Archive for May, 2009
During the week of May 24 through May 31st AustinLifestyles.com, The Spring, BHI, and RegistrationAssistant are hosting a visitor from the Netherlands, Paul Geurts of MyNameisE.com. He is bringing the first prototypes of a social networking and business card connector to Austin, Texas. If you’re around Austin next week and want a demo, call Paul at 512–699–4000 or email terry at spring dot net.
The E device can be used at conventions, trade shows, and meetings, in metropolitian areas like Austin and on college campuses like the University of Texas. There are over 1.2 million conventions, trade shows and events in the US every year.
What is the E device? In its current incarnation, E is small white, sleek looking device much like an ipod nano or USB storage device. With E, you can share your contact information and social networks in one simple gesture.
Connector allows you to safely transfer an online business card and your set of social networks in a simple gesture like a fist pump or a high five. Tap two Connectors together and you’re connected. Synchonize Connector by using the built-in USB plug with your PC or Mac. It is ideal for networking at large events and conferences.
During the week that Paul Geurts is visiting Austin, we will be meeting with venture investors, potential partners, customers and forming a team to distribute and promote E throught the US and North America.
There is no setup with connector, it can be used immediately out of the box. It’s equipped with a lithium polymer battery which allows you to use it for 72 hours on a 2 hour charge. It holds two of your E Business Cards (one for personal and one for professional) and connects to RFID tags as well as other Connectors and iphones. It gives you intuitive feedback through LED lighting. The RFID tag feature opens it up the world of “choice based advertising” and integrates these connections in to your social network activity stream. It connects you to objects and to the environment as well as to people.
via Lyn Bender and Facebook:
an evening of Drinks and Drupal
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
6:30pm – 10:30pm
Union Park Austin
612 W Sixth St. Austin, Texas 78701
Ever since GeekAustin announced the “Introduction to Drupal” workshop, we’ve been getting emails asking: “So what’s the big deal with Drupal?” Sounds like an excuse for a party? Yes!
We’ll have drinks out front and panels in back. We’ll be bringing in local experts to discuss and debate topics such as: “Why should I use Drupal instead of WordPress?”, “Isn’t theming hard with Drupal?”, and “Why would the city use Plone instead of Drupal?”. Ok, well maybe not the last panel.
This should be fun. Hope you can make it.
twitter lists, resources and how tos
Twitter Lists, Resources & How-Tos
Our children will inherit a world profoundly changed by the combination of technology and humanity that is social media. Theyâ€™ll take for granted that their voices can be heard and that a social movement can be launched from their laptop. And theyâ€™ll take for granted that they are connected and interconnected with hundreds of millions of people at any given moment.
live twitter map of social actions around the world, a very useful toll for social activists who put on events like twestival