ProductCamp Austin 2014 at the AT&T Executive Eduction and Conference Center
poetry reading at the grand opening of Malvern Bookstore on the drag in Austin, Texas
New Local Independent Book Store – shared bywho wrote:
In the Amazon and Kindle world we live in I was surprised to learn that a small independent book store would be opening in Austin. Comic book store – sure but one that specializes in "visionary literature and poetry" – that got my attention.
I think I am going to check out the "Irreverent Poets" hoping the event is BYOB – I might need a little drink to help me understand the poetry.
Do you have anything online like on a website that gives directions on how to make one of these? I would like to make one.
This little house in Austin is all hand made and there are over a dozen pictures of it in this article that Bobby Johns curated and shared on Facebook today. You'll marvel at the attention to detail in this little handmade home.
“We built our house with no money. It’s mainly built from reclaimed materials. Jesse sourced most things from within ten miles of here. He did all the work in between other jobs he had. That’s tapered off now, though- that was ages ago. Now Jesse works on other projects full time, and I just obsessively rearrange the furniture."
This is one of the best images:
I got an email and a phone call from some outfit in New York City that makes Superbowl commercials and they asked my permission to take some clips out of this video I made at the Texas – OU football game tailgate area. (In the video, I went around and picked out the best BBQ rigs). So I said sure, use whatever you want and give me a credit. No idea where it will end up or what they'll use or if they'll pay me anything.
My interview with the bitcoin Austin group at a recent alternate currency meetup at the Scottish Rite Temple.
NextEcon Conference at the Scottish Rite
NextEcon Conference at the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin, Texas was a one-day hybrid conference meets open source dialogue session designed to engage and empower participants by marrying inspiring, informative keynotes with interactive, collaborative brainstorming techniques and work sessions.
The format was designed to both inform and catalyze “Next EConomists” in collectively exploring and creating actionable ideas to assist them in midwifing a thriving economy that better serves and sustains human needs.
Participants learned current solutions and success stories, discovered untapped opportunities, shared their own desires and possibilities, and realized powerful ways to become the change makers they seek by gaining insights and committing themselves to concrete, tangible steps to help carry it forward.
What happens when a zumba instructor lets go? Abi Guerra is one of my texercise fitness instructors at the UT Gregory Gym. She celebrates a great week or workouts at the Nike Training Club Week final day event at the W Hotel in downtown Austin.
Which social networks should you care about in 2014? Is this a cool infographic? Guess who comes in after Facebook and Youtube? Hint, it's not Google+ which came in 4th with 540 million users after Facebooks 1.4 billion and Youtubes 1 billion. Thanks tofor finding this!
There are a lot of free shows and parties during South by Southwest. But most times you have to be on the guest list to get in.But one Austin business is making money by making it easier for you to join the fun.
It’s no secret that once SXSW gets to town it’s easy to feel like you have too many options with over a thousand different events and parties going on. So two years ago Jennifer Sinski got an idea on how to cut down on the confusion. “In 2011, I realized there was a need for people to find SXSW unofficial parties in one place, without all the hassle,” said Sinski.
She and her friend Miles Dahmann created the site RSVPster.com . They individually go through the hundreds of SXSW events and RSVP party-goers to them all for $30 to $40. “In the first year we had about 300 people and I was completely overwhelmed,” said Sinski.
This year they’re expecting over 3,000 people to register. And it’s a lot of work for the company that only has 10 employees, but somehow they say they manage to get it all done. “We really want to uphold our promise to our customers,” said Dahmann. “It’s all about making sure they enjoy themselves here in Austin.”
RSVPster.com closes registration on March 3.
These are some very cool behind the scenes pictures from Star Wars movie sets, done by the actor who played Chewey.
Added photos to Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas Visits Manor Road.
's latest magnum opus on how to run your business with G+, it's a very comprehensive guide with videos and great examples. Good job!
Nice to be included in this!
launched a new experimental tech show today.
