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TedXATX was the hashtag. The event was a “tedxatx rejects” party following TedXAustin held Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at Conjunctured Coworking Space in East Austin, Texas. Some of the people seen in the video include
Sunni Brown who was a major force behind TedX Austin seen chatting with Charles Knickerbocker, Jon Lebkowski organizer of the monster Plutopia event at SXSW and his coworker Maggie Duval, Dusty Regan (who gave the Austin Blogger a heads up via the #tedxatx twitter stream), David Walker, Sherry Lowry, Kristin Moses, webjournalist Mike Melansun of ReadWriteWeb, Cesar Torres, SparkNight’s Shelly Leonard who can plan your “surprise date from start to finish”, Challenge Games Christian Primozich, Paul Terry Walhus (who shot this video) of Texas Coworking and many more.
If you spot someone we’ve missed be sure to jot something in the comments on this blog post.
Video by Paul Terry Walhus of Texas Coworking and AustinBlogger.
Here are some recaps and reviews of the TedXATX event by some of the attendees/viewers:
Elegant Functionality Requires More Than Hacking Bluemarine
One of the greatest benefits of a Content Management System like Drupal, is the ability to separate the visual presentation (Theme) layer from the site logic. This is accomplished by placing your theme files in site/all/themes. The rest is up to your abilities to write & edit PHP template files, use hooks, and customize CSS for use in customizing the presentation of your site. The callbacks may seem a bit labyrinthine, but by making a sub-theme you can get well on your way.
Sound tough? It is not.
Come out next Month to learn how to get started! Lauren N. Roth will be giving short presentation to get you going and recommends bringing a Localhost installation on your own computer. Even if you are an experienced Drupal developer, write modules, and have been pimping out sites for years, let’s get together, discuss best practices and demystify the design process. If you write modules, some themer needs to handle your output after they enable your module, so it would be fantastic to build a little elegance into the module itself!
Come out, ask questions, share your experiences and help others make some amazing Drupal sites!
In the meantime, go to
Watch Great Tutorials:
Learn By The Drop
Listen to Lullabot Podcasts:
Like this oneÂ Overriding Theme Functions
Download the Toolbox:
Ultimate Drupal Toolbox
Read the Drupal.org Theming Guide:
Check Out These Books:
Pro Drupal Development – Chapter 8Â The Theme System
Learning Drupal 6 Module Development – Chapter 3Â The Theme System
Using Drupal – Chapter 11Â Theming Your Site
See you then!
yelp.com is hosting an open party with free drinks, food, and swag. The free drinks are Treaty Oak rum and vodka
RSVP to email@example.com.
Features:Â pinata, cigar rolling, and salsa lessons.
8-11pm, Friday Jan. 9
Jan 31 Sat 10:00 AM – After you’ve spent 9 hours practicing dance you’ll be ready for Carnaval the same night.Â Why not? Dance all day. Dance all night.
Location Austin Uptown Dance
8868 Research Blvd. #706
Austin, TX 78741
(RSVP deadline: January 31, 2009 9:00 AM)
Who’s organizing? Clarke R
From Austin Uptown Dance’s site:
Dance all day, and no pay!
Bring your friends and tell everyone to join us for a Free Day of Dance! 9 hours and 20 classes of dancing from beginner to advanced. Shout it out in the streets!
10:00am Two Step 1, Two Step 2
11:00am Jitterbug Swing 1, Two Step 3
12:00pm Cha Cha 1, Cha Cha 2
1:00pm Jitterbug Swing 2, Salsa 2
2:00pm Salsa 1, Salsa 3
3:00pm West Coast Swing 1, West Coast Swing 3
4:00pm Night Club 1, West Coast Swing 2
5:00pm Tango 1, Tango 2
6:00pm Waltz 1, Quickstep 1
Just dm’ed Robert Scoble on twitter – he’s @scobleizer – about a possible bbq meet up today or tomorrow.
@rocmanusa and I are going to Austin, TX tomorrow. No partying, just videos. Sigh. BBQ? Gotta fit that into our tight schedule. – Scoble
Iron Works? Salt Lick? County Line on Bee Caves? Artz Rib House?
