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Top Tech Events in Austin, October 2010

Austin Tech Geeks creates a list of the best tech events happening in this great city of Austin every month. I gather event information from various sources looking for those events that are related to the tech industry and those that are focused on tech startups. Here are the events for October 2010.

10/6 TechExecs Austin IT Leadership Forums
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM (CT)
The purpose of the TechExecs Network is to focus on promoting regional Technology Community, featuring “Best of Breed” Resources available to key decision makers, Promote Networking and partnership among technology and industry executives both online and in-person, and ultimately serving as the dominant Connection for industry IT Executives and Solution Provider Executives.

10/7 TECH cocktail Austin Startup Mixer 2010 sponsored by Sprint
Thursday, October 07, 2010 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (CT)
Join us for an evening of fun mingling with other technology enthusiasts, VCs, bloggers and entrepreneurs as we showcase local Austin-area technology companies and take a closer look at their latest achievements.

10/7 Austin (Central Texas Electronics Association – SMTA/IMAPS) Expo & Tech Forum
Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM (CT)

10/8 Developing a Content Marketing Strategy
Friday, October 08, 2010 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CT)
Website marketing is transforming from the basic brochure website and developing a presence to full-blown content strategy. What does that mean?
It means that you’re now a publisher! And if you want to figure out how to provide relevant content to your prospects and customer, you need an editorial strategy.

10/11 Bootstrap Austin Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 11, 2010 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (CT)
Bootstrap Austin is a community in the Austin Entrepreneurship Scene. In addition to supporting bootstrap entrepreneurs, we are committed to stewarding this vibrant scene so entrepreneurs of all paths can find the resources and support they need to progress through all stages of the journey.

10/12 Exploring Austin’s Industry and Innovation in Biotechnology
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (CT)
An interactive discussion involving current trends, patterns, the impact of new legislation, and the next generation technologies.

10/12 Lean Startup Meetup
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (CT)
The new entrepreneurship era is all about customers and their problems. Lean startup is a collection of techniques built around maximizing validated customer learning thought fast Build/Measure/Learn iteration loops. We’re a group of entrepreneurs taking lean startup and customer development techniques to practice in our startups. We’re ready to talk implementation and share data from our experiments.

10/14 Tech Ranch Austin Venture Pitch – Where Ventures Meet Customers
Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM (CT)
Come see what is happening at the Ranch as 10 of our incubator start-up ventures present their businesses in front of a three-person panel consisting of a Potenial Customer, a Proven Entrepreneur and a Seasoned Investor.
The reception begins at 4:30 PM followed by presentations, feedback, and an after-party nearby.
Come show your support of Austin’s vibrant Entrepreneurial community and meet a few of its most active members along with top business and civic leaders.

10/20 Ignite Austin 2
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (CT)
What is it?
Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say? At Ignite Austin, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities will take the stage to answer this challenge.
The Goal
To spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines throughout the city of Austin with fast-paced, bite-sized presentations. It’s a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.

10/28 Innotech – 7 Years of Technology Excitement in Austin
Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CT)
If you’ve attended InnoTech in the past, then you already know the amazing educational, hands-on demonstration and networking opportunities that abound in one, focused day at InnoTech.  If you missed the 2009 event, don’t worry…the 2010 program is just around the corner!

10/30 Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh PresentsDelivering Happiness: The Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose
Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (CT)
As the CEO of Zappos.com, the online shoe sales company, Tony Hsieh has achieved phenomenal company growth through revolutionary approaches to marketing, human resources and customer service. See Tony on Oct. 30 as he discusses the company’s unique culture and how to build sales from repeat customers. He’ll also be on-hand to sign copies of his book, “Delivering Happiness: The Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.

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