The Horseshoe Lounge on S Lamar, Austin, TX was the scene for
Franklin studied at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Returning to Texas, he teamed with musicians and artists to open a psychedelic music hall in Austin, called the Vulcan Gas Company. Franklin lived in the club and was its primary poster artist for bands such as Shiva's Headband, 13th Floor Elevators, Conqueroo, and Canned Heat. At the Vulcan, Franklin and Gilbert Shelton worked together for the first time.
Wow! Google just sent me this auto ausome Christmas present from pictures and videos I shot in 2013. Thanks to the big G. Click on it to hear the snappy music and see the videos. This just hit me out of the blue. Google!
Added photos to Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas Says Adios to 2013.
In a revealing interview with the Indian business newspaper Mint, Steve Grove, a Google+ exec who inks deals with content providers and influential figures, makes it clear that this is just the beginning. Grove tells Mint that “the reason for that is that Google+ is kind of like the next version of Google.”
Can you just strap these sensors on to a non Nike sport shoe?
Free Google T shirt if you click on this quick enough, they have 1,000 to give away
Elijah May said "this might be literally the best marketing stunt in the history of the world. I can imagine hardly a better way to spend marketing budget."
And Elijah went to to say "If you prefer more "traditional" marketing, let's talk about 13 MILLION views in the first four days. How's that for CPM?"
Westjet airline employees pulled off a wonderfully orchestrated Christmas surprise for a flight full of Toronto passengers that left many in tears, including the guy who stupidly asked for socks and underwear while everyone else got something much cooler.
I don't have to press the button to get my nike fuelband to sync when I plug it in to usb. What about a review of the Nike Tom Tom GPS tracker watch?
is moving on from and I'll miss his great presence on Tech News Today, a great daily podcast (which will continue with ). I visited with Tom shortly when the whole TWIT.tv road show came to SXSW. We both went to college at the same place (U of I). I'm sure he'll go on to great new endeavors.
Someone who doesn't know their own talent and power, this is an amazing performance. First shared by
and I get a rundown on the top of the line personal drone at DJI Innovations in Austin, Texas.
A friend #BASHH or big ass social happy hour. I learned of this through the perspicacious has released a book and it is a new spin on real estate. She describes it as "Not your ordinary book on Real Estate – It's a book about Life, People, Health, Rejuvenation and Habits". Lani is the epicenter of Austin's twitter meetings in real life as the prime mover along with husband Benn of the
In the early days of the Internet in Austin, Texas I registered a domain name "austin.com" and hosted it at Real/Time Communications. The untrustworthy system administrators, George Wenzel and Bob Gustwick, transferred the domain name without my knowledge or consent to Bob as they had root access to my server. Then a few years ago, George had guilt pangs and sent me this message on LinkedIn. I'm still pretty upset that they stole this domain name away from me. If they were decent folks they would give it back. I'm not making this up. It pretty much tarnishes the austin.com domain forever that it was ill gotten like this.
Formula One is happening in Austin for the next three days and I spotted this at the "Fan Fest" for F1 which is about 12 square blocks of downtown Austin given over to Ferrari's, booths of all kinds, and fun stuff for kids. Oh yeah, and UT is playing a home game on the same weekend. Hotel rooms start at about a grand a night for this overbooked city.
"The Smartest Fitness Tracker Just Got Smarter" http://feedly.com/k/1grhE9N
Texas severely restricts drones for citizen use. Do you agree with the restriction of personal drones?
Poorand in Dallas, their studio got flooded this weekend. They had hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment damaged!
Good news from the folks at SXSW, this is the email I just got:
"Hi Paul Terry : Thank you for your patience with the application process! We are pleased to inform you that you have been approved for a 2014 SXSW INTERACTIVE Press Credential. This credential will provide you admission to all SXSW Interactive events.
Would anyone else like to join my press team for SXSW Interactive? I could use an interviewer, a video editor and a video camera shooter.
SPRING LODGE LOGO (AUSTIN, TEXAS)
Logo for Austin Techy's Newest Side Project, Spring Lodge (Hip, Energy Efficient, Affordable Housing Development in Austin, Texas) http://spring.net
Airstream Rendering by 3D Illustrator/Artist, Pete Stoppel @ www.solos-art.com
Kathryn Wardenski is great at designing logos, she did this one for the Spring Lodge in Cedar Creek.
