Tech Events Roundup Feb. 4 - 10
Get ready to network! This week BASHH is back, along with the newly minted buisness card intensive BizBASHH. If you’re looking for a STEM based career, you can also try out Door64’s monthly happy hour. All three are downtown, so park once and bounce between the three events.
In addition to the networking goodness, there are plenty of user groups this week, not to mention a chance to watch Austin’s own TEDTalk live at Posh Coworking.
The Austin Linux Meetup
Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m.
The Pizza Bistro
12001 Burnet Rd
Gil will be presenting information about the 'iptables' firewall with routing rules. Don't miss it.
Node.JS User Group
Feb. 5, 7:00 p.m.
714 Congress Ave, Suite 200
Austin iPhone Developer Meetup
Feb. 5, 8:00 p.m.
Join to learn the location
We introduce ourselves, have a few beers and share iPhone developer tips and tricks. It's also a good time to talk about what apps we've noticed. New SDK easter eggs, etc. If you are an iphone developer, then feel free to join us. Please no sales offers, recruiters, etc.
QA Sig - Accessibility Testing
Feb. 6, Noon
412 Congress Ave.
One aspect of testing that is often overlooked is accessibility. Accessibility testing for software includes ensuring that users with disabilities can access an application with few barriers. It may be as simple as establishing that text is rendered larger in an application that it continues to be readable and does not suffer from distortion. Have you performed accessibility testing in your current position or previous ones? Come join us and share your thoughts!
Door64 Happy Hour
Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m.
4141 S Capital of Texas Hwy
All science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals are welcome and are invited to the next Door64 Happy Hour in north Austin. We ask that professionals in unrelated fields, including sales, real estate, financial planning and career coaches, please respect the technical focus of the happy hours, and consider some of the other door64 events. Recruiters are welcome, but are asked to make a small contribution for their tickets to help offset the cost of the event, and are asked to consider including title sponsorships and job fair tables in their recruiting plans. Recruiters will receive a special name badge, clearly identifying themselves.
BizBASHH Professional Networking Event
Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m.
710 West 6th St.
At BizBASHH, business card exchanges are encouraged, as are napkin ideas and mingling with your peers.Thousands of people have crossed the threshold into the BASHH, a big ass social happy hour for social media enthusiasts to meet and connect, consumer to consumer. It's been a tremendous success over the past five years, and hundreds show up every month to do it all over again.
Big Ass Social Happy Hour
Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m.
710 West 6th St.
Austin's relaxed mixer filled with professionals of all backgrounds that feel awkward knowing each other online but not offline. There are no speakers or panels, no lame pitches, no egos; all are welcomed to relax and have happy hours!
Introduction to iOS Development/HTML5
Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.
TechShop Austin-Round Rock
120 Sundance Parkway Suite #350; Round Rock
Once again we have Sam Griffith from Interactive Web Systems providing a "Getting Started" with iOS development session. Just as before I will have a short list of items you may want to check out before the meetup to get your feet wet. Look for it the next couple of days. If you have experience in this area and would like to help please let me know. We will also open up this session with a 15 minute HTML5 overview by Lee Church of Systems nHand.
Amplify Austin: Creative Social Media Ideas
Feb. 8, 9:30 a.m.
Alamo DraftHouse - The Village
2700 West Anderson Ln
Social Media Panel - we will talk through best practices and strategy. Feel free to bring your ideas and we can help!
Tech Ranch Austin - Campfire
Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Tech Ranch Austin
9111 Jollyville Rd #100
Our structured teaming activity facilitates getting know your fellow attendees at a deeper level than a conventional networking event to enable knowledgeable recommendations that quickly get at what you actually need. Hear the story of Tech Ranch Austin and get a new perspective on Austin entrepreneurship while finding ways to plug into the community. Cap the evening with a larger social gathering over wine and snacks that allows instant follow-up with your new team. More in-depth conversations set next steps.
TEDx FearLess Viewing Party
Feb. 9, 9:00 a.m.
Posh Coworking Lounge
3027 N. Lamar
We invite you to experience a day of being FearLess with TEDx hosted by Posh. Immerse yourself in thought provoking speakers, innovative talks and networking, and empower yourself to be FearLess. Posh will be a hosting a live viewing of the TEDx speakers as well as two local speakers. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day.