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!

10 Free Tickets to SaaS and Cloud Apps University

Softletter’s SaaS and Cloud Applications University is the leading event for companies looking to succeed in SaaS (Software as a Service) and Cloud Applications.

Austin Tech Happy Hour on Thursday

This will be our first event at a different venue in a long, long time. Our home venue, Molotov, has been purchased and is slated for shut down and re-branding. We don’t want to get you too far out of your groove though, so we’re heading next door to the Dogwood for your happy hour pleasure.

Guitarist Slash Hosts Hackathon at Capital Factory

The Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist SLASH is heading to music week in Austin during SXSW 2014 to launch SLASHATHON, the first-ever artist-focused hackathon.

7th Annual SXSW Kickoff Happy Hour

Sponsored by Spiceworks, Q2, and Equitable Commercial Realty (ECR)

Compare Metrics Partners with Leap Motion and Capital Factory to Host First Annual Hackathon for Experiential Applications

Compare Metrics, the leading provider of Adaptive Commerce navigation and discovery tools, and Leap Motion, the creator of innovative technology that enables users to interact with computers in more natural and dynamic ways, today announced the First Annual Compare Metrics + Leap Motion Hackathon, February 21-23, 2014 at Capital Factory.

Attention Tech Companies: DO NOT – I repeat – DO NOT Launch at SXSW

I’m not kidding this just happened to me: this morning, last day of SXSW Interactive 2012, I get an urgent plea from a friend helping a friend who’s “PR firm dropped the ball” b/c the client was ticked no one wrote about them yet, and they needed to call in some favors, get some coverage. This client launched at SXSW (and I’m not making this up): a Smartphone app that’s a free mobile guide for events, complete with location based mapping and social media integration. iPhone only now, but coming soon for iPad, Android.