Efficient, Affordable Housing Development in Austin, Texas) www.spring.net
Airstream Rendering by 3D Illustrator/Artist, Pete Stoppel @
[Hip, Energy Efficient, Low Cost Housing Development in Austin, Texas]
Hip, Energy Efficient, Low Cost Housing Development in Austin, Texas
Paul Terry Walhus was in a video call with 4 people. #hangoutsonair
Get some great chromecast wawallpaers for your Mac, PC or Linux box.
Paul Terry Walhus was in a video call with 2 people. #hangoutsonair
OK, one step closer. How do I make the photosphere a bigger picture that is dynamic on this page?
How do I embed the google tour/photosphere in to a post here? Any ideas?
Added photos to Drink and Click™ Austin, TX Visits West 6th.
We've had 5 podcasts at http://chromecastcast.com now on the chromecast and talked about every aspect of it. And I secured about a dozen of them to start a chromecast development company. And of all the nuggets of info out there, this may be the most impressive.
Google’s Chrome web browser and Chrome OS operating system come in stable, beta, and dev channels. And it turns out the company’s Chromecast media streaming device is no different.
Out of the box, the $35 media device runs the Chromecast stable software. But if you want to switch channels, developer Jay Lee has posted instructions.
chromecast beta channel
At this point the only thing that seems to change when you switch channels is that you can see the build number, IP address, and channel info on the home screen when you switch to the dev or beta channel.
Typically Google rolls out experimental features to the dev channel first, and then makes them available in the beta and eventually stable channels once they’re a little more fool-proof.
In other words, switching to one of these channels is likely to introduce bugs — but it might also give you an early look at upcoming features.
It’s interesting that Google is taking a Chrome-like approach to channels for the Chromecast. While the company says it runs a modified version of Chrome OS, under the hood it actually seems to be running a modified version of Android which boots the Chrome web browser. Ultimately I guess it depends on how you define Chrome OS.
Keep in mind though, Google doesn’t make it easy to switch channels on the Chromecast. Lee’s instructions involve rooting your device, connecting to it over telnet, and running a series of commands which will reset your device and remove root access. There’s no guarantee you won’t break your device in the process.
On the other hand, a replacement will only cost you $35.
Is anyone interested in helping me do interviews and video/photography, video editing for SXSW as a member of my crew. You won't get paid but you might get a pass to all the sessions, events, parties etc. if I can wrangle one.
August 1, 2013 – Austin, Texas – South By Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals are now open for business at sxsw.com. Conference registrations, hotel requests, Film Festival submissions, Interactive Awards and SXSW Accelerator applications and Music Festival showcase applications are now being accepted. SXSW Music, SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive take place Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
SXSW Conferences and Festivals offer a plethora of daytime events for anyone interested in Music, Film or Interactive technologies. Registration for the SXSW Conferences and Festivals allows access to daytime events including keynote addresses, panels, one-on-one interviews, workshops, mentor sessions, meet ups, the SXSW Trade Show, Music Gear Expo, SXSW Gaming Expo, official SXSW parties, and CLE programs. Music and Platinum registrants also gain priority access into all SXSW nighttime showcases; Platinum, Gold and Film registrants gain priority access to Film screenings; Platinum, Gold and Interactive registrants gain access to Startup Village and the SXSW Accelerator competition. Convergent conference programming emphasizing the intersection of the Film and Interactive worlds is accessible to all Platinum, Gold, Film and Interactive registrants from Friday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 11. Additionally, SXSW offers a track of Platinum convergent panel topics on Tuesday, March 11 highlighting the increasing connection between original music, emerging technologies and independent film which is open to all conference badges. Registration also allows access to SXsocial, a great tool to aid in planning SXSW meetings and networking throughout the year. Click on sxsw.com to learn more and to register to attend SXSW Music, SXSW Film, SXSW Interactive, or a combination of events.
