Nominate Someone for CTO of the Year

Nominations are still open for the Austin Information Technologist/CTO of the Year. Below is information about the process and award. CTO’s won’t submit a nomination themselves, so we ask a member or team close submit the nomination for this worthy candidate by end of day October 1st.

Innotech Beta Summit 2014 Applications Now Open

This is my 8th year of running the Innotech Beta Summit, which highlights the freshest new technology companies in Austin. It takes place during the Innotech Conference at the Austin Convention Center on October 15th. Each year we showcase 6 companies who do 6-minute demos of their new products.

Intel® kicks of Fall IoT Roadshow in Austin Sept. 20

This week Intel® is unveiling new software and hardware at the Intel® Developer Forum in San Francisco. Part of these updates includes new features to their Galileo Gen 2 Development Board. Austin is lucky enough to be the first city to experience these updated Dev Kits first hand. Intel® is kicking off their IoT Roadshow in Austin Sept. 20 and will be handing out free Galileo boards to the first 100 attendees who have registered for the event.

SXSW Eco Announces Finalists for Startup Showcase and Place by Design Competitions

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting the urgency of global sustainability challenges with the opportunity for breakthrough solutions, today announced the finalists for its third annual entrepreneurial pitch and and second annual public space design competitions, the Startup Showcase and Place by Design. SXSW Eco will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Austin Tech Happy Hour Tonight at The Dogwood

Come to The Dogwood tonight, August 21st from 6pm – 8pm for Austin Tech Happy Hour!

Austin Technology Incubator SEAL Program Concludes with Industry-First Virtual Decision Day

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, invites the public to attend the Virtual Decision Day of its summer accelerator for UT Austin student startups. Eleven of the most highly prospective UT Austin startups will present on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CDT. Each startup spent the summer working with mentors to arrive at a critical decision: go all-in or kill this venture and head back to the drawing board. Presentations will be live streamed here. The audience is encouraged to engage online with the founders in real-time and participate in a live Q&A hosted by Google hangouts.

It Takes Leaving Austin to Know it Better at SXSW V2V

Yesterday was a full day of programming, one-on-one meetings, and the great synchronicity of surprise meetings in the lunch-line hallway or at the Tech Cocktail reception at the Chandelier bar, as Day 2 of SXSW V2V unfolded.

SXSW V2V – Sophomore Year

I’m at SXW V2V for its sophomore year run this week. Monday (yesterday) was the first full day of programming, with Sunday mainly being devoted to the kick-off party and finding one’s hotel room.

Austin Tech Happy Hour This Thursday!

See you at The Dogwood on Thursday, July 10th from 6pm – 8pm. Sponsored by The Bowie and Betts Recruiting.

Engadget Live in Austin this Friday

If you love gadgets, and specifically the Engadget blog then you’ll be excited to know that they are bringing a live event to Austin this Friday!