Category Archives: austin

Anything to do with Austin, Texas.

Information Architecture Happy Hour, tonight (Wed) at Club DeVille

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

Austin IA Meetup – January 25 @ 5pm

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).

Austin IA Meetup – Oct. 27th at 6pm

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.

Volunteer to help with the Hurricane Katrina PeopleFinder

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 they’re 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. We’re 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


Katrina

Thanks to Jon Lebkowsky for letting me know about this effort.