SXSW Film (March 7 – 15, 2014) is now accepting submissions from filmmakers for the opportunity to screen their films at this renowned destination for discovery. Submissions are only accepted online via the official SXSW website at sxsw.com/film and in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Music Video, Title Sequence and Texas High School Short. Submission fees are at their lowest if films are received by the early deadline of Thursday, October 3, and are still discounted if they are received by the next deadline of Thursday, October 31. The drop dead deadline is Thursday, November 14, 2013. Please keep in mind; these deadlines are on a RECEIVED BY basis, (NOT based on a postmark date). Complete rules and regulations, as well as additional information on the submission process can be found in the Submission FAQ, at http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/faq. SXSW is proud to be an official qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® Short Film competition. The Best Narrative Short and Best Animated Short winners become eligible for the Academy Awards.
SXSW Interactive (March 7 – 11, 2014) is accepting applications for SXSW Accelerator, our marquee startup pitch competition in Startup Village. Startups that launched within the last year are encouraged to submit via our online application. Over $587 million in funding has been awarded to past Accelerator finalists and winners. Past participants include: Siri, Foodspotting, Gamesalad, Spredfast, Roqbots, Hipmunk, Tango, Wildfire and more. Please visit http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator for more information. SXSW Interactive is also now accepting applications for the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, which celebrates the best digital work — from mobile and tablet apps — to websites and installations. Please see http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards for more information on categories and application information.
SXSW Music (March 11 – 16, 2014) continues to accept showcase applications for acts to perform at the world famous SXSW Music Festival. Apply now for the opportunity to perform for the 25,000 industry representatives including over 3,000 media representatives and the thousands of fans in attendance. SXSW hosts acts in every stage of their development including music legends as well as artists wanting to gain career changing exposure and publicity from the amazing mix of influential and international participants that attend every year. To apply, please go to http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply. All applications must be submitted no later than October 11, 2013. Application fees are $33 for early submissions, $45 for applications submitted after September 6, 2013.
The 2014 PanelPicker voting for proposals on behalf of all three events begins Monday, August 19 and runs through Friday, September 6. The online two-step process allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in programming and shaping the look and feel of the 2014 event. Also very important is the input of the SXSW Advisory Board, which is comprised of more than 100 new media industry experts from across the United States and around the world. To learn more about PanelPicker, visit: http://www.panelpicker.sxsw.com.
SXSW Conferences and Festivals are sponsored by Miller Lite, Monster Energy, Esurance, Chevrolet, AT&T, The Austin Chronicle and Sonicbids.
About SXSW Conferences & Festivals
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the Trade Shows and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events' conclusion.
In the third episode of the http://chromecastcast.com Nic challenges Google to get their chromecast act more together and deliver something less watered down and more robust. doesn't hold back any punches! covers the latest news in the world of chromecast and slides in just under the wire toward the end of the podcast with his report on his first week of using chromecast. Don't miss next Tuesday nights chromecastcast which will be an On Air Hangout where will make her first live appearance and will be ready for action!
Paul Terry Walhus was in a video call with 6 people. #hangoutsonair
This is the circle for panelists in our chromecastcast.com podcast, jen, please add to it and republish. Our next podcast will be Wednesday, July 31st today at 7 pm CST. Please watch it on youtube/g+ or join our panel if you have some insight into the hottest product on the planet, chromecast from Google. I hope Nic and Chris can join!
We're looking for chromecast developers to participate in our podcasts on http://chomecastcast.com . . . do you have a killer app idea for chromecast? We need to hear from you!
transcript of my conversation with netflix about redeeming my chromecast 3 month free netflix coupon codes from bestbuy.
I see and since I bought multiple chromecasts and I can redeem these and keep adding months correct?
So it only works once for one account. If you have multiple accounts then yes, but not on the same account.
I see. And how long do these codes last?
As long as you bought all of the chromecasts at the same exact time they will all still work, but they will not work on this account.
When do they expire .. these codes? Or do they never expire?
They will not expire.
And you're 100% sure they will never expire, they are good for eternity?
Yes they are good for eternity.
Thanks Ameenah, we will redeem them in the year 2579
Haha, I hope I am stillalive.
