Looks like all the Web designers, Information Architects, Usability experts, Bloggers and just about anyone else here in Austin could use a warm up for SXSW this year (where I’m a panelist!)
So let’s all meetup at the Austin Cocktail-Networking-Happy Hour, sponsored by the UT Austin, School of Information student chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.
It’s at Vivo Cocina, 2015 Manor Rd. Austin, TX from 6pm-8pm on Thursday March the 10th.
Refer to this handy Map to Vivo Cocina
See you there.
Cityfeeds.com – Austin looks like it does nothing but grab posts from the Austin Bloggers Meta-Blog.
What a great idea, computer equipment purchases can be sales tax free according to this from the Texas Film Comission.
Of course, tomorrow is the beginning of the Texas Book Festival, if anything else – to prove that some of us here in Texas do in fact read.
Here’s what events look good to me:
- 11:45 – 12:30: H.W. Brands, Lone Star Nation
Reading and Q&A introduced by Greg Curtis
- 12:30 – 1:30:
James Ellroy: Destination: Morgue!
Jessee Sublett: Never the Same Again
Reading and Q&A introduced by Kip Stratton
Location: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Main Hall
- 12:45 – 1:30: Dayton Duncan, Lewis and Clark
Reading and Q&A introduced by Regan Gammon
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.028
- 2:00 – 3:00: What’s So Funny About Politics?
Jim Hightower, Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush
Andy Borowitz, The Borowitz Report
Panel discussion by Evan Smith
Location: House Chamber
- 2:15 – 3:00: Men Behaving Badly:
Adam Johnson, Parasites Like Us
Kyle Smith, Love Monkey
Jonathan Ames, Wake Up, Sir
Reading and panel discussion moderated by Neal Pollack
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.010
- 7:00 – 9:45: Texas Book Festival After Hours: Movies
Location: Alamo Drafthouse–Downtown –
Oscar-winner Peter Bogdanovich will introduce two of his favorite films: 7 p.m.: Targets & 9:45 p.m.: Saint Jack.
- What’s Cooking in Texas
John DeMers, Houston: Culinary Capital
Fernando Saralegui, Our Latin Table
Linda Bauer, Historic Recipes from Texas and American Sampler Cookbook
Panel discussion moderated by Virginia Wood
Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.014
- 12:30 – 1:15: Meghan Daum, The Quality of Life Report
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Queen of Dreams
Reading and Q&A introduced by Mary Margaret Farabee
Location: Senate Chamber
- 2:00 – 2:45: Mind of a Killer
Michael McGarrity, Slow Kill
David Lindsey, The Face of the Assassin
Reading and panel discussion moderated by Gary Lavergne
Location: House Chamber
you get out of your Honda, walk over to your office at UT while drinking a green iced-tea with your tofu-based lunch you just picked up at Whole Foods while carrying your Apple Powerbook in your backpack and wearing shorts, a tshirt and sandals all while you’re thinking about your next software startup idea.
Life is good.
This is such a great idea that I’m thrilled to support it. TxDOT News Release
Why not allow travellers to take an email break, check out upcoming weather, road closures or just get a bit of blogging in during their drive?
This dog’ll hunt TxDOT!