summermash party at Buffalo Billiards in the heart of Austinâ€™s 6th Street live music district.Â Mark â€œRizznâ€ Hopkins of Mashable described Austin as â€œcomfortable and intimate, you had no problems striking up a conversation.â€Â
Hereâ€™s the list with a few excerpts from the blog entry at Mashable:
- Austin 3.0 – A website designed to give the â€œyounger Austin Geek a place to see what is going on in Austin.â€
- Austin Startup – Austin Startup is simply a news site that chronicles the goings ons and creation of new tech sector business in the Austin area.
- AustinCast – This site is a frequently updated hub for video and audio interviews of local area movers and shakers in the technology scene. Heâ€™s published over 100 video interviews with the likes of Veronica Belmont, Pete Cashmore, Zadi Diaz, Cali Lewis, Lindsay Campbell, and Leah Culver as well as a number of local heroes to the Austin scene.
- Austin360 – This is the official New Media offering from Austinâ€™s reigning Old Media institution, the Austin-American Statesman.
- GeekAustin – Probably one of Austinâ€™s oldest tech blogs, LinearBâ€™ and Orion have been chronicling the gaming, business and tech communities of Austin since 2000.
- Michelleâ€™s Blog -Â . . .Â sheâ€™s a very active leader and figurehead to the new, young Austin Tech community, and has her hands in just about everything.Â Her personal blog reflects all the myriad of ventures sheâ€™s involved in there.
- Josh Dilworth – Josh is over at PR group Porter Novelli, based in their Austin office. Amongst all his many work related projects like SXSW, he has quite visible presence amongst those in the online Semantic and AI community as well as an avid participant in a number of widely used social media tools. I was recently a guest on a podcast of his, Falkenâ€™s Maze.
- John Erik Metcalf - John Erik Metcalf is a major figure in the Austin scene as well, as heâ€™s a co-founder in one of the townâ€™s two co-working spaces: Conjunctured
- Social Media Club Austin – The site describes itself as â€œpart think tank, part curiosity, all new mediaâ€ and is a repository for all that is going on in the â€œbusiness networking eventâ€ scene for the Austin area.
- Some Assembly Required – a self-described â€œbusiness development and networking blogâ€ authored by Thom Singer.
- The Jeff Beckham Weblog – Jeff is an Austin area blogger who focuses his posts on the evolution of media, specifically in relationship to how the Internet is forcing transformation on not just media industries but â€œthe word itself.â€
- Door64 Blog – The blog for Door64, the forum and community portal for the Austin-area tech community.
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TechCrunch is heading South for a Meet-Up in Austin, Texas with the team from Austin Ventures (http://www.austinventures.com/). We are landing in town on Thursday, September 25 just in time for the Austin City Limits (http://www.aclfestival.com/default.aspx) music festival. We do have a handful of three day ACL passes to give away to sponsors and attendees, and will be announcing details of music festival give aways in the coming weeks.
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