Catching up

Know it’s been awhile since I’ve contributed to this blog, and I’m starting to sound like a broken record. I hope to remedy this moving forward.

more photos from Michael Cummings *ace photographer*

more photos from Michael Cummings *ace photographer*

Quick rewind on everything that has transpired in the last two months:

  • Launched Austin 3.0
  • Travel
  • InnovationCamp
  • Travel
  • Mexico
  • BlogHer
  • Travel
  • SocialMediaCamp/SummerMash
  • iPhoneDevCamp Austin
  • Conjunctured officially launches

..upcoming, you guessed it, travel.

Needless to say, I’m juggling quite a few things right now. But, as the sayings go: you only live once and I can sleep when I’m dead

Have also recently found myself back in Facebook land more so than I had been. Despite my initial hesitance of the redesign, I’ve actually found it more useful. Shh, don’t tell twitter.

In any case, like I had mentioned, trying to get back into the swing of things on this site. Will have several posts in the next couple of days. Also, for ONCE this month, I am staying put and will be in the city for the weekend.

Be on the lookout for more on social media breeding social responsibility, reviews on a couple of new products and my insights on learning Cocoa.

Feeling better already..

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M.I.A.

Know it’s been quite sometime since I’ve written a genuinely thought provoking post – hell, not sure if I have yet or not. But, I recently decided to check the numbers on a couple of the videos.

Steady and sure, each are picking up great traction (e.g. DreamBig video #1 and @garyvee’s Austin visit). However, most surprising was the Twittter cliff jumping video. I literally slapped that together in about four hours. It has over 1,200 views and more than 675 trackbacks. w00t! Also, it was recently featured on Viddler Blog as a community spotlight piece.

Needless to say, I’m seriously considering a sequel.

Also, would love to say thanks the Austin community for their continued support to Austin 3.0. Joey and I are quite impressed by the responses we’ve received from the tech community. We’ll be at all of the upcoming events, so please make sure to stop by and say hello.

Lastly, as if I don’t neglect this blog enough, I will be heading out on a string of trips for the next couple of weeks. Most notably, I will be heading to San Francisco. Watch out Bay Area. I’m hoping to meet a ton of people and to rep Austin!

So, if you’re in the area and want to meetup, drop me a line. Oh! I suddenly have an idea for a mash-up sequel featuring SF Twits. Let’s make it happen!

Keep it moving..

Have felt a sudden guilt for ignoring this blog, but I can’t help but concentrate on the Austin 3.0

I’ve been feverishly working on a post about the history of Austin Tech scene – hopefully it will be well worth it.

On a completely different note, wanted to put this out there for anyone looking for an internship in tech and has a love for music. The MusicFile is looking for a summer intern. Do you know anyone qualified?

Please feel free to pass this along!

 

 

 

Austin’s newest hyperlocal project

Today, and by happenstance, two events converged, which seemed too coincidental not to notice.

Late this afternoon, Alexander Muse (@amuse) tweeted an interesting read about “hyperlocal”. To be honest, this was the first I had heard of it.

So, I checked out Fred Wilson’s blog post. According to Fred, hyperlocal “means we together will document what is going on in our streets, our schools, our churches, our parks, and our communities. No “newsroom centric” model is going to work. “ He continues to emphasize the importance of “peer produced” content.

After reading the post and the comments (of course!), thought no better time than the present to launch a project I’ve been involved in with Joey (@ludwigvan968) of ACTLab fame.

Just happens that – in a very small level – this project follows this hyper local theory.

Check out – AUSTIN 3.0

Check out www.austin30.org

We created the page for the following reason:

Need a place for the younger Austin geek scenesters to congregate

So check it out and tell us what you think!