Paul Terry Walhus and Kimberlie Dykeman interview folks at the Lynn Bender GeekAustin party on Sept 30, 2008 at the Union Park bar and restaurant on West 6th Street in Austin, Texas. Julie Gomoll of LaunchPad, Silona of the Transparent Federal Budget and Austin Aaron are a few of the people interviewed.Â Stay tuned for the entire series of interviews and some commentary on this night and on Lynn Bender’s terrific idea to start a “BarCollege”.Â Yes, you heard it right, BarCollege.Â It’s an awesome hyper extension of the BarCamp concept that Lynn hopes people will steal.Â They should.Â It’s an idea whose time has come and one that should spread like the co-working movement.
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.
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.
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
These are my links for February 13th through February 14th:
- Pure Mac: Audio – Software for Macintosh – whole bunch of audio recording and editing apps for the mac
- Kevin Kelly — The Technium – The internet is a copy machine. At its most foundational level, it copies every action, every character, every thought we make while we ride upon it.
- 100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better | OEDb – If you think that iPods are used just for listening to music, you obviously haven’t been keeping up with the latest technology.
- 4 YouTube Tools you Probably Don?t Know About | MakeUseOf.com – best applications for dealing with Youtube
- 20+ Great Resources For Video Tutorials – Video tutorials seem to have taken over the world thanks to the ease with which they can be posted nowadays. We?ve gathered over 20 sites to help you get started with this exciting recent development in the world of the Internet.
- iDesktop.tv – iDesktop.tv is an incredibly cool dynamic web 2.0 application, with a terrific modern design, that brings you a better way to search and watch YouTube videos. Not only but you can download YouTube videos!
- Cradlepoint PHS300 Battery-Powered EVDO Router [PHS300-B] – $179.99 : 3Gstore.com, Verizon & Sprint EVDO Modems, Antennas, Amplifiers, Routers – Cradlepoint PHS300 Battery-Powered EVDO Router
- SXSW Baby! – unofficial sxsw blog
These are my links for February 4th through February 9th:
- FastCompany.com – Where ideas and people meet | Fast Company – Fast Company is about to shake things up again. Back in 1995, in our first issue, we announced on our cover: “Computing is…
- Flickr: The MICROSOFT: KEEP YOUR EVlL GRUBBY HANDS OFF OF OUR FLICKR Pool – funny flickr pix about microsoft
- HelloTxt – Home – post simultaneously to twitter, jaiku, pownce, plaxo, facebook, tumblr and a bunch more
- Free HTML Form Builder – Create Forms, Surveys and Invitations – web based form builder
- Splashup – Splashup, formerly Fauxto, is a powerful editing tool and photo manager. With all the features professionals use and novices want, it’s easy to use, works in real-time and allows you to edit many images at once.
- Popular Desktop Apps And Their Online Alternatives – blog index – Outfitting your computer with the latest software can be expensive. Time and money aren?t things to be wasted. With sky rocketing prices for desktop applications, you need to arm yourself with the right alternatives.
- Dive Into Web 2.0: Contents – great free web 2.0 ebook html version
- Dive Into Web 2.0 eBook – an really well presented book on the web 2.0 world
- featured drupal sites | latest showcase | drupal sites network – examples of drupal sites
- Membership Management Software and Website Design for Associations and Chambers of Commerce – Weblink International – web based membership management solution
- entrepreMusings – extraordinary woman raised about $15 million of which $3.5 million was from angels or what I would call boutique VC firms (i.e. a group of angels under one investment roof). Keep in mind that was all before the bubble burst back in 2001.
- Google Maps – googles come up with the killer election map and it’s full ‘o tweeters
- Tom Petty ? ( 187 Lyrics + 23 Albums ) – Tom Petty sings at Superbowl 2008 American Girl , Stand my Ground, Free Fallin’
These are my links for February 1st:
- Marshall Kirkpatrick – The highlights of the post are the link to this Wired article about the economy of screen scraping (great article) and this screencast about how to use Dapper that I finally recorded.
