If you’re in Austin Texas today, please do join us for another of our monthly happy hours to discuss all things IA including the upcoming IA Summit, ASIST, the IAI, the UT Austin iSchool and even the SXSW conference (when we’ll be having a great pre-SXSW party next month).
Where: Club DeVille, (voted best outdoor bar by Citysearch in 2005) 900 Red River St. Austin, TX
When: Wed. February 22, 5 – 7 pm
Here’s a posting of the names and the panels at this year’s upcoming SXSW Interactive conferece. SXSW Panels Schedule.
Calling all the Web designers, Information Architects, Usability experts, Bloggers and just about anyone else here in Austin doing Web-related work. Let’s all get together at Nuevo Leon on 1501 East 6th Street from 5pm-7pm this Wednesday, January the 25th.
This is one of the recurring events co-sponsored by the UT Austin School of Information and the UT Austin chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.
Tell your friends, bring your colleagues (or vice-versa).
Tonight (Wednesday January 18th, 2006) at 7pm is another Austin Bloggers get together, this time we’re at Mangia Pizza on 8012 Mesa Drive.
See you there.
Calling all the Web designers, Information Architects, Usability experts, Bloggers and just about anyone else here in Austin doing Web-related work. Let’s all get together for a tasty beverage at Vivo Cocina, 2015 Manor Rd. Austin, TX from 6pm-8pm on Thursday October the 27th.
This is one of the recurring events co-sponsored by the UT Austin, School of Information and the UT Austin student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.
Refer to this handy Map to Vivo Cocina and we will see you there.
If you’re reading this now, you have the skills to help out with the Katrina PeopleFinder Project.
From Rebecca McKinnon’s blog, RConversation:
After Katrina many friends and family members have been separated and left with no clear way to find each other. Hundreds of internet web sites are gathering hundreds, and probably thousands, of entries about missing persons or persons who want to let others know theyÄôre okay.
The problem is: the data on these sites has no particular form or structure. So it’s almost impossible for people to search or match things up. Plus there are dozens of sites – making it hard for a person seeking lost loved ones to search them all.
The Katrina PeopleFinder Project NEEDS YOUR HELP to enter data about missing and found people from various online sources. WeÄôre requesting as little as an hour of your time. All you need to do is help read unstructured posts about missing or found persons, and then add the relevant data to a database through a simple online form.
START HELPING NOW
Thanks to Jon Lebkowsky for letting me know about this effort.
Just a quick reminder: this Wednesday at 7pm there is another Austin Bloggers meetup. Austin Blogger meetups are certainly fabled in song and story and sure to be entertaining. If you haven’t come before, take some time out from your busy week and treat yourself to both Austin’s tastiest pizza at Mangia Pizza on Mesa Drive and to some lively conversation.
See you there.
Need to keep networked during SXSW? Here’s a couple of sites that give you quick ways to look for your next fix:
Hey you Austin Web developers, Information Architects, Graphic designers and of course, early SXSW’ers – come on over to the ASIS&T- Austin Information Architecture Cocktail & Networking Event at Vivo Cocina tonight (Thursday, March 10th) from 6-8 pm.
Students, amateurs and professionals welcome!
David Nunez has got a great unofficial geek guide to getting over yourself at SxSW Interactive 2005.
Check it out now, even if you aren’t going to SXSW.