Tuesday, February 27, 2007

DemoCamp Recap

Just wanted to post a quick recap of our first DemoCamp Austin. The event took place last night at Cafe Caffeine and it rocked! Official attendance per Whurley was 68, the place was packed for sure. It was great to see so many people there interested to see what's going on in the local Austin start-up scene and I hope it was good feedback for everyone who presented.

I'd have to give top honors to Steve from SnapPages. His demo was awesome and everyone there was pretty much blown away by how smooth and user friendly it was. Thanks again to the folks at Cafe Caffeine and everyone who made it out. We plan on holding a DemoCamp every quarter as interest allows so shoot me a note if you want to present, we are just about full for the next one!

Flickr photos
SnapPages photos

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Bootstrap on the Radio

Fellow Bootstrapper Jason Myers, founder of Business District Magazine , has just launched a 1-hour radio show every Sunday at 3pm on 1370AM Talk Radio . Last Sunday was the inaugural show with a spirited discussion between our own Gary Hoover and Jan Triplett on the entry of Walmart at Northcross Mall.

This Sunday (tomorrow), Jason will interview me on Bootstrapping, Bootstrap Network and how we bring our creative communities in Austin together. A good part of the discussion will revolve around my recent article in the current issue of ABD. Just yesterday, Kevin, Steve and I spoke at Wisdom at Work on how to create a vibrant community for their members based on insights we've learned at Bootstrap. Interestingly, this issue's Fast Company has an article by Andrew Park on cities trying to find their "inner Austin" to become attractors for the Creative Class (pg 43). Andrew also wrote the BusinessWeek article on Bootstrap last year.

We'd love it if folks would call in tomorrow and join the discussion. The number is: 512-390 1370. The show is 1hr and starts at 3pm.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

BarCamp Austin & SXSWi Panel Schedule

The panel schedule for SXSW Interactive has been posted and it looks to be a great lineup as usual.

Also, for those of you who don't want to burn $350 getting in, you can attend the non-conference BarCamp Austin on March 9-10 for free.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

DemoCamp Austin - Feb 26th @ Cafe' Caffeine

DemoCamp Austin is coming up February 26th, 6:30pm at Cafe' Caffeine. Confirmed so far to present are:

Red Light Green Light
Small World Labs

We're still waiting to hear back from the folks over at Mikons but it looks like we will have a full lineup. DemoCamp only has two rules:

1. Talk about DemoCamp

That's it, just show up to see some cool Austin startups and give some feedback on their demos.

Update 02/12 - Mark from Mikons is good to go so we are set for DemoCamp Austin, round 1!