- agentgenius.com- national real estate opinion column » G-Spot – collaborative real estate blog
- wordTube at alex.rabe – playlist demo of several media files. wordTube supports streaming video format (Format .flv or .swf), sound files as MP3 and JPG, GIF or PNG grafic files. With wordTube you insert it into your blog with the tag [MEDIA=ID] or as playlist [MYPLAYLIST=ID].
- Contact Form 7 1.7.3 « iDeasilo – I released Contact Form 7 1.7.3 last week. I added two options for dropdown menu, checkboxes and radio buttons. default: option allows you to set initially selected or checked items. label-first option is for checkboxes and radio buttons; this makes check
- Building a Container House – We’re starting a container sales company and container home builder in Austin Texas so we’re looking for inspirational websites like this one by Bob Vila. http://cargotown.com http://cargosolar.com are our sites but they need content!
These are my links for January 29th through January 30th:
- Jeffrey Zeldman Presents – daily report, designing with web standards
- Merlin Mann – Merline Mann’s blog SF CA of 43 Folders and MacBreak Weekly nailing down speaking gigs including sxsw 08 creator of 5ives
- Lijit | Home – I saw this on Veronica Belmont’s blog… it’s a custom search for your blog using google, del.icio.us, etc.
- imacros’ bookmarks tagged with “imacro” on del.icio.us – del.icio.us bookmarks which illustrate macros
- http://forum.iopus.com/_uploads/demos/firststeps/FirstSteps1.htm – macros for firefox browser
- Urban Dictionary: Define Your World – wild expressions for the modern age… you can have fun with this one for hours
- SecTheory – Internet Security – Have you ever just wanted to sit in a small room with a few likeminded professionals and get some tough questions answered? Ever wanted the right ammunition to tackle the tough web application security issues on your plate? Welcome to The Austin Project.
- Geek News Central Technical News and Informational Stories – I found some links today through a round about way that indicates that some podcasters may and I repeat ?may? have found a way to game the Podcast Subscription Metric System Apple has.
- Roxer – The easiest way to make a web page – Now anyone can create stunning websites online in just minutes.
These are my links for January 26th:
- Put Together Quickly » Optimizing performance for WordPress – make wordpress work better
- 50 Best WordPress Plugins for Power Blogging –
- John Mccaint – Look out Chuck Norris, Sylvester?s comin? after you. He?s comin? after you and he?s going to get you. You better run! Chuck, you can run but you can?t hide!? – John McCain
- Emma Alvarez Site: Top Best 50 Blogger & Wordpress Customizations Tips ( Hacks ) – Dynamic Slideshow In Header, A demo can be seen here. This makes a slideshow for the header, making your blog interesting and dynamic.
- G4 TV – cool video podcasts, real stiff competition for podshow
- EVDO info, EV-DO Coverage, Tips, News, Reviews, Verizon, Sprint : EVDOinfo.com – everything evdo
- jkOnTheRun – good blog about new mobile devices
- Apple – iTunes – iTunes Store – Podcasts – Technical Specification – Submitting Your Podcast to the iTunes Store.
- Carnaval Austin 2007 on Vimeo – Austin’s hottest party is Carnaval … see http://sambaparty.com
These are my links for December 1st through December 8th:
- Ultimate Boot CD – Overview – Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn’t you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!
- Mod My Life Has Control Issues « NewTeeVee – Is Subservient Chicken a business model? That?s what the team behind startup Mod My Life will find out as they attempt to take lifecasting to the next level by letting the audience be in control of the lifecaster.
- Submit Multiple URLs to del.icio.us Bookmarks as a Batch at Digital Inspiration – Imagine you have hundreds (or even thousands) of webpage URLs that you want to upload to your del.icio.us account. How would do this bulk submit when the delicious system allows you to bookmark web pages one at a time ?
- door64.com | Austin High-Tech Online – door64 is all about building an online community of high-tech professionals in Austin, Texas. We’re just starting out, but growing each day.
- SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards – Our team reviewed hundreds of sites in the Web 2.0 sphere to uncover the best in each of 41 categories. From there, we assembled a team of 25 of the most knowledgeable, well-respected experts in the field to vote on the winners.