Paul Terry Walhus was in a video call with 6 people. #hangoutsonair
Paul Terry Walhus was in a video call with 8 people. #hangoutsonair
Tonight tune in to our 2nd episode of the http://chromecastcast.com podcast with and and surprise guests to get caught up on the latest chromecast news and views
Paul Terry Walhus was in a video call with 3 people. #hangoutsonair
If you don't have tickets and are not likely to get them, the #aclfest is looking for volunteers. It's a six day music festival in Zilker Park. There is a $10 fee to apply to be a volunteer however.
I'll be watching this live on Wednesday, will we find out what chromecast is all about?
ProductCamp Austin held their 11th event on Saturday, July 20th from 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus.
Folks in the Product Manager shared and exchanged knowledge on Product Management or Marketing topics with their peers, hosted sessions to demonstrate their leadership, practice their presentation skills, and have fun in a no-pressure environment. Traditional presentations, facilitated roundtables, workshops, and other creative ideas were encouraged. Through the collective efforts of their community, together we are ProductCamp.
ProductCamp is an un-conference made possible entirely by our volunteer community. At recent events many of you have asked for additional ways to contribute. During registration you now have the ability to donate to ProductCamp Austin. ProductCamp Austin has always been, and will continue to be a free un-conference. This donation is purely optional, and simply another way for our participants to continue to build the community. – from ProductCampAustin.com
AUSTIN – Springnet — Demonstrators in Austin, Texas showed their support for the protests in Wisconsin by holding an energetic rally at the state Capitol. Several hundred protesters attended the event in Austin Saturday, Feb 26, 2011.
The pro-union crowd sang folk songs and carried placards criticizing budget cuts in Texas and blasting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state employees.
Liberal commentator and onetime Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, wearing a trademark white cowboy hat, said he was happier than “a flea at a dog show” after seeing the hundreds gathered outside the Capitol. He said progressive voters had become too complacent.
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@laniar sez “come kick it with a gigantic beer at the Big Ass Social Happy Hour! Austinites know how to party and if you’re from out of town, you would be remiss if you didn’t come to the LOCALS’ party!”
Where: The Belmont
When: March 10, 2011 at 6:30 until a million o’clock
Who: EVERYONE is invited and you don’t need no stinkin’ badges!
Cost: No cover charge, drink tickets will be limited, so get there early
ANNIE RAY will have her famed photobooth up again and MIGUEL ANGEL will be our roving photographer, so put on your fake lashes and shiny shoes, y’all!
We do this every month and the only difference in March is that we welcome foreigners (people from outside of Austin), so check in to your fancy hotel and get a pedicab to take you to The Belmont, we’ll be waiting to welcome you to town!
Lani Anglin Rosales with an assist from Benn Rosales gave a talk as part of the massive RISE invasion of Austin, Texas. If you haven’t heard Lani talk, it’s a real treat to hear her discourse on how to build a social network and how to stay afloat in these sometimes treacherous, but normally navigable, waters. Her audience was rapt at attention throughout her talk, she didn’t use a projector or whiteboard. Just Lani and some folks, engaged in a session that was full of content every minute.
What amazed me the most is how prodigious a writer Lani is on a daily basis. An English grad, she cranks out a mind boggling number of articles, tweets, and emails every day without fail. And she’s very, very personable and doesn’t hesitate to get on the phone with her community members and followers and meet with them for coffee. She’s inspiring other bloggers and social networkers to get off their butts a little bit and pay attention to words on the page and to the impact these have on the community of people following their blogs and twitter feeds.
Lani and Benn’s major project is AgentGenius. Google it. This real estate blog has weathered controversy and triumphed to become a major force in the home seller industry segment. Focused, Informative. Over 80 article writers contribute to it including the prodigious Lani and her hubby Benn. Follow Lani on Twitter and don’t miss her frequent Austin, Texas tweetups.
Lani, born and raised in Austin, Texas, is the best ambassador for the values and ethos that make up the Austin way that I’ve ever experienced.
Today, Feb 27, 2011, we’re rebooting AustinLifestyles and will populate it with content soon.