Top Tech Events in Austin, September 2010

9/8 Capital Factory Demo Day 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CT)
Capital Factory will be producing Demo Day 2010 to showcase the 5 companies in our program this year, and to foster discussion and peer interaction with technology investors, executives, and entrepreneurs.

9/8 Life Sciences CEO Forum
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CT)
How to Incorporate Reimbursement Issues Into Your Business Plans and Processes at Siena Restaurant with Dr. Robert McDonald, MD, MBA, President and Founder of Aledo Consulting, Inc.,

9/9 Austin Tech Happy Hour – Sept 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (CT)
It’s been a hot summer, so we’re inviting all our friends in the Austin technology community to come on out to Molotov and enjoy a cool refreshing drink with us, and our friends from Calavista and

9/10 – 9/12 Austin Startup Weekend
Friday, September 10, 2010 at 5:00 PM – Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 10:00 PM (CT)
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.

9/14 Agile Comes to Austin
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 from 8:30AM – 3:00PM (CT)
This complimentary Agile Comes to You Seminar sponsored by ALM leaders SQE, Agile Journal, AccuRev, AnthillPro, Rally, and SmartBear is focused on Agile development best practices and best-of-breed solutions to scale and optimize your development processes/teams.

9/15 CRUSH IT! An evening with Gary Vaynerchuk
Wednesday, September 15, from 6:00 PM – 8:00PM (CT)
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times bestselling author and American businessman who was born in Belarus and immigrated to the US as a young child.

9/20 – 9/21 manor.govfresh: Big ideas for local America
Monday, September 20, 2010 at 8:00 AM – Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 8:00 AM (CT)
manor.govfresh is a 2-day conference that brings together state and local public servants to better understand the costs and benefits of technology and open government.

9/22 CIO/CTO Forum Featuring
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CT)
Save the date! Keith Cambron, President & CEO of AT&T Labs, will be leading Austin Technology Council (ATC) members and guests in a candid and open discussion titled, “Designing for Global Network Evolution.” This can’t-miss CIO/CTO forum will take place on September 22nd, 2010 at County Line BBQ. We look forward to seeing you there!

9/29 – 9/30 Clean Energy Venture Summit ‘2010
Wednesday, September 29 from 2:00 PM – Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 5:30 PM (CT)
Austin Energy and the Clean Energy Incubator are proud to announce the fourth annual Clean Energy Venture Summit, “Re-Imagining the Built Environment,” on September 29-30, 2010 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.

9/30 Attend the Innovate!2010 Pitch Slam in Austin
Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (CT)
Join Guidewire Group deep in the heart of Texas for an exciting day of learning and networking as a group of talented entrepreneurs deliver their best pitch in front of a panel of guest judges in hopes of being named to the Innovate!100 list of 100 most promising startups.

9/30 2nd Annual Summer Bash hosted by Software Advice
Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 6:00 PM (CT)
This is Software Advice second annual summer bash. They’ll serve up free beer from Live Oak Brewing Company along with hors d’ oevres. Of course what’s an Austin party without live music? Members of PolySky will perform an acoustic set at 7:30! Our address is: 714 Congress Avenue, Suite 200 (upstairs). See you there!

SnapPages, A simple yet powerful application to create beautiful websites

SnapPagesAustin-based SnapPages got it right. They have built a web-based tool that helps anyone create beautiful websites, without a single line of code. Their service is just what many small businesses need since in many cases, hiring a developer and a designer is just not at their reach.

SnapPages is not only for businesses, they also offer a plan for Web Designers and Developers. If you are a Web Designer or Developer SnapPages can set you up with a Developer Account which lets you build and manage all your client’s websites from one location. Continue reading SnapPages, A simple yet powerful application to create beautiful websites

Austin-based startup Gowalla makes the 50 Best Websites 2010


Gowalla is a service that let’s you “check-in” to places you go to using your smart phone and then it lets you add comments or photos of the place you just checked-in.

Gowalla also tells you if your friends are or have been in that location recently.

They have a big competitor, Foursquare which has a similar service but it is not as fun, and it is not made in Texas! Continue reading Austin-based startup Gowalla makes the 50 Best Websites 2010

Texas Education Channel launched on iTunes U

Texas Education Channel - iTunes UMany of us use iTunes to download our favorite music, movies and podcast. However, Texas students, teachers and parents can now download and distribute Texas-based education materials, on iTunes U.

iTunes U brings the power of the iTunes Store to education, making it simple to distribute information to your students and faculty — or to lifelong learners all over the world. Continue reading Texas Education Channel launched on iTunes U

Top 5 Tech Events in Austin, week of 8/23-8/29

8/24 Austin Cloud User Group August Meeting
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CT)
Great start for our group at the July 27 meeting – thanks to everyone who showed interest and participated!  There’s an awful lot of exciting cloud activity underway in Austin and many other folks who are newbies but eager to learn more.

8/25 Build and Launch a Website in 3 Minutes
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (CT)
You can launch a Web site for your company in about 3½ minutes. Don’t believe it? Let us show you in real-time how you can launch your own site with an integrated content management system, no software licenses and free tools that make your site easy to manage and maintain.

8/27 HelpAttack! Launch Party
Friday, August 27, 2010 from 7:30 PM – 11:55 PM (CT)
ZOMG It’s a launch party! Join us as we celebrate the kickoff of HelpAttack!’s official beta launch.

8/27 Lunch and Learn Brown Bag: Working with Angel Investors
Friday, August 27, 2010 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CT)
In this session, well-known angel investor, Steve Smaha will be talking to us about “Working with Angel Investors”. It is inevitable for an entrepreneur to consider external financing for their start-up and usually the first recourse is an angel investor.

Blogathon ATX 8/28
Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (CT)
Hey Austin! It’s too hot to be outside, so bring your laptop and creativity as we spend a Saturday kicking out some posts for our personal and business blogs.


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